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Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology

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Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology consist of a two-year associate degree and 2 one-year technical certificates. In light of the Mid-South's recent industrialized growth, the program is designed primarily to train maintenance technicians in the fields of manufacturing, industrial process control, distribution, warehousing, and transportation.

Optionally, students can request a prior learning assessment of their college-level coursework and industrial experience. This can reduce the number of courses that students are required to take for the associate degree or technical certificate.

The program utilizes state-of-the-art online Amatrol® e-Learning training along with hands-on training with industrial-grade laboratory equipment. Student learning outcomes were specifically designed to satisfy the needs of local industries. Students will gain skills in areas such as pneumatics, hydraulics, piping, mechanical drive components, electrical machinery, power distribution, instrumentation, industrial process control, quality control, statistical process control, preventive maintenance, and programmable logic controllers utilizing PLCs from Allen-Bradley® and Siemens®.

Special emphasis is always placed on workplace safety and industry best-practices. Students pursuing the two-year associate degree will take 60 credit hours of coursework. Technical certificate students will take 18 or19 credit hours of coursework. All of the coursework in the technical certificate program is also part of the associate degree program.

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Program Options

Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology Associate's Degree

The Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology (AIIT) is a two year A.A.S. degree program designed to prepare graduates for many different careers related to manufacturing with an emphasis on technology, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students will take courses in the basic fundamentals of industrial maintenance and move on to very advanced applications including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and robotics.

Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology Technical Certificate

The technical certificate in Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology is designed to prepare graduates for many different careers related to manufacturing with an emphasis on technology, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students will take courses in the basic fundamentals of industrial maintenance and move on to very advanced applications including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and robotics.

Industrial Motion Control Technology Technical Certificate

A Technical Certificate in Industrial Motion Control Technology is designed to prepare graduates with skills needed for working with and maintaining equipment used in a distribution, warehousing, or manufacturing environment with an emphasis on technology, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students will take courses in the basic fundamentals of electrical controls and move on to advanced applications including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Robot Operations and Conveyor Support Systems.

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How Much Could I Earn?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupation Information Network, the following positions can earn:

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What Will It Cost?

The overall cost is determined by the number of enrolled hours. View the current Tuition costs.

A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (opens new window) application is the basis for all types of financial aid awarded at Southwest, even scholarships, so go online to apply even if you do not believe that you are eligible for grant programs.

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How Long Will It Take?

This is determined by which program you take and the number of course(s) per semester.

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Program And Course Information

View a listing of all AIT courses for the current semester.

To find out more about courses offered at Southwest, you can use our Catalog Search to view descriptions of our courses or the Interactive Course Schedule (opens new window) to see when and where a class is being offered.

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