male student and female student observe controller in advanced manufacturing class


John Crutchfield
Newton (Building 4), room 104
919-536-7200, ext. 8140

Plan of Study

(Courses by Semester)
* This program is financial aid eligible.

Industrial Systems Technology - Advanced Manufacturing

Long Term

The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems.

Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in print reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered.

Upon completion of this curriculum, graduates should be able to individually, or with a team, safely install, inspect, diagnose, repair, and maintain industrial process and support equipment. Students will also be encouraged to develop their skills as life-long learners.
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Spring Application Deadline is Oct 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Degree Type

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


Main Campus

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MAT-121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 3
MNT-110 Introduction to Maintenance Procedures 2

Suggested Paths

Short Term

(12 months or less)
headshot of Rayshawn Sanders

“I love the hands-on work in the Industrial Systems Technology Program. There are so many job opportunities in this field. My instructors at Durham Tech are really amazing. Whenever I need help they’re available to sit down with me one-on-one. That’s an experience you just don’t get at a university.”

—Rayshawn Sanders