Manufacturing-Industrial Technology

Are you fascinated by electricity and electronics? Are you interested in learning how automation works? Do you enjoy tinkering with a machine to change what it does? Do you enjoy working with your hands on mechanical systems? Do you enjoy using electricity to improve your quality of life? If you answer yes to these questions, one, or several of the MIT programs can prepare you for a rewarding career in electricity, electronics, or manufacturing. The programs cover the major areas of Industrial Technology so chances are we have a program that will focus on your area of interest.

This is a link to a set of videos about the programs offered in our division. Keep in mind they are a few years old so some of the information may be a little off or just incorrect. It is still a good introduction to what types of jobs are out there and what the classes prepare you for.

MIT Program Information - YouTube

What is Manufacturing-Industrial Technology?

Manufacturing-Industrial Technology is a program area in which a student can earn an associate degree in one of 3 areas with up to 4 focus areas or “specializations”. Each area concentrates on one particular career field in manufacturing and industrial automation and control. Because hands-on experience is so important to learning and developing skills, all of the technical courses in the programs include a lab component in which you will apply what you are learning in class.

All of these programs have a common core of classes that help you learn to communicate professionally (English, Oral Communications), understand the fundamentals of science, learn the mathematics you will need in technical classes, and to help you to understand how your role as a respected technician fits into the greater society of our community, nation and world (Humanities, Social Science).

In addition to the general education courses, because electricity is used in all aspects of industry, all students study the fundamentals of electricity including Direct Current Circuits and Alternating Current Circuits.

Finally, we realize that many times workers in industry are in need of specific training and are not in a position to take all of the classes needed for an AAS degree. For that reason, any of our classes can be taken by any person who has the required background. In addition, we offer many certificates that you can earn as you progress through the programs.

List of the Majors and the Areas Each Degree Covers

Computer Maintenance Technology - computers and network hardware
Program Descriptions: A specialization of the Engineering Technology Program, this field of study will prepare you to understand how a computer and a data communications network works. You will be able to build, troubleshoot and repair computers, you will be to wire networks, and maintain popular Operating Systems.

Industrial Engineering Technology - electrical systems used in manufacturing
Program Descriptions: Industrial Engineering Technology focuses on the electrical systems that make automation work. Technicians in this area focus on the electrical motors, controls systems, and motor controls and may go to work in manufacturing facilities to maintain, repair and modify electrical systems.

Industrial Maintenance Technology - machines, automation, manufacturing systems, welding
Program Descriptions: Industrial Maintenance Technology involves keeping industrial systems working properly. Technicians working in industry are the people who work directly with machines: troubleshooting, calibrating, repairing, re-programming, and maintaining them. They are involved with installing machines, making them work, taking care of them so they do not break down (maintenance), re-programming/re-building them to do different tasks, and trouble-shooting and repairing them when they fail.

Electronics Engineering Technology - electricity, electronic devices, digital circuits
Program Descriptions: This program studies the fundamentals of electricity and focuses on electronic devices and digital electronics. This program is for the person who wants to understand the basics of electricity and electronics and go to work in the electronics area in electronics repair, electronics assembly, and testing.

Electronic Communications Technology - Electronic Devices and Communications
Program Descriptions: This program prepares a graduate to go to work in the area electric and electronic communications. In this program you will learn the fundamentals of electrical and electronics, as well as how electronics is used in communication systems. Graduates are prepared for entry-level careers in troubleshooting and repair of electronic systems, consumer electronics, and telephone and cable systems.

Industrial Electrician - Construction, Motor Controls, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's)

Construction Electrician - Residential and Business Wiring
Program Descriptions: If your desire is to become a professional electrician, this program is for you. We offer three degreed programs focused on three major areas in electrical wiring and construction. This program adds the National Electrical Code, rotating machines, and motor controls to the program core, and students take focused courses to complete each program. The three areas of specialization are: Industrial Electrician, Construction Electrician, and Motor Control Electrician.

Motor Control Electrician - Motor Controls, Fluid Power, PLC’s