Aug 07, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Studies, Specialization in Industrial Technology (718-07), Associate of Applied Science Degree

Purpose: This program prepares students for employment in a variety of industries. The comprehensive curriculum incorporates basic and advanced manufacturing techniques as well as skilled mechanical and electrical principles and applications. The program provides knowledge of traditional manufacturing techniques, as well as emerging technologies. Areas include, but are not limited to: industrial automation, industrial mechanics, electrical, electronic equipment, renewable energy, fiber optics, and process controls. Positions involve programming, repairing, installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining. This program provides students with a comprehensive set of skills that employers require when selecting operators and technicians for their manufacturing process and industry.

Course Offerings: Primarily at the Hampton Campus both daytime and evening.

Articulation Agreement: Students who are interested in transferring to Old Dominion University to continue the AAS Technical Studies Industrial Technology to BS Occupational and Technical Studies Industrial Technology  plan should meet with Academic Advising early to determine and discuss requirements. 

For more information, contact the Science, Engineering and Technology Division at (757) 825-2898 or


Possible Career Opportunities

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Semester Total Credits 14

Semester Total Credits 16

Summer I

  • Approved Elective (3 credits)1
  • Approved Elective (3 credits)1

Semester Total Credits 6

Semester Total Credits 15

Semester Total Credits 15

Total Minimum Credits 66

1Students should select from the following:  AIR 240 CAD 152 ELE 176 , ELE 178 , , ELE 234 , ETR 231 ETR 246 IND 243 INS 210  and MEC 220 .

Program Information (SET)

For additional information about this program visit the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division webpage, stop by room 321 Hastings Hall, phone 757-825-2898, or email