Industrial Systems Technology (Degree)

Program Description

The Industrial Systems Technology degree program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a career as an Industrial Systems technician/electrician. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skills. The degree program teaches skills in Industrial Systems Technology providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLCs, instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers. Graduates of the program receive an Industrial Systems technology degree that qualifies them for employment as industrial electricians or industrial systems technicians.

Program Details

  • Major Code:  IS13
  • Award Level: Degree
  • Location:  Flint River and Griffin Campuses
  • Program Entrance Term:  Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program:  4 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation:  63

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note:  While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.


Program Courses
First Term
IDSY 1101—DC Circuit Analysis 3
IDSY 1105—AC Circuit Analysis 3
IDSY 1170—Industrial Mechanics 4
Natural Sciences/Mathematics—Choose one of the following 3
MATH 1111—College Algebra OR
MATH 1100*—Quantitative Skills and Reasoning OR
MATH 1101*—Mathematical Modeling OR
MATH 1103—Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
ENGL 1101—Composition and Rhetoric (Required) 3
Second Term
Social/Behavioral Sciences elective—Choose one: (Required) 3
ECON 1101, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, HIST 1111 OR HIST 2111
IDSY 1110—Industrial Motor Controls I 4
IDSY 1130—Industrial Wiring 4
IDSY 1190—Fluid Power Systems 4
Third Term
Humanities/Fine Arts elective—Choose one: (Required) - HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, OR THEA 1101 3
IDSY 1120—Basic Industrial PLCs 4
IDSY 1195—Pumps and Piping Systems 3
IDSY 1210—Industrial Motor Controls II 4
General Core elective: (Required) 3
Choose one non-repetitive course from Area I, II, III, or IV (See this page)
Fourth Term
Specific Occupational electives 11
IDSY 1220—Intermediate Industrial PLCs 4
Specific Occupational Electives—Choose 11 credit hours
IDSY 1230—Industrial Instrumentation 4
IDFC 1007—Industrial Safety Procedures 2
Any course(s) from following:
industrial systems technology

Program Advisors

Merrel Denham
Griffin Campus

Johnny Dodson
Department Chair, Technical and Industrial Programs
Griffin Campus

Galen Andrews
Instructor, Mechatronics
Flint River Campus

Career and Academic Planning

Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
Flint Campus
Room 250A