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Heartland Community College

Industrial Technology

29 credit hours

Catalog Year 2023-2024 

The Industrial Technology Certificate 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 basic skills in one or more industrial areas such as: construction, electronics, renewable energy, facilities maintenance, industrial maintenance, design and fabrication, and/or welding. Or, you may choose a specialization by using your technical elective hours to complete a skills certificate in one industrial area. Should you decide to pursue further education in this area, you can apply all of these courses toward the Industrial Technology AAS degree.

Core Certificate Requirements

Core Certificate 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

Total Credit Hours 11

Elective Requirement

18 hours of electives must be fulfilled by completing one or more of the skills certificates listed below or through individual courses from the list of approved technical elective courses.

Elective Requirement
Title Credit Hours
Automation Technology Skills Certificate 21
Building Maintenance Skills Certificate 16
Construction Skills Certificate 16
Design & Fabrication Skills Certificate 17
Electronics Skills Certificate 16-17
Energy Systems Technology Skills Certificate 22
Facilities Maintenance Skills Certificate 16-17
Technical Management Skills Certificate 16
Welding Skills Certificate 16

Approved Technical Electives


or CSCI 110

or DMED 120, DMED 260

or EVES 101, EVES 110, EVES 115, EVES 125

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

Total Credit Hours Required


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.

The U.S. Department of Education's gainful employment regulations require disclosure of certain program information to students and prospective students. Gainful employment programs are those " that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."
Please review the information pertaining to your certificate program by selecting your intended program at the Heartland Community College Career Coach