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Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology

Program Mission Statement

Our Mission: To provide a quality, hands-on education to learners preparing for - or seeking advancement in - careers in manufacturing, automation, or process technology.

Program Learning Outcomes (Curriculum Maps)

A curriculum map is a graphical illustration of the relationship between a program’s courses and the program’s student learning outcomes. Curriculum maps at Aims Community College identify the program’s mission statement (red), program-learning goals (dark gray), and expected program student learning outcomes (light gray). In addition, Aims’ curriculum maps indicate where learning outcomes are introduced, reinforced, and mastered. 


Earn your associate of applied science degree in two years and start your career right after graduation, or you can transfer to a four-year university. Or, choose a certificate and graduate after just two semesters.

The advanced manufacturing sector has hit its stride, and jobs are coming back to the U.S. Manufacturers contributed $2.09 trillion to the economy, increasing steadily from $1.73 trillion in 2009. In addition, high-tech job growth has outpaced the rest of the private sector since 2009, accounting for one out of every six private-sector jobs. This trend is expected to continue for the next decade. There is now and there will continue to be a high demand for jobs in this growth industry. For example, there are 120,000 manufacturing jobs currently available in Colorado alone.


Certificate: Planner/Logistics (2 semesters): This 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 logisticians 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.

Information on Gainful Employment Certificate: Planner/Logistics

PLCs, Lean and LEED

The manufacturing industry is driven by programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and we continue to expand our offering in this technology. Employers are also interested in our Lean Manufacturing and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-related courses.

Essential Skills

Check out the essential skills guide, which lists commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to succeed in a particular program or area of interest.