Integrated Systems Technologies

Integrated Systems Technologies (IST)

Announcing Two New Degrees (Pending Approval)

DCC’s Workforce Services offers two new AAS degrees in industrial maintenance technologies:

  • Integrated Systems Technology Electrical
  • Integrated Systems Technology Mechanical

DCC IST Student in the labWhile each degree specializes in either electrical or mechanical issues, it is understood that the modern world of industry is highly automated. Today, workers need to understand both technological areas.  Accordingly, students in both IST programs receive cross-training in mechanical and electrical topics.

Most technical courses are taught at the Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training (RCATT) and use an Open Entry Open Exit (OEE) format of course training. This means courses may be started when needed and with as few as a single student. There is no need to wait for a cohort of students for a class to begin. Students progress at their own pace by reading the text and doing hands-on exercises using the training equipment in the RCATT lab. Labs are staffed with experienced adjunct instructors to help students with questions or problems. The courses are competency-based, meaning each student must demonstrate competency in performing a skill before they are allowed to progress.

Program Objectives

IST Students getting hands-on training from DCCUpon graduation, students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of how modern manufacturers use different technologies and automation in manufacturing and will have the ability to communicate integrated systems concepts effectively. They will have the analytical capabilities to effectively perform machine troubleshooting on simple to complex integrated systems. Graduates will also have the ability to use the different types of tools and test equipment that are commonly used to maintain integrated systems in industry and be able to demonstrate the use of concepts used in manufacturing such as Lean manufacturing and how they relate to integrated systems in an industrial environment.

These are some examples of possible employment opportunities for students graduating from the programs:

  • Industrial Integrated Systems Technician
  • Industrial Electrical Technician
  • Industrial ControlsTechnician
  • Industrial Multi-Craft Maintenance Technician
  • Industrial Mechanical Technician
  • Industrial Mechatronics Technician

For More Information About the IST Program

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IST Programs Overview

Programs:

  • Integrated Systems Technology Electrical
  • Integrated Systems Technology Mechanical

Program Length: The length of time required to complete the program is variable.

Degrees Offered:

  • Integrated Systems Technology Electrical AAS
  • Integrated Systems Technology Mechanical AAS

Program Requirements:  Read more

Admission Requirements:  Read more

IST Electrical Courses

ECO 100 - Elementary Economics
Introduces students to the most basic elements of economics without detailed study of theory. Presents and interprets current issues and concerns publicized in the media. Allows students to understand and grasp the importance of local, state, and national issues with economic themes and overtones. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 131 - Technical Report Writing I
Offers a review of organizational skills including paragraph writing and basic forms of technical communications, various forms of business correspondence, and basic procedures for research writing. Includes instruction and practice in oral communication skills.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HLT 116 - Introduction to Personal Wellness Concepts
Introduces students to the dimensions of wellness including the physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, occupational, and social components.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HUM 165 - Controversial Issues in Contemporary American Culture
Introduces students to selected issues in contemporary American culture. Includes topic areas ranging from welfare reform, economic development, privacy, environmental protection and conservation, evolution vs. creation, to family values, and special interest lobbying in our state and national governments. Focuses on the development of the student’s critical thinking skills by analyzing, evaluating, and reflecting on opposing sides of the same issue as expressed by public leaders, special interest groups and academicians.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

SDV 100 - College Success Skills
Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and Math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credit

SAF 130 - Industrial Safety - OSHA 10
Presents an introduction to occupational health and safety and its application in the workplace. Emphasizes safety standards and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), its rules and regulations (OSHA 10).

Lecture 1 hour per week. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credit

ITE 115 - Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
Covers computer concepts and internet skills, and uses a software suite which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills. Recommended prerequisite keyboarding skills.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MTH 103 - Applied Technical Mathematics I
Presents a review of arithmetic, elements of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Directs applications to specialty areas.Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Part I of II.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MAC 131 - Machine Lab I
Teaches fundamental machine shop operations, bench work, layout, measuring tools, and safety. Part I of II.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

INS 230 - Instrumentation I
Presents the fundamental scientific principles of process control including temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurements. Topics include transducers, thermometers, and gauges are introduced along with calibration.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

IND 137 - Team Concepts & Problem Solving
Studies team concepts and problem solving techniques to assist project teams in improving quality and productivity. Provides knowledge of how to work as a team, plan and conduct good meetings, manage logistics and details, gather useful data, communicate the results and implement changes.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

IND 181 - World Class Manufacturing I
Studies the principles and applications of the globalization of industry. Emphasizes the fundamentals of interpersonal/team process, organization skills, total quality tools for continuous improvement, statistical process control, manufacturing resource planning and just- in-time.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

IND 243 - Principles and Applications of Mechatronics
Introduces terminology and principles related to Mechatronic system design and application. Integrates concepts of electrical/electronic, mechanical and computer technologies in the development, setup, operation and troubleshooting of automated products and systems. Covers breakdown of various automated manufacturing operations with emphasis on system planning, development and troubleshooting processes. Prerequisite: Divisional Approval.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

IND 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week.
3 credits

MEC 154 - Mechanical Maintenance I
Provides an overview of basic maintenance techniques and processes for industrial mechanics and technicians who are installing and maintaining industrial mechanical and power transmission components.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

MEC 162 - Applied Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Introduces hydraulic and pneumatic systems found in construction equipment, road vehicles, and farm equipment. Includes the basic theory, construction, maintenance and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic power systems.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 147 - Electrical Power and Control Systems
Reviews basic DC and AC circuits. Covers single-phase and three-phase AC power distribution systems, and protection devices, including types of AC motors. Presents analyzing and troubleshooting electrical control systems and motor protection devices. Prerequisite ELE 134 or equivalent. (ETR 115 is equivalent of Prereq. ELE 134 Practical Electricity II.)

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 233 - Programmable Logic Controller Systems I
Teaches operating and programming of programmable logic controllers. Covers analog and digital interfacing and communication schemes as they apply to system. Prerequisite: ETR 156 and ETR 211 or equivalent. Part I of II.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 237 - Human Machine Interface Systems
Introduces operation of human machine interface devices (HMI), hardware configuration, software programming and programmable logic controller network configuration of HMI devices. Offers troubleshooting practices concerning HMI devices used in industrial machine applications. Prerequisite: ELE 233 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

ELE 240 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers
Advances further study of Programmable Logic Controllers that was initiated in ELE 239. Students will learn to use more advanced program instructions, including data manipulation, sequences and program control, and advanced PLC features, including timers, counters. Covers connectivity and use of a variety of real world I/O devices. Prerequisite: ELE 239.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

ETR 115 - D.C. and A.C. Circuits
Studies current flow in direct and alternating current circuits with emphasis upon practical problems. Reviews mathematics used in circuit calculations. Introduces concepts of resistance, capacitance, inductance and magnetism. Focuses on electronics/circuits application. (Equivalent to ELE 147’s Prereq. ELE 134 Practical Electricity II.)

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ETR 141 - Electronics I
Introduces electronic devices as applied to basic electronic circuits and systems. Part I of II.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ETR 177 - Industrial Robotics and Robotics Programming
Prepares the student to safely operate and maintain a robot and develop and maintain basic robot programs.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

ETR 246 - Electronic Motor Drives Systems
Introduces advanced operations, setup, programming and troubleshooting of electronic motor drives that are used for the control of industrial AC motors.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

IST Mechanical Courses

ECO 100 - Elementary Economics
Introduces students to the most basic elements of economics without detailed study of theory. Presents and interprets current issues and concerns publicized in the media. Allows students to understand and grasp the importance of local, state, and national issues with economic themes and overtones. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 131 - Technical Report Writing I
Offers a review of organizational skills including paragraph writing and basic forms of technical communications, various forms of business correspondence, and basic procedures for research writing. Includes instruction and practice in oral communication skills.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HLT 116 - Introduction to Personal Wellness Concepts
Introduces students to the dimensions of wellness including the physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, occupational, and social components.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HUM 165 - Controversial Issues in Contemporary American Culture
Introduces students to selected issues in contemporary American culture. Includes topic areas ranging from welfare reform, economic development, privacy, environmental protection and conservation, evolution vs. creation, to family values, and special interest lobbying in our state and national governments. Focuses on the development of the student’s critical thinking skills by analyzing, evaluating, and reflecting on opposing sides of the same issue as expressed by public leaders, special interest groups and academicians.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

SDV 100 - College Success Skills
Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and Math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credit

SAF 130 - Industrial Safety - OSHA 10
Presents an introduction to occupational health and safety and its application in the workplace. Emphasizes safety standards and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), its rules and regulations (OSHA 10).

Lecture 1 hour per week. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credit

DRF 160 - Machine Blueprint Reading
Introduces interpreting of various blueprints and working drawings. Applies basic principles and techniques such as visualization of an object, orthographic projection, technical sketching and drafting terminology. Requires outside preparation.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MTH 103 - Applied Technical Mathematics I
Presents a review of arithmetic, elements of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Directs applications to specialty areas.Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Part I of II.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MAC 131 - Machine Lab I
Teaches fundamental machine shop operations, bench work, layout, measuring tools, and safety. Part I of II.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

MAC 161 - Machine Shop Practices I
Introduces safety procedures, bench work, hand tools, precision measuring instruments, drill presses, cut-off saws, engine lathes, manual surface grinders, and milling machines. Part I of II.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

IND 137 - Team Concepts & Problem Solving
Studies team concepts and problem solving techniques to assist project teams in improving quality and productivity. Provides knowledge of how to work as a team, plan and conduct good meetings, manage logistics and details, gather useful data, communicate the results and implement changes.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

IND 181 - World Class Manufacturing I
Studies the principles and applications of the globalization of industry. Emphasizes the fundamentals of interpersonal/team process, organization skills, total quality tools for continuous improvement, statistical process control, manufacturing resource planning and just- in-time.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

IND 243 - Principles and Applications of Mechatronics
Introduces terminology and principles related to Mechatronic system design and application. Integrates concepts of electrical/electronic, mechanical and computer technologies in the development, setup, operation and troubleshooting of automated products and systems. Covers breakdown of various automated manufacturing operations with emphasis on system planning, development and troubleshooting processes. Prerequisite: Divisional Approval.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

IND 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week.
3 credits

MEC 148 – Industrial Piping Systems
Covers the fundamentals of industrial piping installation, components, and layout. Considers the types of pipe and fabrication of piping systems, as well as the methods used to connect them.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

MEC 154 - Mechanical Maintenance I
Provides an overview of basic maintenance techniques and processes for industrial mechanics and technicians who are installing and maintaining industrial mechanical and power transmission components.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

MEC 162 - Applied Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Introduces hydraulic and pneumatic systems found in construction equipment, road vehicles, and farm equipment. Includes the basic theory, construction, maintenance and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic power systems.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

MEC 168 - Pump Systems
Introduces the principles and applications of various commercial and industrial pumps and pumping systems with setups to calculate and measure pressure, flow and velocity of fluids within pumping systems.

Lecture 1 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

MEC 169 - Steam Systems
Introduces the components, principles and applications of various commercial and industrial steam and thermal controlled systems.  Also covers how to calculate and measure pressure, flow and system performance.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

MEC 254 ¬ Mechanical Maintenance II
Covers advanced maintenance techniques and processes for industrial mechanics and technicians who are installing and maintaining industrial mechanical and power transmission components.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

MEC 268 - Fluid Power - Hydraulic Systems
Studies hydraulic components and their integration into complex systems including system analysis and troubleshooting. Introduces design considerations necessary for repair and modification. Covers closed loop control and proportional valves with electronic control.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

MEC 269 - Fluid Power - Pneumatic Systems
Teaches pneumatic components, systems and trouble analysis. Introduces basic design for modification and repair. Covers open loop control, fluidics, robotics and computer controls.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 120 - Introduction to Welding
Introduces history of welding processes. Covers types of equipment, and assembly of units. Stresses welding procedures such as fusion, non-fusion, and cutting oxyacetylene. Introduces arc welding. Emphasizes procedures in the use of tools and equipment.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 135 - Inert Gas Welding
Introduces practical operations in use of inert gas shielded arc welding. Studies equipment operation, setup, safety and practice of GMAW (MIG) and GTAW (TIG).

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

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If you would like to register for a course, please go to MyDCC.

Contacts

Jerry Franklin

Jerry Franklin

Director of Manufacturing and Technical Services
434-797-8573
jfranklin@dcc.vccs.edu

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