LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 
    Apr 16, 2024  
LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Systems Technology (IST) Credit Diploma

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The Industrial Systems Technology (IST) credit diploma is intended to provide the opportunity for students to explore a professional career in industrial systems technology. The credit diploma program teaches skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, safety and mechanical maintenance fundamentals. The IST credit diploma program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a career as a HVAC technician, industrial electrician, maintenance technician, plumbing technician, or electrical controls technician. Completion of the Industrial Systems Technology credit diploma is required for enrollment in Electrical Technology, HVAC/R, Industrial Maintenance, and Plumbing Technology credit diplomas.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Trades & Technical Studies program website.


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the importance of safety in the workplace.
  2. Describe the safe work requirements for elevated work.
  3. Convert units of length, weight, volume, and temperature between the imperial and metric systems of measurement.
  4. Decide where and how to connect basic electrical components correctly.
  5. Decide if it is safe to use mechanical equipment correctly.
  6. Evaluate personal skills, strengths, and attributes.
  7. Select interviewing techniques that highlight personal skills.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Trades & Technical Studies pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 

First Semester

Choice Points

  • Enter the job market for additional on the job training or continue work on the Industrial Maintenance, HVAC/R, Electrical, or Plumbing Credit Diplomas, which could lead to an apprenticeship.


  • Completion of the Industrial Systems Technology Credit Diploma.

Semester Total: 17 Credits

Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. The potential jobs listed below may require completion of an apprenticeship and certification. Possible careers in or related to industrial systems technology include Lubricator, Machine Repairer, Maintainer, Maintenance Person, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker, Oiler, and Overhauler.

Additional information on careers in Industrial Systems Technology is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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