The Applied Industrial Technology Program at Tri-C leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree. Upon degree completion, students may obtain a Journey Level Certification from the sponsoring employer or organization and dependent upon the career path selected, compete for positions in the manufacturing or construction industries. Eligibility requirements vary between fields, it is suggested that interested individuals contact the program office for specifics.
Construction Skilled Trades: Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The apprenticeship program prepares the student to earn a journey-level status in their crafts, as well as earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Industrial Technology. An apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required of a skilled craftsman.
Manufacturing: Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The apprenticeship program prepares the student to work as a skilled machinist, as well as earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Industrial Technology. A four-year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman. Machinists are involved in the production of components used by the aircraft, automotive, machinery, and many other industries, often with machine tools run by computer numerical control devices. The machinist of today relies on high tech to produce parts, and must possess a wide skill set of mathematical knowledge, technical disciplines, and the ability to work independently. Working from drawings or specifications, using precision measuring instruments, machinists shape metal into usable parts using a variety of precision metal cutting and grinding machines.
Program Outcomes in Skilled Construction Trades Include:
- Communicate verbally, nonverbally and in writing with the construction team that includes members of other trades, contractor and government agencies
- Work independently and in a team environment to accomplish the job in a timely and professional manner
- Recognize, analyze and apply critical thinking to resolve issues as they arise, minimize waste and improve productivity
- Use appropriate personal protective equipment and fall protection to ensure a safe and environmentally sensitive work environment in accordance with OSHA and other federal, state, local and contractor’s standards and policies
- Exhibit pride of craftsmanship, reliability, commitment to the organization and take opportunities to upgrade skills.
- Apply basic math concepts and operations and blueprint reading to accurately determine layout in order to fabricate and install various construction tasks that minimize waste
- Be certified in OSHA, CPR/First Aid, Scaffold, Fall Protection and MSDS
- Become highly skilled in your craft
Program Outcomes in Manufacturing Include:
- Listen, ask questions and collaborate with co-workers and supervisor during the manufacturing process to produce a high quality product
- Be reliable, conscientious, respectful and committed to the organization’s mission
- Apply principles and practice of safety while performing daily tasks
- Recognize, analyze and apply knowledge, resources and creativity to resolve problems as they arise
- Apply advanced concepts of shop math, blueprint reading, inspection and knowledge of machining and manufacturing principles to produce a quality product that meets customer specification in a safe and efficient manner
- Become proficient in the operation of modern manufacturing machinery included CNC machines, lathes, and milling machines
- Develop an understanding of manufacturing processes and materials used in manufacturing