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Integrated Systems Technology

Degree offered: Associate in Science

Credits required: 60

The Integrated Systems Technology in Advanced Manufacturing program is designed to address the growing need among high-tech manufacturing firms. Program courses provide a foundation in skills and knowledge related to content areas specific to the industry – electrical, electronic, mechanical, and fluid technology. The program emphasizes operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of high-tech equipment.

Program design provides content that supports vertical and lateral progression in integrated systems manufacturing.  The curriculum is offered in a modular format that can be adapted to the education and career goals of the student.  The first year of the program (IST Certificate program) incorporates the fundamentals of an IST entry-level generalist.  The third semester allows the student to select either the Electrical Track of the Mechanical Track speciality areas.

This program supports the registered Apprenticeship program (Journey Papers) as outlined by the Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Graduates may enter a variety of technician-level occupations such as Electromechanical Technician, Industrial Technician, Instrument and Control Technician, Instrument and Electrical Technician, Machinery Maintenance Technician, Multi-skilled Maintenance Technician, Precision Instrument Technician, and Engineering Assistant.

This program is offered in partnership with industry employers.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
ISTM 100
Integrated Systems Fundamentals
3.00
Description not found.
ISTM 110
Industrial Mechanics
5.00
Description not found.
ISTM 120
Industrial Electrical Systems
4.00
The course covers principles of motor function, choosing and replacing motors, identifying and repairing motors, and motor maintenance. Motor theory includes DC motors and generators, polyphase induction motors, synchronous motors, and single phase motors. Empasis is placed on motor characteristics, electrical troubleshooting, maintenance and repair.
ISTM 130
Power Transmission
3.00
Description not found.

Second Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
ISTM 140
Programmable Logic Controllers
5.00
Description not found.
ISTM 150
Instrumentation Systems
4.00
Description not found.
ISTM 160
Fluid Power
3.00
The course covers advanced concepts, methods, and principles of fluid mechanics. Emphasis is placed on identifying and correcting fluid mechanics issues.
ISTM 170
Machining and Safety
3.00
Description not found.

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
 
Choose either the Electrical or Mechanical Track
 
 
 
 
ELECTRICAL TRACK
 
ISTM 210
Advanced Programmable Logic Control
5.00
This course presents advanced topics in programmable logic controllers (PLC). Topics include control concepts, control schemes, logic control applications, and troubleshooting techniques. The course covers techniques, applications and interfacing to equipment.
ISTM 230
Electrical Motors
5.00
The course covers principles of motor function, choosing and replacing motors, identifying and repairing motors and motor maintenance. Motor theory includes DC motors and generators, polyphase induction motors, synchronous motors, and single phase motors. Emphasis is placed on motor characteristics, electrical troubleshooting, maintenance and repair.
ISTM 250
High Voltage Electrical
5.00
This course covers the essentials of high voltage circuits, high voltage technologies, and safety rules. Reference is made to the National Electrical Code for standards of practice.
 
 
 
MECHANICAL TRACK
 
ISTM 220
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
5.00
The course covers advanced concepts, methods, and principles of fluid mechanics. Emphasis is placed on identifying and correcting fluid mechanics issues.
ISTM 240
Welding Principles and Applications
5.00
This course provides the student with an overview of the various types of maintenance welding. Emphasis will be placed on safety, quality, and workmanship in maintenance welding.
ISTM 260
Mechanical Maintenance/Troubleshoot
5.00
This course introduces equipment reliability techniques utilizing periodic, preventative, and predictive maintenance. The course represents a systematic approach to improving efficiency and effectiveness through troubleshooting and problem-solving capabilities. Topics include preventative maintenance procedures and predictive maintenance basics.

Other required courses - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3
 
Humanities or Social Science Elective
3.00
Description not found.
 
Math or Science Elective
3.00
Description not found.
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.
LITR 210
Concepts of Literature
3.00
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition.
 
OR
 
WRIT 103
Writing For Business/Tech
3.00
Designed to train the student in effective writing, this course aims to increase the student’s ability to write with unity, coherence, and logic. It provides additional study and practice in writing letters, proposals, manuals, and reports of a business or technical nature as well as in professional and contemporary research methods. Prerequisite: WRIT101 3-0-3