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Industrial Systems Technology

The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to service, maintain, repair, or install equipment for a wide range of industries. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial equipment and physical facilities.

Students will learn technical skills in blueprint reading, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, machining, welding, and various maintenance procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered.

Upon completion of any of the various levels of this curriculum, graduates should gain the necessary practical skills and related technical information to qualify for employment or advancement in the various areas of industrial maintenance technology.

If you are looking for a great job, CFCC’s Industrial Systems Technology program will help you get on your way to a career as an industrial technician. The local job market is great! There are local employers who need skilled technicians right now who have the knowledge and talent to install, repair and maintain a wide variety of mechanical equipment.

Average starting salary is $13 – $18/hour.

For more information or to tour CFCC’s Industrial Systems training facility, call instructor Joe Justice at 362-7142 or email jjustice@cfcc.edu.

Program Details

Associate in Applied Science Program (A50240)

General Education Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
ENG 114 Prof. Research & Reporting 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elect. 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 3
Social/Behavioral Sci.Elect. 3

Major Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
AHR 120 HVACR Maintenance 2
BPR 111 Blueprint Reading 2
BPR 121 Blueprint Reading: Mechanical 2
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
ELC 111 Introduction to Electricity 3
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ELC 113 Basic Wiring I 4
ELC 114 Basic Wiring II 4
ELC 117 Motors and Controls 4
ELC 125 Diagrams and Schematics 2
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2
MEC 130 Mechanisms 3
MNT 110 Intro. Maint.Procedures 2
MNT 111 Maintenance Practices 3
MNT 131 Metal Working Processes 3
MNT 220 Rigging and Moving 2
MNT 230 Pumps and Piping Systems 2
PLU 111 Intro. to Basic Plumbing 2
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 2

Total Credits …………………………………………….69

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall
Semester I
Spring
Semester I
Summer
Semester I
Fall
Semester II
Spring
Semester II
BPR 111
ELC 111
MAT 121
MNT 110
MNT 131
PLU 111
BPR 121
ENG 111
HYD 110
ISC 112
MEC 130
MNT 11
AHR 120
CIS 111
MNT 220
MNT 230
ELC 112
ELC 113
ENG 114
Social/Behavioral Sci. Elect
ELC 114
ELC 117
WLD 112
Humanities/Fine Arts Elect

Diploma (D50240)

General Education Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 3

Major Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
AHR 120 HVACR Maintenance 2
BPR 111 Blueprint Reading 2
BPR 121 Blueprint Reading: Mech. 2
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
ELC 111 Introduction to Electricity 3
ELC 125 Diagrams and Schematics 2
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2
MEC 130 Mechanisms 3
MNT 110 Intro. to Maint. Procedures 2
MNT 111 Maintenance Practices 3
MNT 131 Metal Working Processes 3
MNT 220 Rigging and Moving 2
MNT 230 Pumps and Piping Systems 2
PLU 111 Intro. to Basic Plumbing 2
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 2

Total Credits …………………………………………….43

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall
Semester I
Spring
Semester I
Summer
Semester I
BPR 111
ELC 111
MAT 121
MNT 110
MNT 131
PLU 111
BPR 121
ENG 111
HYD 110
ISC 112
MEC 130
MNT 111
WLD 112
AHR 120
CIS 111
ELC 125
MNT 220
MNT 230

Certificate (C50240)

Industrial Systems Technology Certificate Program

General Education Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
MEC 130 Mechanisms 3
MNT 110 Intro. to Maint. Procedures 2
MNT 111 Maintenance Practices 3
MNT 131 Metal Working Processes 3
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3

Total Credits …………………………………………….14



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am to 5:30pm
Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.