Industrial Engineering Technology

Training in the Industrial Engineering Technology programs opens doors for a variety of careers working with mechanical systems, electrical circuits, electric motors and motor controls, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and industrial automation. Students will also have the opportunity to earn OSHA 10 certification all while learning in a high-tech, hands-on environment.

The IET classes at FHTC allowed me to learn a wide range of skills and I was able to make industry connections through manufacturing tours and special events.

Dante

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.

Associates Degree Course Requirements Technical Certificate Course Requirements

Career Opportunities

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

Program Faculty

Roger Ward
Roger Ward

IET Instructor

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Roger began as an Industrial Engineering Technology instructor at FHTC in 2021. He has over 20 years of experience in all engineering sub-disciplines including design, service, validation testing, project, and troubleshooting and five years of teaching in the mathematics/science/engineering fields. Roger is a certified Engineer Intern for the Florida State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and holds a bachelor's degree in Ocean Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical).

Christopher Wilson
Christopher Wilson

Industrial Engineering Technology Instructor

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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.

Roger Ward
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Roger began as an Industrial Engineering Technology instructor at FHTC in 2021. He has over 20 years of experience in all engineering sub-disciplines including design, service, validation testing, project, and troubleshooting and five years of teaching in the mathematics/science/engineering fields. Roger is a certified Engineer Intern for the Florida State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and holds a bachelor's degree in Ocean Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical).

Christopher Wilson
620-341-1360
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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.

Academic Partnership

FHTC students who complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology may be eligible to utilize a 2+2 agreement with the following institutions to further their education.

Fort Hays State University: Bachelor of Technology Leadership
Kansas State University: Bachelor of Science in Technology Management
Pittsburg State University: Bachelor of Applied Science
Washburn University: Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Information & Resources

Estimated program costs and testing criteria​ are available in the documents below. Visit our admissions page to learn about admissions steps and other helpful information.

Industrial Engineering Technology Cost Sheet View Document
Industrial Engineering Technology Cost Sheet - Hybrid View Document
Industrial Engineering Technology Cost Sheet - High School Students View Document