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Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology

The Industrial Technology Program provides training for: 

  • Advanced Manufacturing - CNC Machine Tools Degree and/or
  • Applied Technology - General/Custom Technology Degrees
    • Quality/Manufacturing
Goals of the Program

The Industrial Technology Program provides training for CNC Machining and Programming and General/Custom Technology Degrees - Quality/Manufacturing. The goals of the program are: 

  • To offer the Industrial Technology Program to employees in local industry to fulfill their need for training bearing degree credit in the pursuit of career objectives.
  • To offer an entry mode and career path for secondary school students who cannot go directly into apprenticeships or similar skilled positions in industry.
  • To offer opportunities for dislocated workers and persons changing careers to enter new positions that would otherwise be inaccessible.
  • To offer a program option that is suitable for diverse industries of the region.
  • To provide a means by which local industry can meet growing needs to replace skilled tradesmen, many of whom are now or soon will be of retirement age.

Admissions Requirements

All new students must meet all the criteria for admission, including but not limited to, holding a high school diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) and taking the ACT/ASSET placement test and achieving certain levels of competency. If minimal levels of competency are not demonstrated in math and English, remedial courses may be needed to improve the students' chances for success.

Program Competencies

Upon completion of an Associate in Occupational Studies degree in Industrial Technology, graduates will be able to:

  • utilize industrial technology concepts and practices in current drawing standards;
  • write correctly and effectively;
  • read critically and think logically;
  • apply basic workplace computational procedures and quantitative analysis;
  • produce technical sketches and drawings;
  • illustrate knowledge of technical concepts and standards;
  • apply processes and materials used by industry;
  • demonstrate an understanding of fundamental manufacturing methods, industrial processes and safe use of equipment;
  • apply technical concepts, industrial processes and principles as required; and 
  • apply general technical drafting and design principles 


Total Degree Credits: 60.0

Industrial Technology students can chose from the following pathways:

  • Advanced Manufacturing - CNC Machine Tools Degree or
  • Applied Technology - General/Custom Technology Degree

All degrees require:

  • General Education courses
  • Industrial Technology courses
General Education Courses:

(May be modified with department approval - 18 credit hours required)

  • CS 101 - Computer Literacy Credit Hours: 3 (See advisor)
  • EN 110 - College Composition Credit Hours: 3
  • MT 121 - Technical Mathematics I Credit Hours: 4 or
  • MT 125 - College Mathematics Credit Hours: 4
  • MT 122 - Technical Mathematics II Credit Hours: 4 or
  • MT 126 - College Mathematics II Credit Hours: 4
  • PH 190 - Basic Physics Credit Hours: 3 or
  • PH 260 -  Technical Physics I Credit Hours: 3
  • PH 191 - Lab for PH 190 Credit Hours: 1 or
  • PH 261 - Lab for PH 260 Credit Hours: 1
Advanced Manufacturing - CNC Machine Tools

First Semester
IT 102 - CNC Mill Programming Credit Hours: 2
IT 115 - Technical Communications and Graphics Credit Hours: 2
IT 121 - Machine Tool Practice I Credit Hours: 4
IT 122 - CNC Mill Operation Credit Hours: 2
IT 210 - Industrial Inspection/Metrology Credit Hours: 2
CS 101 - Computer Literacy Credit Hours: 3

Second Semester 
IT 103 - CNC Lathe Programming Credit Hours: 2
IT 123 - CNC Lathe Operation Credit Hours: 2
IT 131 - Machine Tool Practice II Credit Hours: 4
IT 215 - SolidWorks for Industrial Applications Credit Hours: 2
IT 220 - Masterecam, Computer Aided Design Credit Hours: 2
MT 125 - College Mathematics Credit Hours: 4

Third Semester
IT 141 - Machine Tool Practice III Credit Hours: 4
IT 200 - Waterjet Programming Credit Hours: 2
IT 201 - Waterjet Operation Credit Hours: 2
EN 110 - College Composition Credit Hours: 3
MT 126 - College Mathematics II Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Semester
IT 118 - Introduction to Quality Credit Hours: 3
IT 126 - Statistical Process Control Credit Hours: 3
IT 202 - Advanced CNC Credit Hours: 3
IT 250 - Coordinate Measuring Machine Credit Hours: 2
PH 260 - Technical Physics I Credit Hours: 3
PH 261 - Lab for PH 260 Credit Hours: 1

Applied Technology - General/Custom Technology
  • General Education courses (18 credit hours listed above)
  • Industrial Technology (minimum 24 credit hours from the IT Department)
  • Technical electives selected by advisement
  • 60 credit hours total

A student may fulfill the technology elective requirement with any technology degree level course offered through the Technologies Division, subject to adviser approval. Also, students may be granted credit for non-credit courses, workplace training programs and on-the-job experience (SUNY Erie LEAP Program) per evaluation and approval of the Industrial Technology Department.

Available At:

North Campus

Pre-Admission Recommendations:

HS or HSE Diploma
ACT/ASSET Placement Test
Minimum level of competency in Math I and English

Career Opportunities/Further Education:

Precision Machining Companies
Manufacturing Facilities
General Technology/Manufacturing

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Industrial Technology

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Industrial Technology

Nathan Witkowski
North Campus
Room B315A
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
P: (716) 270-5896