Associate in Applied Science
Today’s highly technical industrial workplace is a competitive environment that recognizes employees with highly specialized skills. Kaskaskia College's Industrial Technology Program combines practical experience with the technical knowledge you need to not only get that good paying job, but also to advance in the workplace. The Industrial Technology Degree focuses on three important areas:
- Electronic and Process Control
- Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Our courses help you build a strong foundation in the field and prepare you as a technician who is well-rounded and ready for the multitude of tasks found in today's job place with courses covering electronics, industrial wiring and troubleshooting, motors and drives, programmable logic controllers (PLC), hydraulics and pneumatics, welding, and other skills required by future employers. KC's instructors have extensive experience, so what you’re learning in the classroom reflects skills that are needed in the industry.
Students can also continue their education after receiving their Associate in Applied Science degree by entering a Bachelor of Science “capstone” degree program at SIU-Carbondale such as Industrial Management and Applied Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology.
What You Can Do
Upon successfully completion of this degree, students will have skills to work in the following fields:
- Maintenance technicians
- Engineering technicians
- Industrial sales and service