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Industrial Technology

This program is offered at Clark State's Bellefontaine and Springfield locations.

The Industrial Technology program has been developed in response to the great need expressed by manufacturers in the Champaign, Clark, Greene, and Logan County areas for skilled technicians. The program is intended to train for career fields such as machine repair technician, electrical maintenance technician, or industrial maintenance mechanic.

Technical coursework in the program is designed such that it can be used to support company-sponsored apprenticeship programs.


Some required courses for the Associates degree are offered only at the Springfield location. In addition to applied technical courses, Industrial Technology includes a co-op experience. Students must complete EBE 1000, Employability Skills, and then work with Career Services to secure an appropriate co-op site.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an associate degree in Industrial Technology, a graduate will be able to:

  • Design, produce, and document a finished product per quality specifications using knowledge of engineering, materials, metrology, and manufacturing process.
  • Use computers in troubleshooting, maintenance planning, and report writing.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of manufacturing processes, including safety, cost, documentation, material selection, fabrication, and assembly.
  • Formulate and analyze the mathematical models for physical and engineering problems.
  • Use commonly-available instruments, schematics, operating manuals, and troubleshooting guides.
  • Demonstrate and understand the safety requirements for working in an industrial setting.
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of power machinery.

Directed Learning Laboratory
Clark State Community College has recognized the need for students who are currently working to have flexible class hours. As a result, many of the courses in the Industrial Technology program will be offered in the College’s Directed Learning Laboratory. Most Industrial Technology (INT) courses, along with other selected technical courses, will be offered in a modular format that will allow students to come to the lab on their own schedule and complete the coursework and laboratory assignments. The lab will be staffed by a faculty member and is open day, evening, and Saturday hours to accommodate many working schedules. The days and times that students complete the coursework in the lab is up to the individual student within the open hours of the lab. Some group assignments may be required. The ability to learn on an independent basis will help ensure student success in this program.

Transfer Options
Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.

Scholastic Preparation
Students should have had one year of high school algebra or the equivalent. Students may take preparatory courses at Clark State, but it will require a longer amount of time to complete their degree program.

Course Title Credits
Fall
INT 1000 OSHA 10-Hour General Safety 1
INT 1300 Electrical Systems 3
EBE 1000 Employability Skills 1
ENT 1000 Introduction to Industrial and Engineering Technology 3
ENT 1050 Manufacturing Foundations 4
ENG 1111 English I 3
 
Spring
INT 1201 Hydraulics and Pneumatics I 3
INT 1350 Motor and Motor Controls 3
INT 2500 Programmable Logic Control 3
INT 1400 Mechanical Maintenance 3
MTH 1115 Industrial Calculations 3
 
Summer
-- Co-Op 2
 
Fall
INT 2200 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Troubleshooting 3
INT 2300 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
INT 2325 Alternating Current/ Direct Current (AC/DC) Servos 3
INT 2400 Industrial Machine Maintenance 3
-- Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavorial Science Elective* 3
 
Spring
INT 2550 Automated Systems 3
PHY 1100 Fundamentals of Physics 4
ECO 2210 Principles of Macroeconomicsor  
ECO 2220 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
 
  Total Credit Hours 60

* The technical elective must be a minimum of 3 semester hours in any combination of co-op (EBE 2701 - EBE 2704, EBE 2801 - EBE 2804) or any course not already prescribed in the following areas:  CAD, ENT, INT or NTK 1110.