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Industrial Technology

Prepare for the high-tech industrial world of today – and tomorrow

Baby boomers are retiring, and there aren’t enough people to transition to their industrial technology jobs. Couple that with jobs transitioning from overseas back to the United States, and high-paying industrial jobs will be plentiful over the next decade for those who have the right skill set. With an emphasis on teamwork and communication, problem solving and critical thinking as well as data presentation, Tidewater Community College’s industrial technology program combines practical experience with the technical knowledge you’ll need to advance in the workplace—now and in the future.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
65
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus, Online
Associate of Applied Science - Industrial Technology

Core industrial courses help you build a strong foundation in the field while five specializations allow you to focus on specific skills and methodologies valued by employers.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
67
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Industrial Maintenance Technology

Gain skills in managerial techniques of supervision, process management control, quality assurance, and project management.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
65
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Industrial Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Designed for those interested in working in the manufacturing industry as production planning supervisory technicians, methods engineering supervisory technicians, robotic supervisory technicians, or computer control programmer and operator supervisor.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
65
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Industrial Supervision

Learn the practical knowledge, skills, and training for those seeking to work as industrial supervisory technicians, materials-handling supervisors, production line supervisors, or plant operations technical supervisors.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
65
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Occupational Safety

Designed to provide occupational safety instruction, information, and knowledge of safety compliance in accordance with current OSHA regulations and inspection procedures.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
65
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Quality Assurance

Produces graduates who can manage, plan, design, and maintain effective quality control programs for a variety of industries.

Semesters:
2
Credits:
23
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Industrial Maintenance

Gain the managerial techniques, process management control expertise, and project management skills required for a career as a plant maintenance coordinator.

Semesters:
1
Credits:
19
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Industrial Management

Prepare to work as an industrial/manufacturing supervisory technician, production planning technician, or plant layout technician.

Semesters:
1
Credits:
12
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Industrial Supervision

Train for a supervisory position in industrial manufacturing and engineering service companies as an industrial supervisory technician or plant operations technical supervisor.

Semesters:
1
Credits:
19
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Occupational Safety

Ready yourself to work as a safety technician, an industrial hygienist, or a compliance officer for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).

Semesters:
1
Credits:
18
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Quality Assurance

Launch a promising career as an industrial or manufacturing supervisor, production-planning technician, or methods and standards technician.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • have an aptitude for science and math
  • enjoy handling data to make decisions
  • work well as part of team

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