Would you like to get your future in gear? Do you like working with your hands and solving complex technical problems? Maybe a career in Industrial Systems Technology is for you!
As a student in the IST curriculum you would learn theory and practical skills in installing, servicing and maintaining high-tech industrial equipment. We offer instruction in electrical, electronic, and mechanical disciplines to provide you with all the skills you need to succeed in such positions as multi-skilled industrial maintenance tech, automation tech, and controls engineering tech, to name a few.
Many internship opportunities are available, so you can earn while you learn and be ready to hit the ground running when you graduate with your degree in Industrial Systems Technology!
10 – 15
The demand for Industrial Systems technicians is high and students usually have a job before graduation.
ECU’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology Transfer Program
Interested in earning a Bachelor’s? Our Industrial Systems Technology degree qualifies for East Carolina University’s BS in Industrial Technology Transfer Program! Once you receive your Associate in Applied Science degree at WCC, you have the option of transferring your credits to ECU towards a Bachelor’s in Industrial Technology (BSIT). Learn more about the program at ECU’s website.
Students will need a scientific calculator and a USB flash drive.
Employment: The local demand for technicians is very high, with more available positions than qualified applicants.
Salary: Starting salaries are very competitive, with a range of $30,000 to $40,000 locally, depending on the industry. Technicians with three to five years of industry experience can make $75,000+.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term