Applied Industrial Technology Degree | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

Customize Your Training in Different Skill Groups

Student completing a Journeyman Machining certificate as part of the ndustrial Technology program

Why Choose Industrial Technology as a Career?

Westmoreland’s Industrial Technology programs give students an opportunity to decide between several certificate options.

The 61-credit Associate of Applied Science in Applied Industrial Technology and the 30-credit Industrial Techology diploma will allow students to customize their educational pathway and pursue training in more than one skill group.

Students will select two of the following certificates in order to complete both the degree and the diploma:

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Mechanic I
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Mechanic II
  • Advanced Manufacturing Basic Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Technician I
  • Welding Engineering Technology I
  • Welding Engineering Technology II
  • Journeyman Machining Technology I
  • Journeyman Machining Technology II

Students completing the degree will take additional courses.

View Applied Industrial Technology in the College Catalog

What Will I Earn?

If you plan to stay in the region, there are many occupations related to this program degree and certificates. In the 10-county region* surrounding Westmoreland County Community College, the earnings for occupations in this field range from $15.13- $31.19 per hour, with an average hourly wage of $25.00. 

It is important to remember that wages vary based on level of education, experience, job location and other factors. 

Source: Data provided by Lightcast™ ( 2023.1

* 10-county region includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland. 

Career Opportunities

Students who complete this program may accept positions such as general maintenance and repair workers, production managers, manufacturing and technical sales representatives, production workers, machinists, dispatchers, supervisors, electrical technicians, telecommunications technicians, safety specialists and many others.