2020-2021 College Catalog

Industrial Engineering Technology AAS

Industrial Engineering Technology AAS (Major Code: IET3)

Program Description

Industrial Engineering Technology is the science of utilizing the latest in materials, technological techniques and industrial equipment to improve industry efficiency and productivity. The Industrial Engineering Technology program uniquely designed for application in broad-spectrum automation industrial technologies including transportation, health, alternate green energy, robotics manufacturing and upcoming nanotechnology. The focus of study will emphasize students\' acquisition of skills for identification of industrial plant processes, concrete understanding of the technological embedded control instrumentation techniques and able to apply hands-on implementation to a specific industry. The courses enable embedded systems integration of knowledge in the applications of electronics, electromechanical, pneumatics, hydraulics, remote distributed sensing network computing for the automation control of devices and equipment in modern functional industries. Upon successful completion of the courses, program graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology qualifying them to implement/understand specific control system, troubleshoot and provide preventive maintenance of industrial devices: motors, generators, pumps, valves and other actuators using programmable logic controllers, other software controllers, distributed sensors in servomechanisms and adaptive network controlling.

Career Information


Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 17% nationally and 24% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $46,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually. 

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Wensheng Xu
Program Coordinator, Industrial Engineering
Academic Building C2137


Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 5 terms
Program Credit Hours: 71
Estimated Program Cost: $9,996

Course Outline


General Education Courses (15 Credits)

Area I – Language Arts/Communication (Both Required)

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric


ENGL 1105Technical Communications


Area II – Social/Behavioral Science

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology


Area III – Natural Sciences/Mathematics

MATH 1111College Algebra


Area IV – Humanities/Fine Arts Select one of the following

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities


MUSC 1101


Occupational Courses (56 Credits)

COMP 1000Intro to Computers


FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar


ENGT 1000Intro. to Engineering Technolo


ELCR 1060Linear Integrated Circuits


ELCR 2800Embedded Systems Capstone


ELUT 1215


ICET 1120Industrial Control Modeling


ICET 1130Industrial Network Protocol


ICET 1140Indust. Process Simulation


ICET 1150Industrial Controllers


ICET 1170Industrial Systems Analysis


ICET 1190Reliability Engineering


IDFC 1007Industrial Safety Procedures


IDSY 1100Basic Circuit Analysis


IDSY 1110Industrial Motor Controls I


Total Credit Hours: 71


Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will have developed quantitative and analytical skills.
2. The graduate will have developed critical thinking and problem solving skills.
3. The graduate will have developed data acquisition and management skills.
4. The graduate will have developed mathematical modeling, and simulation skills.
5. The graduate will have developed communication and teamwork skills.
6. The graduate will have developed equipment assemble, maintenance and repair.
7. The graduate will have developed safety and plant regulation skills.
8. The graduate will have developed critical observer and focus attention skills.
9. The graduate will have developed computational literacy and skills.
10. The graduate will have developed professional and ethical responsibility.