Industrial Technology

A KCC Industrial Electricity/Electronics student works with electrical equipment at the RMTC.The Industrial Technology program at Kellogg Community College fosters the ingenuity of students who like taking things apart. This program hinges on the complex problem solving involved in the installation and maintenance of a variety of manufacturing equipment ranging from hydraulic and pneumatic systems to robotic and automated systems. Additionally the program emphasizes quality control and blueprint reading to ensure products meet standards and specifications.

KCC offers a certificate and an associate degree in Industrial Electricity and Electronics, as well as the more generalized Trades certificate and associate degree geared towards company-sponsored students.

The Industrial Trades Certificate is not eligible for financial aid.

Industry-Recognized Certifications

The Industrial Technology program at KCC offers a series of industry-recognized certifications, including:

  • Forklift operation
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certifications in OSHA 10 and OSHA 30
  • Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician in the areas of safety, quality and manufacturing processes
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) certifications for quality inspectors, quality process analysts and quality improvement associates
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineering certifications for certified manufacturing technologists
  • Aerial platform operation

Instrumentation Modules

Students enrolled in Instrumentation modules at the RMTC will learn process control, measurement instrumentation, pressure measurement, force weight and motion in instrumentation, flow measurement, level measurement, temperature measurement, analytical measurement and final control elements.

View the Instrumentation cost sheets for Spring 2022 for a complete listing of modules and their costs, or contact program instructor Tim Krueger.

Industrial Technology Careers

People trained in Industrial Technology at KCC are prepared for rewarding, long-term work in a wide variety of settings.
Possible job titles for graduates with an education in industrial technology include:

  • Robotics technician
  • Machine technician
  • Maintenance mechanic
  • Electro-mechanical technician
  • Mechanical engineering technician
  • Machine repair technician
  • Multi-skilled maintenance repair technician
  • Industrial engineering technician
  • Manufacturing production technician
  • Quality technician

With additional education after the program, opportunities include:

  • Business/shop owner
  • Engineer
  • Facilities manager
  • Maintenance supervisor
  • Manufacturing/process engineer
  • Production supervisor
  • Quality control engineer
  • Service manager

Projected Job Outlook & Salary Info

For the latest employment and wage estimates for Industrial Technology careers in Michigan, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Course Sequences

Unlike traditional academic courses, the offerings in KCC’s Industrial Technology program consist of short modules that are components of larger units. Modules are often less than one credit apiece and can be completed at a student’s own pace in a matter of hours or days. Units range from 1 to 30 modules, depending on the area of instruction.

Unit Title Credits
Unit 05 Mathematics 4.92
Unit 10 Applied Science and Materials 5.40
Unit 15 Product Design Elements 2.42
Unit 20 Standards and Regulations 0.80
Unit 25 Process Applications and Operations 1.42
Unit 30 Electro-Mechanical Devices, Equipment and Safety 10.78
Unit 35 Programming and Controls 11.38
Unit 40 Maintenance Systems Design and Development 7.70
Unit 45 Quality and Lean Manufacturing 7.21
Full course listings Spring 2022

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer Guides are available to view opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Popular transfer destinations for KCC’s Industrial Technology students include Siena Heights University and Western Michigan University.

For additional advice on transfer opportunities, contact our academic advising department.