This program prepares students for entry-level positions as electrical and mechanical technicians found in bakeries, manufacturing, chemical plants and material handling and automated warehouse environments. Workers in this field maintain, calibrate, and repair the electrical, mechanical, and electronic equipment found in today’s industrial environments. This program involves cross-training in these areas of multiple, integrated systems.

What Can I Do With An Integrated Systems Technology A.A.S. Degree?

After completing training in these programs, graduates will be ready to move onto a bachelor's degree program in mechanical engineering or mechanical technology. 

Job Outlook

Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects may be best for those who stay abreast most recent advances in technology.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

Manufacturing Intern, Certificate

This program prepares students to be interviewed for internships in manufacturing. The students gain an opportunity to explore industrial maintenance as a career.

Plant Engineering Mechanic, Certificate

This program integrates short, stackable certificates into a medium size certificate aligned with the postsecondary educational needs of manufacturing and transportation and logistics employers. The certificate introduces topics covering the installation, configuration, and maintenance of automated handling equipment.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name: Plant Engineering Mechanic - Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $7,140 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Illinois

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Fluid Power Technician, Certificate

This program prepares students to upgrade their skills to work in career fields of industrial maintenance. This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in industrial maintenance and fluid power. Industrial maintenance personnel often work with hydraulic and pneumatic systems and controls.

Industrial Controls Technician, Certificate

This program prepares students to work in career fields of industrial electrical maintenance. Students will receive training in electrical controls. Students will learn about industrial electrical controls. Jobs in industrial electrical controls can be found in such career fields as electrical and electronics installers and repairers.

Industrial Maintenance Technician, Certificate

This program prepares students to work in career fields of industrial maintenance. Students will receive training in mechanical drive, fluid power, and electrical control systems. Students will learn about the basic concepts that support these systems, installation and troubleshooting.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name: Industrial Maintenance Technician - Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $5,130 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Illinois

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Mechanical Drive Technician, Certificate

This program prepares students to work in career fields of industrial maintenance mechanic. Students will receive training in mechanical drive systems using belts, chains, and gears. Students will learn about drive systems installation and alignment. Jobs working with mechanical drive systems can be found in such career areas as industrial machinery mechanics.

PLC Technician, Certificate

This program prepares students to work in career fields of automated industrial controls. Students will receive training in electrical controls and PLCs. Students will learn about industrial electrical controls and programmable logic controllers. Jobs in PLCs can be found in such career fields as electrical and electronics installers and repairers.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name: PLC Technician - Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 8 months.

This program will cost $4,000 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Illinois

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Career Connections Program

This program qualifies for up to $8,000 in tuition assistance.

Program Details

Program NameType of CredentialCurriculum CodeDepartment or Division
Fluid Power TechnicianCertificate1367Computer Integrated Technologies
Industrial Controls TechnicianCertificate1364Computer Integrated Technologies
Industrial Maintenance TechnicianCertificate1368Computer Integrated Technologies
Integrated Systems TechnologyA.A.S.1403Computer Integrated Technologies
Manufacturing InternCertificate1404Computer Integrated Technologies
Mechanical Drive TechnicianCertificate1366Computer Integrated Technologies
PLC TechnicianCertificate1365Computer Integrated Technologies
Plant Engineering MechanicCertificate1405Computer Integrated Technologies

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