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Heartland Community College

Associate in Applied Science - Industrial Technology

60 credit hours

Catalog Year 2022-2023

The Industrial Technology Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for a variety of entry- to mid-level technician and/or operator positions in various industrial settings such as manufacturing, metalworking, construction, renewable energy, and fabrication. You will learn skills in technical graphics, safety, AutoCAD, and computer literacy, as well as skills in one or more industrial areas such as: construction, electronics, renewable energy, facilities maintenance, industrial maintenance, design and fabrication, and/or welding. You may choose to specialize in one or more industrial areas by using your technical elective hours to complete skills certificates as you work toward your degree

General Education Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
ENGL 101 Critical Reading & Writing 3
TMAT 103 or MATH 109 Technical Mathematics I or College Algebra 3-4
Social & Behavioral Science Any one IAI Social & Behavioral Science course 3
Physical Science Any one IAI Physical Science course 3
ART, ASTR, CHEM, COMM, EASCMATHPHYS or SCED Any one Art, Astronomy, Chemistry, Communication, Earth Science, Math, Physics or Success Education course 3
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Industrial Technology Program Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
BTEC 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
CTEC 101 Introduction to Computers 3
CAD 101 Introduction to AutoCAD 3
TECH 114 Introduction to Technical Graphics 3

TECH 171 or TECH 172


TECH 271 or TECH 272

10-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety


30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety


Choose from Emphasis Options below

Total Credit Hours 45


33-34 hours of electives must be fulfilled by completing a combination of one or more of the skills certificates and technical elective courses listed below.

Title Credit Hours
Automation Technology Skills Certificate 21
Building Maintenance Skills 16
Construction Skills Certificate 16
Design & Fabrication Skills Certificate 17
Electronics Skills Certificate 16-17
Facilities Maintenance Skills Certificate 16-17
Renewable Energy Skills Certificate 19
Technical Management Skills 16
Welding Skills Certificate 16

Technical Electives

Up to 24 credits of ELAP credits
*Up to 6 credits in PLTW courses (TECH 121-127)


Information is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment.

Contact Us

Technology Department
WDC 1200
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the Technology Department

Adam Campbell

Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education
WDC 2202
Phone: (309) 268-8895