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Industrial Technology

BTC’s programs in Industrial Technology are ideal for students with hands-on capabilities and problem-solving skills. You’ll learn the expertise needed for a career in a broad range of industries, including power generation plants, refining, local and state government infrastructure, development, manufacturing, and utilities. By providing hands-on, high-tech training and solid academic instruction, we help our students reach their goals.

The employment outlook for workers in industrial technology is strong, and students can expect to earn excellent wages.

In helping our students fulfill their potential, we also contribute to our community’s economic development. BTC’s administration collaborates with local industry, employers, and our state and local governments to determine the skills our workforce requires to keep the economy strong. We develop programs based on local employer needs that will prepare our students for high-skill, high-wage jobs— right here in our community and beyond.

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Degrees & Certificates

Here are the Degrees & Certificates you can earn in this area.

Electrician (AAS)

Electrician (AAS-T)
Electrician - Electrical Construction (Cert.)

HVAC & Refrigeration (AAS)
HVAC & Refrigeration (AAS-T)

Residential Home Inspection (Cert.)

Welding & Fabrication Technology (AAS)
Welding & Fabrication Technology - Pipe Specialization (AAS)
Welding & Fabrication Technology (AAS-T)
Welding & Fabrication Technology - Pipe Specialization (AAS-T)
Welding & Fabrication Technology - Basic Welding Skills (Cert.)

Degree & Certificate Definitions

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree:

A two-year associate degree that allows you to go directly to work in your field.

Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree:

A two-year associate degree with transferable general education courses that allows you to either go directly into your field, transfer to a specific program at a four-year college or university, or prepare for your bachelor of applied science degree at BTC.


Certificates are academic credentials that can be earned in a shorter time than degrees, and which provide you with a set of skills to find a job or stay current in your field. Certificates typically last six months to one year, and some are designed to build on top of each other or eventually to a longer-term certificate or degree. Many certificates are financial aid eligible, so explore certificates now and find out if one is right for you.

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Industrial Technology Brochure Language Options:

English (PDF)
Russian (PDF)
Spanish (PDF)
Ukrainian (PDF)

Cover of BTC's Industrial Technology brochure
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