Interdisciplinary Studies – Industrial Mechanical Systems

Program Overview

The Associates of Applied Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies – Industrial Mechanical Systems  program provides instruction to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions within the industrial production equipment maintenance field. 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 Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) allows customization of the program of study based on each student’s academic and professional goals. The AIS requires completion of 61 semester credit hours (21 hours of general education requirements and 40 hours distributed among one or more areas of emphasis). Areas of concentration include education, public safety, business and computer/information technology, industrial/engineering technology, and health sciences. The program curriculum may be strategically selected to build upon the student’s goals and objectives. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition or continued education. A student might choose an interdisciplinary studies program if his or her specific goals and interests cannot be met through a school’s existing majors, minors and electives.

Students are accepted into the Interdisciplinary Studies – Industrial Mechanical Systems degree program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 5 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 61 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Interdisciplinary Studies – Industrial Mechanical Systems degree 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

$41,600.00 – $72,800.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $7,093.00
Books & Supplies:  $1,450.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Interdisciplinary Studies – Industrial Mechanical Systems degree program are prepared for employment as an industrial maintenance mechanic. 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.



Course Overview

  • AREA I - Language Arts/Communications (6 credit hours required)
  • ENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL1102Literature and Composition3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours required)
  • HIST2111U.S. History I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2112U.S. History II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • POLS1101American Government3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PSYC1101Introductory Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • SOCI1101Introduction to Sociology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6 credit hours required)
  • Choose 3 credit hours:
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Choose 3 or more credit hours:
  • CHEM1151Survey of Inorganic Chemistry3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • CHEM1151 LSurvey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PHYS1110Conceptual Physics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PHYS1110LConceptual Physics Lab1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1113Precalculus3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1127Introduction to Statistics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA IV - Humanities/Fine Arts
  • Choose one of the following:
  • ENGL2110World Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL2130American Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Choose 40 additional credit hours:
  • IDSY1020Print Reading and Problem Solving3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • IDSY1110Industrial Motor Controls I4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1160Mechanical Laws and Principles4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • IDSY1170Industrial Mechanics4 credit hours120 contact hours
  • IDSY1190Fluid Power Systems4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1195Pumps and Piping Systems3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • IDSY1240Maintenance for Reliability4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxOccupational Related Elective - 5 Credit Hours5 credit hours 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