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Industrial Systems Technology (D50240)


The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to service, maintain, repair, or install equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems.

Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in blueprint reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered.

Upon completion of this curriculum, graduates should be able to individually, or with a team, safely install, inspect, diagnose, repair, and maintain industrial process and support equipment. Students will also be encouraged to develop their skills as life-long learners.

Students enrolling in this program must purchase student accident insurance.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
BPR 135 Schematics and Diagrams 2 0 2
ELC 114 Commercial Wiring 2 6 4
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 0 2
MAT 110 Math Measurement and Literacy (or higher) 2 2 3
WBL 110 World of Work 1 0 1
11 8 12
Spring Semester
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 3 6 5
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics 2 3 3
MEC 130 Mechanisms 2 2 3
7 11 11
Summer Semester
Communication Elective 3 0 3
3 0 3
Fall Semester
ELN 231 Industrial Controls 2 3 3
MNT 160 Industrial Fabrication 1 3 2
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 2
4 9 7
Spring Semester
MNT 110 Introduction to Maintenance Procedures 1 3 2
MNT 240 Industrial Equipment Troubleshooting 1 3 2
2 6 4
Communication Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: COM 110, COM 120, ENG 110, ENG 111

Employment Competencies

Upon successful completion of the Industrial Systems Technology program, graduates will/should be able to:
1. Read and interpret schematics and diagrams as they relate to industry
2. Analyze and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic circuits
3. Apply maintenance procedures to industrial electro-mechanical systems
4. Fabricate basic parts to specifications

Employment Outlook

Overall employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is projected to grow 13% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The continuing adoption of automated manufacturing machinery will require more maintenance workers, mechanics, and millwrights to keep machines in good working order over the next decade.

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audiences.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

OutcomesPass Rates by Year
Information Literacy87%64%51%51%
Critical Thinking51%52%41%65%57%


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