OCtech Computer, Engineering & Industrial Technologies
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Choose a career in technology Start now! Computer, Engineering, & Industrial Technologies Make a difference, Make some noise, Make up to $40k a year www.OCtech.edu Choosing a technology program at OCtech is the first step in an exciting career in a critical computer, engineering, or industrial technology industry. At OCtech, challenging hands-on work and earnings for first year technology graduates may reach $40,000 or more a year, depending on the program selected. Demand for trained technicians with electronics, mechanical, instrumentation, process control, automation, and information technology skills is increasing. OCtech can serve as your gateway into one of these profitable technologies. How to apply: 803.535.1224 â€˘ 800.813.6519 info@OCtech.edu www.OCtech.edu Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees. It is a comprehensive two-year technical college that provides training for jobs in new and expanding industries, upgrading programs for workers already employed, and university transfer opportunities. 3250 St. Matthews Road Orangeburg, SC 29118 803.536.0311 â€˘ 800.813.6519 info@OCtech.edu www.OCtech.edu www.OCtech.edu Industry Driven The Computer, Engineering, and Industrial Technologies Division at OrangeburgCalhoun Technical College is closely aligned with jobs available in area industries. These OCtech programs have excellent external support from both industrial and academic partners. These partners have assisted the College in securing funds to increase technology training and employment opportunities in the Orangeburg and Calhoun service areas. In addition, the partners provide valuable assistance to the students and the faculty through their service on advisory committees and their support of other College activities and programs. Bridge Into A Career A Bridge Program is available for students who are entering OCtech from high school or who might be returning to college from industry. This program allows a student to review and improve those math skills necessary to be successful in any technical field. The Bridge also contains introductory courses that are a part of several of the programs, allowing a student to begin his or her academic program while improving critical math and science skills. Financial support is available for students in the Bridge. The following Bridge courses are offered as an Alternative Entry Path: Industrial: IMT 210, IMT 211, EET 101, or a 4 course sequence in Project Lead the Way® (PLTW®), or EGR 101 and EGR 103 Engineering: EGT 152, EGR 101 and EGR 103, EET 101, or a 4 course sequence in PLTW®. Specifically, the EGR 101 and the EGR 103 are offered concurrently for students needing a brief review of core algebra skills prior to entering a post-secondary engineering technology program. Activities and problems in the courses are closely aligned with topics covered in introductory engineering and physics. The course makes use of technology and PLATO web-based programs. The other courses listed are components of the specific curricula and are described in the catalog and curriculum models. Get A Head Start Two courses are offered each summer at OCtech as a part of a Summer Institute with support from the National Science Foundation. The Institute courses are each three to four weeks in duration and are chosen from the national Project Lead the Way® pre-engineering curriculum offered at the College, surrounding high schools, and area Technology Centers. Normally, the first course in the PLTW® sequence, Introduction to Engineering Design, is offered, along with a second PLTW® course. These courses may earn dual credit, allowing a student to gain both high school and college credits. The program is also open to students considering a return to a college technology program. Scholarships are provided. www.OCtech.edu Degrees : ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN GENERAL TECHNOLOGY Major in Machine Tool Technology: Automated Manufacturing The Automated Manufacturing program prepares the student for careers in Computer Aided Manufacturing, Robotics, Computer Numerical Control, and Computer Aided Design areas. Students will gain a broad background in the areas of machining, drafting, and fluid and electrical control systems. Job opportunities include Machine Operator, Programmer, Machine Maintenance, and Computer Aided Design Technician. Available Certificates: Automated Manufacturing I; Principles of CAD, CAM, and Solid State Devices; and Automated Manufacturing II. Degrees: • Automated Manufacturing Technology • Automotive Technology • Computer Electronics Technology • Computer Technology • Electronic Instrumentation Technology • Engineering Graphics Technology • Health Physics • Industrial Electronics Technology • Industrial Maintenance Technology • Machine Tool Technology • Mechatronics Technology • Power Plant Technology • Welding Technology ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY Major in Automotive Technology The growing complexity and sophistication of automotive technology necessitates that today’s new cars be serviced by skilled workers, contributing to the demand for highly trained automotive service technicians. OCtech’s Automotive Technology program provides intensive career preparation through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on practice. Job opportunities for an OCtech Automotive Technology graduate cover all areas of the automotive industry, including repair technicians, parts sales, dealerships, and specialty shops. Available Certificates: Advanced Automotive Systems Repair; Electrical Systems Repair; Engine and Brake Repair; Ignition and Fuel Systems Repair; Suspension and Transmission Repair; and Basic Diesel Maintenance. ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY Majors in Information Technology, PC Support Specialist, or Programming The Computer Technology program prepares students in the areas of planning, design and implementation of computer programs in many different languages and microcomputer systems hardware, applications and connectivity. The Computer Technology field calls for the ability to work with abstract concepts and to perform exacting technical analyses. Students may choose between three areas of study: Information Technology, PC Support Specialist or Programming. Available Certificates: Internetworking; Microcomputer Applications; Network Engineering; Computer Network Specialist; Office Productivity; Database; and Webmaster. ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Major in Electronics Engineering Technology / Specialization in Computer Electronics Electronics engineering technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment such as radios, radar, sonar, television, industrial and medical measuring or control devices, navigational equipment and computers. They may work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test and repair equipment. Electronics Engineering Technology is also applied to a wide variety of systems, such as communications, automation, and process controls. The specialization in Computer Electronics prepares technicians to install, program, operate, maintain, service and diagnose computers with operational problems arising from mechanical or electrical malfunctions in either individual units or systems. www.OCtech.edu Certificates: OCtech offers Certificates in the following degree programs: • Automated Manufacturing Technology • Automotive Technology • Computer Technology • Engineering Graphics Technology • Industrial Maintenance Technology • Machine Tool Technology • Mechatronics Technology • Power Plant Technology • Welding Technology • Health Physics ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Major in Electronics Engineering Technology / Specialization in Electronic Instrumentation Electronic Instrumentation Technicians test, certify, install, repair, inspect, maintain and assist in developing complex instruments that measure and record changes in industrial environments. The process-controlled systems operated by these technicians are central to the operation of such facilities as chemical plants, canneries, food processing plants, air and pollution control agencies, petroleum refineries and power plants. Other job responsibilities include recording and analyzing the effects of varying conditions, whether actual or simulated. These include vibration, temperature, humidity, pressure, differential pressure, liquid flow and level, altitude, acceleration, pH, conductivity, stress and chemical makeup. ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN GENERAL TECHNOLOGY Major in Engineering Graphics Technology This course will provide the technical knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in industry as a design draftsman, tool designer, research assistant, engineering assistant, detailer and mechanical draftsman. Students learn about assembly drawing, process drawing, elementary layout drawing, 3D Modeling and mechanical assemblies drawing. Three certificates available in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and can be completed in one year and be applied toward an Associate Degree. ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY Major in Industrial Electronics Technology The Industrial Electronic Technician’s (IET’s) work is important not only because an idle machine will delay production, but also because a machine that is not properly repaired and maintained may damage the final product or injure the operator. IETs install and repair industrial controls and medical diagnostic and communications equipment. Some technicians set up and service electronic equipment, which controls machines and production processes in factories where they often coordinate their efforts with workers installing mechanical or electromechanical components. As plants retool and invest in new equipment to boost productivity and improve product quality, they increasingly rely on IETs to properly situate and install the machinery. ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN GENERAL TECHNOLOGY Major in Industrial Maintenance Technology This program is designed to prepare students for employment as Industrial Maintenance Technicians. Job opportunities for students include Process Plant Mechanic, Manufacturing Plant Mechanic, Construction Site Equipment Mechanic, Construction Electrician, Plant Quality Assurance Technician, Preventative Maintenance Technician, and Precision Leveling and Alignment Technician. Available Certificates: Basic Industrial Maintenance; and Industrial Maintenance: Mechanical and Electrical I and II. ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY Major in Machine Tool Technology Machine Tool Technicians produce precision parts using machine tools such as lathes, drill presses and milling machines. They are able to set up and operate a wide variety of machine tools and have a thorough understanding of the working properties of metals such as steel, cast iron, aluminum and brass. Using their skill with machine tools and their knowledge of metals, Machine Tool Technicians plan and carry out the operations needed to make machined products that meet precise specifications. For those entering this field, a basic knowledge of computers and electronics is very important. OCtech’s Machine Tool Technology curriculum provides training in these areas, as well as in computer numerical control operations. Available Certificate: Production Operator. www.OCtech.edu ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN GENERAL TECHNOLOGY Major in Mechatronics This program is designed to prepare students for employment as Industrial Maintenance Technicians, with crossover to Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians. Job opportunities for students include Process Plant Mechanic, Manufacturing Plant Mechanic, Construction Site Equipment Mechanic, Construction Electrician, Plant Quality Assurance Technician, Preventive Maintenance Technician, and Precision Leveling and Alignment Technician. Available Certificates: Mechatronics I, II, and III. The Innovation Center The Innovation Center was developed through the National Science Foundation/Advanced Technological Education initiative to bring leading edge technology and equipment to the College. This 3500 sq. ft. facility houses a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) laboratory, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing laboratory, The Alternative Energy Park and associated weather monitoring stations, Remote Access Manufacturing Platform (RAMP) facility, and an instrumentation lab with state-of-the-art equipment provided by SCANA Corporation that is valued in excess of $1 Million. The Innovation Center can be found on OCtechâ€™s campus in Building N-1600. ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN GENERAL TECHNOLOGY Major in Power Plant Technology This program is designed to prepare students for employment as Power Plant Maintenance Technicians. Job opportunities for student with this certificate include Hydro-Power Plant Maintenance Technician, Auxiliary Operator, Fossil-Fuel Power Plant Maintenance Technician, Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance and Technician, and Power Plant Operator. Available Certificates: Power Plant Technology I, II, and III. ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN GENERAL TECHNOLOGY Major in Industrial Maintenance / Welding The OCtech Welding program provides an education that can connect students with the high paying jobs of the welding industry. The curriculum provides students the opportunity to study the fundamentals of welding or to pursue more specialized skills. Students are trained according to the national welding codes and receive additional national welding certifications through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), with a transcript of national credentials maintained by the University of Florida. Students are prepared to work for sheet metal fabricators, construction firms, plant maintenance providers, auto body welding companies, major construction companies, and nuclear power job sites. The program is offered both day and evening and includes four NCCER-based certificates. ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Major in Electronics Engineering Technology / Specialization in Health Physics For students achieving an associate degree, the program will not only focus on Radiation Protection Technology (RPT) but will also supplement their skills with a well developed and existing electronics instrumentation component at OCtech. Students interested in obtaining their baccalaureate degree in the health physics will not only have an easy transfer from the two-year college to the four-year university, but they will be equipped to undertake advanced radiation science courses being taught at SCSU. Advanced coursework will be necessary for a Health Physics Technician to acquire the skills to become a Health Physics Manager. Available Certificates: Health Physics I and II. Your education and training at OCtech is just the beginning. An OCtech degree will open doors and allow you to advance in experience and education. Ask a counselor about articulation agreements and options for transfer to four-year educational institutions, such as the University of South Carolina and South Carolina State University. launch TODAY your career 3250 St. Matthews Road • Orangeburg, SC 29118 803.536.0311 • 800.813.6519 • info@OCtech.edu • www.OCtech.edu *This brochure is supported in whole or part by National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Award #0801729.