Applied Industrial Technology
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, depending on career path, compete for positions in manufacturing or construction. Eligibility requirements vary between fields. Interested individuals should contact the program office for specifics.
Construction: Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The apprenticeship program prepares the student to earn journey-level status in their craft and 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 overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The apprenticeship program prepares the student to work as a skilled machinist and earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Industrial Technology. A four-year apprenticeship emphasizes the skills required to be a highly skilled craftsman. Machinists are involved in the production of components used by the aircraft, automobile, machining and other industries, often using tools run by computer-numerical-control devices. The machinist of today relies on technology to produce parts and must possess a broad skill set that includes 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 a construction team that includes members of other trades, contractors and government agencies
- Work independently and as a team 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 to produce a high quality product
- Be reliable, conscientious, respectful and committed to the organization’s mission
- Apply manufacturing principles while safely 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, in a safe and efficient manner, meets customer specifications
- Become proficient in the operation of modern manufacturing machinery including CNC machines, lathes, and milling machines
- Develop an understanding of processes and materials used in manufacturing