Industrial Systems Technology (Diploma)

Program Description

The Industrial Systems Technology diploma 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 diploma 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 diploma that qualifies them for employment as industrial electricians or industrial systems technicians.

Program Details

  • Location:  Flint River and Griffin Campuses
  • Major Code:  IST4
  • Award Level: Diploma
  • Program Entrance Term:   Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program:  4 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation:   46


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                                                               Credits

First Term
IDSY 1101—DC Circuit Analysis 3
IDSY 1105—AC Circuit Analysis 3
IDSY 1170—Industrial Mechanics 4
Choose one of the following mathematics courses 3
MATH 1012—Foundations of Mathematics OR
MATH 1013—Algebraic Concepts
Second Term
IDSY 1110—Industrial Motor Controls I 4
IDSY 1130—Industrial Wiring 4
IDSY 1190—Fluid Power and Piping Systems 4
Third Term
ENGL 1010—Fundamentals of English I 3
EMPL 1000—Interpersonal Relations and Prof Development 2
IDSY 1120—Basic Industrial PLCs 4
IDSY 1195—Pumps and Piping Systems 3
Fourth Term
Specific Occupational electives 9
Specific Occupational Electives—Choose 15 credit hours
IDSY 1210—Industrial Motor Controls II 4
IDSY 1220—Intermediate Industrial PLCs 4
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