The Integrated Systems Engineering Technology program prepares students to diagnose and resolve industrial equipment problems using good technical assessment skills and core electrical skills. The program also provides students with a base knowledge in advanced skills such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) electronics and digital applications, robotics, and process controls. Students completing the Integrated Systems Engineering Technology program will find jobs as instrument control technicians, maintenance repair technicians, electrical maintenance technicians, power plant control room operators, or integrated systems technicians.

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This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test. 
  • MATH-0910 Basic Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra or appropriate score on Math Placement Test. 

Other Information

  • Options available in Integrated Systems Maintenance - Fluid Power and Programmable Logic Controllers, Environmental Systems Maintenance - Boiler, HVAC, and Welding.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Identify, select, and operate appropriate test equipment and tools, and interpret test results to solve problems in a controlled environment.
  2. Use team skills to collaborate and perform in a professional and workman like fashion in a diverse workforce and a dynamic environment to meet organizational goals and objectives.
  3. Apply appropriate Math, Science, and computer skills to support installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.
  4. Demonstrate effective comprehension and communication skills through listening, writing and speaking about problems, processes, and procedures to supervisors, team members, and management.
  5. Diagnose and resolve equipment problems by utilizing good technical assessment skills that include planning, reliability, logical thinking, ability to use drawings, schematics and documentation, and a solid understanding of electrical maintenance theory and principles.
  6. Work with a safety-focuses mindset and follow industry safety standards, local regulations, and company policies and procedures.
  7. Apply the fundamentals of electrical/electronic skills including wiring methods, motor controls, National Electric Code, troubleshooting and print reading and exhibit base knowledge in advanced skills such as PLC’s, electronics and digital applications, robotics, and process controls.
  8. Employ cross-functional skills to differentiate between thermal, mechanical, fluid and electrical power systems, and isolate and resolve breakdown(s).

Letters in parenthesis relate to Options (a) Integrated Systems Maintenance and (b) Environmental Systems Maintenance and (c) Welding

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ISET-1300 Mechanical/Electrical Print Reading 2
ISET-1310 Mechanical Power Transmission 2
ISET-1410 Applied Electricity I 3
MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics 3
Option B:  
Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning/Refrigeration I (Option B)  
Option C:  
Welding Blue Print Reading (Option C)  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
ISET-1340 Industrial Piping and Tubing 2
ISET-1420 Applied Electricity II 3
Option A:  
Fundamentals of Fluid Power (Option A)  
Option B:  
Fundamental Boiler Technology (Option B)  
Option C - Select one of the following:  
Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) (Option C)  
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STICK) (Option C)  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
 Credit Hours8
Summer Session
ISET-2200 Industrial Motor Controls 3
SPCH-1000 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication 3
 Credit Hours6
Third Semester
ENG-2151 Technical Writing 3
ISET-2240 Applied National Electric Code 3
ISET-2500 Programmable Logic Controllers Maintenance I 3
PSY-1050 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
Option A:  
Fluid Power (Option A)  
Option B:  
Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning/Refrigeration II (Option B)  
Option C - Select one of the following:  
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) (Option C)  
OxyFuel Gas Welding (Option C)  
 Credit Hours12
Fourth Semester
BADM-1050 Professional Success Strategy 3
ISET-2210 Commercial Wiring 3
ISET-2220 Fundamentals of Electronics and Instrumentation 3
ISET-2990 Reliability Centered Miantenance 3
Option A - Select one of the following:  
Programmable Logic Controllers Maintenance II (Option A) 1  
Programmable Logic Controllers Maintenance III (Option A) 1  
Option B:  
Applied Boiler Technology (Option B)  
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours51

Options

(A) Integrated Systems 8

Fluid Power and Programmable Logic Controllers Option (A)
ISET-1320Fundamentals of Fluid Power2
MET-2300Fluid Power3
ISET-2510Programmable Logic Controllers Maintenance II2
ISET-2520Programmable Logic Controllers Maintenance III2
Additional program courses51
Total Credit Hours60

(B) Environmental Systems

Boiler Technology, HVAC, Option (B)
ISET-1450Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning/Refrigeration I2
ISET-1460Fundamental Boiler Technology3
ISET-2450Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning/Refrigeration II2
ISET-2460Applied Boiler Technology2
Additional program courses51
Total Credit Hours60

(C) Integrated Systems

Welding, Option (C)

To complete this option, students must complete ISET-1100 Welding Blue Print Reading & two of the four welding courses listed below. 

ISET-1100Welding Blue Print Reading2
Select two of the following:8
Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STICK)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)
OxyFuel Gas Welding
Additional program courses51
Total Credit Hours61