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 will allow students to customize their educational pathway and pursue training in more than one skill group. This curriculum is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the skills, professional values and ethics necessary to be employed in the various industries that hire individuals with technical or trades-related skills associated with the management and energy sectors

In addition to taking general education classes, students can choose 43 credits from courses within the following disciplines to complete major requirements: AMT, ARC, CNC, DFT, ELC, EGR, HAC, MET, MTT, PMB, RBT, AND WEL.

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.