Program Advisor- Kristi J. Smith
Industrial Production Technology (IPT) is an associate degree program centering on the design of products and the machines required to manufacture them. IP technicians are needed in all industries from product fabrication to consumer goods and advanced technologies. IP Technicians work with engineers to implement and assure efficient and quality manufacturing practices. The IPT associate degree holder is well qualified to work along with engineers in design, testing, manufacturing, and the servicing of components and systems found in various industries. Graduates will have the knowledge, problem-solving ability, and hands-on skills necessary to be productive in the industrial production profession serving in positions involving the designing, specifying, installing, fabricating, manufacturing, testing, documenting, operating, selling, and/or maintaining basic mechanical systems.
Graduates of the Applied Technology program will:
- function effectively as an ethical member of a technical team; demonstrate an understanding of basic engineering mechanics;
- apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to define industrial production technology activities;
- demonstrate proficiency in computer aided drafting and design; and a basic knowledge and familiarity with industry codes, specifications, and standards;
- select, set‐up, and calibrate instrumentation;
- prepare laboratory reports and systems documentation associated with the development, installation, or maintenance of mechanical components and systems;
- demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
- demonstrate an understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerance;
- apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to industrial production problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
- utilize written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; with an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.