The Industrial Technology Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare employees for entry level positions in several sectors of manufacturing, with possible job titles like Automation Technician, Manufacturing Technician, Planner/Buyer, Energy Analyst, Engineering Technician, and Designer for Manufacturing. The Industrial Technology program was developed by Employment Services of Weld County in collaboration with Aims and other business and industry partners to address the hiring needs of energy and manufacturing employers.
This 2-semester certificate prepares students to work closely with operators and engineers to make sure that new part designs can actually be manufactured; these are the folks who help determine the reliability and longevity of a new part or component. Skills include identifying and reducing energy inefficiencies, preserving necessary redundancies and safety, identifying new production opportunities, and designing & implementing energy profitable energy conservation initiatives.
This 2-semester certificate prepares students to work in the increasingly complex arena of energy management and distribution. We use energy in every facet of our lives, and our interconnected lived require more and more. Energy Analysts help solve this puzzle: from where will we get energy, how can we store it, and how do we get it to the end user with minimal waste? Skills include identifying and reducing energy inefficiencies, preserving necessary redundancies and safety, identifying new production opportunities, and designing & implementing energy profitable energy conservation initiatives.
This certificate prepares students to begin their entry into the field of manufacturing. Skills include working as part of a team, understanding the basics of process technology, and scheduling one's time effectively.
This certificate follows the Level I certificate. Skills include print reading, an introduction to AC/DC electricity, safety on the job site, and continues the discussion of process technology equipment.
Process Efficiency Controls: This certificate prepares students to work on industrial automation projects. Skills include programmable logic controllers & network interfacing to automate processes, system response tuning to make sure equipment operates efficiently, and an introduction to industrial wiring, plumbing, & heating/ventilation/air conditioning. Students also have an opportunity to round out their certificate with a course covering topics of particular interest to them.
This certificate focuses on renewable and sustainable design and construction. Skills include solar PV systems, how to provide energy audits for homes, and the considerations of LEED.
This 2-semester certificate prepares students to be at the front of equipment maintenance, programming, setup, and monitoring. Manufacturing Technicians work in many different industries, from food to crude (oil), from polymers to fibers. Skills include process design, process setup, automation, industrial robotics, and equipment startup/shutdown & maintenance.
This 2-semester certificate prepares students to work in the fast-paced arena of inventory management and material requisition. Manufacturers can't succeed without components to assemble or process; planners and logisiticians solve the supply chain puzzle every day to make sure there are enough components on-hand to complete the job without so much extra that it gets in the way of efficiency. Skills include identifying and reducing inefficiencies, identifying, reducing,and tracking defects, managing multiple projects, keeping track of data, and scheduling material flow.