Industrial Engineering Technology

Training in Industrial Engineering opens doors for a variety of careers working with mechanical systems, robotics, electrical circuits, fluid control systems and advanced conveyors. Students receive several industry-recognized certifications, including OSHA 10, while learning in a high-tech, hands-on environment.

Program options

Industrial Engineering Technology offers a technical certificate and associate of applied science degree option. Several IET classes are offered in a hybrid-online format. High school seniors and juniors are also eligible to apply to this program.

The technical certificate is a one-year program. Students will learn the basics of industrial and residential wiring, motor controls, industrial mechanical principles as well as hydraulics and pneumatics.

The associate of applied science degree, is a two-year program that contains technical and general education courses. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to install, service and repair machines and equipment common to all industries and the opportunity to achieve the OSHA 10 General Industry certification.

Students completing the Industrial Engineering Technology Program have several career opportunities including working with mechanical systems, such as HVAC and Boilers, to advanced automated systems including robotics, advanced conveyors, and fluid control systems. Technicians may assist in trouble-shooting, repairs, reworks, and preventive maintenance. They perform a variety of tasks including preparing tools, using test equipment, interpreting procedures and schematics, and providing documentation.

FHTC Industrial Engineering Technology students have been successfully placed and have gained the reputation as model employees in regional companies including Thermal Ceramics, Kansa Corp, Modern Air Conditioning, Services Unlimited, Shelly Electric, Schumann Electric, Stouse, Altec, Camoplast, Simmons Pet Food, American Eagle and numerous school and university maintenance departments.

Career opportunities include:

  • Power Plants
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Educational Facilities
  • Industrial Service
  • Maintenance Consulting
  • Residential Service

David Budke

Dave is a graduate of the Industrial Engineering program and began his instructing career at FHTC in 2008. Prior to teaching, he worked at Martin Marietta rock quarry as lead man, then as an electrician. Dave also worked at Camso, a local production company, as a maintenance technician where he held positions of shift supervisor and team leader.

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson has been teaching Industrial Engineering Technology at FHTC since 2012. Before that, he was maintenance supervisor at Camso, a manufacturer of rubber tracks in Emporia. Chris holds a bachelor's degree from Emporia State University as well as an MT1 (Manufacturing Technician Level 1) Certification from the Manufacturing Skills Institute. Chris has led several summer workshops in the past, including Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Residential Wiring, and Industrial Wiring.

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