Industrial Systems Technology

Systems Technology: Solving Problems Across Industries

Industrial technicians prepare machinery and equipment plans, design workflow, conduct production studies, and analyze costs. Their work is integral to keeping mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and other systems running smoothly and efficiently.

Pitt Community College’s Associate in Applied Science Industrial Systems Technology program teaches you critical technical skills, including blueprint reading, machining, welding, mechatronics, and all corresponding maintenance procedures.

Our program is designed to prepare you to service, maintain, repair, and install equipment for a wide range of industries. The program also gives you the training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial equipment and physical facilities.

Our AAS in industrial technology emphasizes hands-on learning — 70 percent of your time is spent working in our state-of-the-art labs.

Upon graduation, you have the option to continue your education. PCC’s industrial technology degree is fully transferrable to East Carolina University to earn your Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology.

Whether you are new to the industrial field, already working, or retired military, PCC’s industrial technology degree is worth exploring.

Industrial Systems Technology diploma and certificate options

From electrical, machining, welding courses, mechatronics, and blueprint reading, PCC’s industrial technology program offers a variety of certificate and diploma options:

  • Industrial Systems Technology Diploma
  • Basic Mechanical Maintenance Certificate
  • Bio-Maintenance Certificate
  • Facilities Maintenance Certificate
  • Industrial Systems Technology Level Ι Certification
  • Industrial Systems Technology Level Ι Certification

We also offer industrial technology career and high school certificates.

Why Choose Pitt Community College for Your Industrial Technology Degree?

Experienced faculty — Each instructor who teaches blueprint reading, hydraulics courses, electricity courses, welding courses, and machining has either industry or military experience, along with decades of educational training. They know how to make the material relatable and are dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals.

Flexibility — To work with your busy schedule, PCC’s industrial technology program meets just two to three days. To provide maximum convenience, we also offer some courses online and in the evenings.

State-of-the-art labs — PCC’s industrial technology labs are filled with automated equipment applicable to every industry. Since you’ll spend the majority of your educational time — 70 percent — working with state-of-the-art equipment including mechatronic technologies, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to pursue industrial jobs.

Scholarships — We offer scholarships specifically for students pursuing vocational degrees, including the Dr. Edgar Boyd Endowed Scholarship and the Van Nortwick Endowed Scholarship. General scholarships are also available.

Learn more by visiting PCC’s scholarship page.

Third-party credentials — Upon program completion, you may apply for multiple credentials through the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), including electrical, torque, precision instruments, sensors, mechanical, and hydraulics/pneumatic certifications, as well as your OSHA 30 card.

Multiple diploma and certificate options — Earning certificates to enhance your Industrial Systems Technology AAS makes you a well-rounded job candidate.

Real-world experience — Our industrial technology program has an excellent reputation. Companies like Bridgestone have created apprenticeships for students like you. Many of these opportunities convert to job offers.

Fully transferrable — If you choose to continue your education, you can transfer your associate degree to East Carolina University to earn your Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology.

Accreditation — Pitt Community College is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Jobs Outlook for Industrial Systems Technology

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth for industrial technology through 2032 is expected to be 3 percent, which is as fast as the average. BLS reports $61,220 as the median salary for industrial technology jobs.

Industrial systems technology roles are available across industries and include:

• Industrial maintenance
• Facility maintenance
• Pharmaceutical maintenance
• Manufacturing maintenance
• Process equipment control

“My experience with [PCC’s] Industrial Systems Technology program was the best. The instructors genuinely prepared me for a successful career. I found my current job through an apprenticeship from the program.”

Kevin Pavon Perez

Class of 2023

“PCC’s Industrial Systems Technology program has given me a great career start. I have learned valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied to many industries.”

Jesus Lunes Morales

Class of 2023

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Industrial Maintenance
Facility Maintenance
Pharmaceutical Maintenance
Manufacturing Maintenance
Process Equipment Control

Ranging from blueprint reading to electricity courses to working with programmable logic controllers, PCC’s Industrial Systems Technology degree offers a comprehensive curriculum, including:

Introduction to Refrigeration
Blueprint Reading
Blueprint Reading/Construction
Diagrams and Schematics
DC/AC Electricity
Motors and Controls
Introduction to PLC
PLC Applications
Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
Industrial Safety
Machine Processes I & II
Introduction to Maintenance Procedures
Co-op Work Experience I
Maintenance Practices
Rigging and Moving
Industrial Equipment Troubleshooting
Basic Welding Processes
Industrial Fabrication

You’ll also participate in a co-op work experience where you’ll apply everything you’ve learned in your classes and labs.

As a student earning your degree in industrial technology, you’ll learn how to manufacture, replace, and repair industrial equipment, including mechanical and electrical.

You’ll take machining courses, electricity courses, and welding courses. You’ll develop technical skills in blueprint reading and gain a complete understanding of the multidisciplinary field of mechatronics.

Upon completion of PCC’s Industrial Systems Technology program, you’ll have the practical skills and necessary technical information to pursue industry employment — and advancement.

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