When production workers encounter problems with the machines they operate, they call industrial technicians. Industrial technicians install, replace and repair equipment in industrial settings. Students in these options are prepared for industrial maintenance and industrial technician positions.

Industrial electronics technicians set up and service the electronic equipment that controls machines and production processes in industries. As facilities update and invest in new equipment to boost productivity and improve product quality, they increasingly rely on IETs to properly install and align industrial control systems and machinery. Preventive maintenance on such equipment as digital and microprocessor-based systems, programmable controls, motor drive systems, power systems and robotics is important and necessary to prevent production delays.

Industrial maintenance technicians are expected to troubleshoot malfunctions and perform preventive maintenance and emergency fixes on structures, equipment and facilities, and may do some carpentry and electrical work. Maintenance technicians are responsible for ensuring quality and safe production by guaranteeing smooth operation of equipment, including motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems and production machines as outlined in operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions and sketches.

Students in OCtech’s IET and IMT programs receive a well-rounded education. Hands-on experience in technical courses gives students practical knowledge and further emphasizes concepts presented in the classroom. Classes in oral and written communications, computer skills, mathematics and interpersonal skills are also part of the required curriculum.

Associate Degree in Applied Science
76 semester hours

Fall I

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

EEM-117

3

3

4

Spring I

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

PSY-103

3

0

3

Summer I

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

Fall II

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

EEM-215

2

3

3

IMT-223

2

3

3

Spring II

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

EEM-221

2

3

3

EEM-235

2

3

3

IMT-232

2

3

3