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Technical Studies: Industrial Technology - Associate Degree

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04/01/2020 - 4:43pm
Technical Studies: Industrial Technology - Associate Degree
Program Details
Associate of Applied Science
Academic Division: 
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Your career in industrial technology is closer than you think. Enroll in Thomas Nelson’s Technical Studies program and specialize in Industrial Technology.

The associate degree 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 industrial automation, industrial mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical systems, electronic equipment, renewable energy, fiber optics, process controls and more.


With an associate degree in Technical Studies, you will be qualified for entry-level positions that involve programming, repairing, installing, troubleshooting and maintaining equipment and systems. Completing this degree prepares students for the Mechatronics Level 1 certification (Siemens Certified Mechatronics Systems Assistant) as the certificate coursework is built into the associate degree curriculum. Students who complete this program can become:

  • manufacturing technicians
  • control system operators
  • hydraulic/pneumatic system operators
  • production control technicians
  • maintenance technicians
  • industrial automation technicians
  • renewable energy technicians

Continue your education at Old Dominion University

Students may work towards earning their Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Technology from ODU by completing their technical education at Thomas Nelson through completion of the associate degree, and then transferring to ODU as a junior for the management and leadership classes required for the B.S. degree.

Student may also work towards a teaching career in technology education at the high school and middle school levels by completing their associate degree at Thomas Nelson, and then transferring to ODU to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science as part of the ODU Monarch Teach program.

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