Industrial Systems Technology

Program Overview

The Industrial Systems Technology Diploma program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a career as an Industrial Systems technician/electrician.  The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skills. The diploma program teaches skills in Industrial Systems Technology providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLC’s, instrumentation, fluidpower, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers.

Students are accepted into the Industrial Systems Technology diploma program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 4 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 46 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Industrial Systems Technology diploma program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

North Campus (Sandersville)

Salary Potential

$41,800.00 – $72,800.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $5,924.00
Books & Supplies:  $1,175.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Industrial Systems Technology diploma program are prepared for employment as industrial electricians or industrial systems technicians. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • BASIC SKILLS COURSES
  • ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • EMPL1000Interpersonal Relations & Prof Devlpmnt2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1013Algebraic Concepts3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • IDSY1110Industrial Motor Controls I4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1120Basic Industrial PLCs4 credit hours120 contact hours
  • IDSY1130Industrial Wiring4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1170Industrial Mechanics4 credit hours120 contact hours
  • IDSY1190Fluid Power Systems4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1195Pumps and Piping Systems3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • Choose one of the following DC courses:
  • ELTR1010Direct Current Fundamentals3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDFC1011Direct Current I3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDSY1101DC Circuit Analysis3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • Choose one of the following AC courses:
  • ELTR1020Alternating Current Fundamentals3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDFC1012Alternating Current I3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDSY1105AC Circuit Analysis3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXOccupational Electives - 6 Credit Hours6 credit hours contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 46