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TSTC Advantage

Photo of TSTC student working equipment in the Industrial Systems & Engineering Technology lab.Industrial Systems could best be defined as the “jack of all trades” in mechanical applications for industries ranging hospital and health care operations to factories, clinics and more. It will be your job to keep facilities running, and to do this will require a broad range of skills. 

Students in TSTC's industrial systems gain the TSTC advantage by learning the skills needed to repair and maintain pumps, valves, motors, steam turbines, air compressors, hydraulic presses, pneumatic equipment, conveyor systems and more.

The ISE program not only offers you a quality education, but marketable skills for a successful future. Industrial systems technicians can broaden their expertise or choose to specialize, providing ever-expanding career versatility.

What you’ll do!

  • Maintain much of the equipment in various facilities

  • Learn to operate a variety of equipment

  • Gain hands-on experience with motors, pumps, chillers and boilers, and PLCS

  • Obtain real-life experience through co-ops and internships

TSTC’s star power prep

  • Practical hands-on skills working with actual equipment used in the industry

  • Internship opportunities for on-the-job training

  • Small class size with a strong one-on-one instructional approach

  • Experienced staff with industry training guided by an advisory board comprised of field experts


TSTC’s Industrial Systems faculty comes to the college with dozens of years of professional experience. Collectively, these instructors bring well-rounded and eclectic backgrounds to ensure students are learning what industry needs.

Small class size

At TSTC, our Industrial Systems classes average about 20 students per class to ensure instructors have plenty of time to work with each student.

Hands-on learning

Compared to other colleges, TSTC students spend a lot less time in the classroom and more time in work settings, utilizing the tools they will use in their profession. Students spend approximately 27 to 30 hours in the classroom, compared to other colleges, where students spend only 15 to 20 hours a week. It’s just one of the many ways TSTC ensures you get the strong training you need to succeed in your career choice.

Advisory Committee

TSTC’s strong programs match industry needs, making it easier for graduates to obtain jobs when it comes to hiring time.

How do we do this? As industry professionals, our 900-plus advisory committee members assist the college in determining the courses you study, providing a valuable advantage. They can ensure that what we teach matches what industry is seeking.

Combined with more than 60 percent of your class time spent on actual hands-on work in lab settings – and internship opportunities in real working environments — it provides a compelling reason why employers are attracted to TSTC graduates. 

Added Value

Many TSTC students also complete internships and co-ops, bringing first-hand experience to the job, something most employers are only to happy to have.

With industry experience, graduates can also build their credentials with the AFE's Certified Plant Engineers designation, which can lead to promotions, pay raises and advanced career opportunities.



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