Programs And Courses

Trades and Technology
Trades and Technology

Industrial Technology - Associate in Applied Science (AAS) (4680)

Does the idea of exploring automotive technology, electronics, electricity, computer technology, HVAC, mechatronics, industrial automation or welding interest you? Our Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in industrial technology degree provides the chance to tailor your interests towards your own occupational needs and goals. With our Industrial Technology Program, you can get the skills and theory you need to succeed in these in-demand fields.


As a graduate of our program, you can pursue positions in technology-dependent fields, including:

  • Automotive technology and service
  • Automated systems maintenance and manufacturing
  • Electrical technology
  • Electronics
  • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning
  • Machine design
  • Welding

You are most likely to succeed if you:

  • Demonstrate skills in math and science
  • Can be a team member and/or be a leader
  • Enjoy figuring out how machines work
  • Have an interest in a number of fields
  • Are detail-oriented
  • Can effectively communicate



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We designed our program to be flexible so that you could choose courses in the areas that you are most interested in. Our program features innovative instructors, convenient class schedules and scholarship opportunities.

You will:

  • Create and express ideas in speaking and writing in a clear, organized manner appropriate for with the intended audience
  • Effectively use and apply technology appropriate to the task
  • Investigate issues related to global interdependence and reflect upon their impact as global citizens
  • Appropriately and correctly use numerical data specific to the task
  • Problem solve, create and evaluate through the following general education goals: information literacy, technology literacy, cultural awareness, communication and quantitative literacy
  • Access, evaluate and cite sources to meet information needs


  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
  • Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.

Absolutely! Our associate degree programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC.

Conveniently YOURS, you may complete the entire program at our Harrisburg, and Gettysburg campuses.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit this webpage to review the most up-to-date details about how courses are being offered.


Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit for details and deadlines.



You can apply online anytime! We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall. When you submit your application, please include program code 4680. This ensures you apply to the correct program.



Please contact an admissions counselor or the engineering, trades & computer technologies department chair, Dr. Kelley Engle, to learn more. You may also request more information online.

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