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2023 - 2024 Catalog Year
Industrial and Systems Engineering Technology (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering

Students can complete either the Capstone OR an Internship to meet degree requirements.

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)

Description: The course focuses on the study and interpretation of the graphic language used in manufacturing and engineering. This will include principles of: shape description, axonometric projection, specifications, symbology and spatial relationships.The student will apply problem solving and critical thinking skills using both standard and automated communication methods. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: An introduction to the manufacturing processes used in the tooling and machining industry. Safety, mechanical hardware, hand tools, metrology, drill press, vertical mill, lathe, and the surface grinder will be the major focus of this course. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: Polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs; roots of polynomial functions, rational and polynomial inequalities; systems of linear and nonlinear equations; matrices; and applications. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections. Note: Students who have not completed the required pre-requisite courses listed, but have successfully completed MAT 0200 with a grade of "C" or better, can register for MAT 1470 together with the co-requisite course MAT 0470, College Algebra Booster.

Notes: Or MAT-1580 Pre-Calculus

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)


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Spring Semester (First Year)

Description: Develop robust solutions to problems or develop opportunities for continuous improvement using the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle as the base methodology. Quality concepts such as root cause analysis (5-Why and Fishbone Diagrams), graphical and data analysis tools (Pareto Charts, Run Charts and Scatter Graphs), and Statistical Process Control and Capability (Control Charts, Histograms, Process Capability) will be used. Learn the differences between Common Cause and Assignable Cause Variation and how they apply to Continuous Improvement. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: ISE 1101 and MAT 1570 or MAT 1580

Description: Lean operations principles including lead time reduction, standardized work, visual controls (5S), takt time, module design, setup reduction, Kanban, value stream mapping, total productive maintenance (TPM), and Office Lean will be used to eliminate process waste and to reduce excess inventory. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: ISE 1101

Description: Learn the types of costs such as Direct Labor, Materials and Outside Services, Overhead, and Selling, General and Administrative expenses (SG&A) that are used to determine the pricing and profitability of products and services. Apply basic economic cost concepts, decisions, analysis and evaluations as applied to engineering design, production, maintenance and quality control.

Prerequisites: ISE 1101 and MAT 1470 or MAT 1580

Description: Trigonometric functions of angles, solving right and oblique triangles, identities, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric equations, vectors, radian measure, graphs of trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions, conic sections, sequences, and series. Two classroom, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 1470 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)


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Summer Semester (First Year)

Description: Introduction to basic project management concepts, including how to scope, plan, launch, monitor, control and close a project. The course includes the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) basic knowledge areas: Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communication, Risk and Procurement.

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)


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Fall Semester (Second Year)

Description: Application of statistics as they apply to process control and improvement. Topics covered include Descriptive Statistics, Control Charts, Histograms, and Process Capability Indexes. Advanced statistical topics for process optimization and problem solving include Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Design of Experiments, Measurement System Analysis, and Hypothesis Testing. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: This course is a detailed look into measuring and improving an operation or workstation. Tools are used to assess and optimize the work center operation and layout. Development of operation standards for some common service and industrial processes will be demonstrated. The techniques required to develop the necessary documentation (Work Instructions, Routings, Bill of Materials, Work Orders) to ensure a consistent and repeatable process are taught. Performance metrics relating to both labor and material are presented. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAM 1109 and ISE 1120 and ISE 1130 and MAN 2110

Description: Introduction to Lean Management tools and techniques such as Leader Standard Work, Gemba Walks, and the Daily Accountability process. Proper leadership of teams is taught to include how to charter a team, the role of team members, the stages of a team, and team decision making. Basic Management / Supervision principles are covered. Communication skills are taught as to how they relate to both teamwork and supervision. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: ISE 1130

Description: Algebra-based university-parallel sequence in mechanics, including vectors, statics, work and energy, momentum, rotational motion, elasticity, fluids and thermodynamics. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 1290 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1580


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Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description: The New Production Realization (NPR), or New Production Introduction (NPI), process using the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) model will be taught. Tools such as Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA), and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) will be learned in the context of the APQP model. The relationship to other NPR models, such as the medical field and other non-manufacturing industries, will be reviewed. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: ISE 2220

Description: This course is an instructional perspective on optimizing the flow of a product between operations or within the organization or facility. Different types of workflow scenarios (such as Job Shop, and Production Line) will be used to teach the student to analyze the capacity needed and determine the best flow or layout required. Facility design considerations will be introduced for the situations where significant changes require increasing facility area or major changes to the current facility layout. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAM 1107 and ISE 2210

Description: Students earn credit toward their degree requirements through an internship work-based learning experience. Students already working in their area of study may apply to use that experience to meet the internship requirements. Students will develop learning goals, objectives, and activities which may include preparing related reports and /or projects. The student will work with the Office of Work-Based Learning and the department chair or program coordinator to acquire the approval needed to register for this course option. The credit hours earned can range from 1 to 4 based on a student's need and directed work-based learning practice experience.

Notes: Or CAM-2780 ISET Capstone (Spring Only). To register for the internship, please contact the Work-Based Learning Office at 937-512-2769 or AT LEAST ONE TERM PRIOR

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: An applied introduction to the Six Sigma process using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) system as the model. Structured problem solving and basic statistical methods will be taught to ensure a thorough analysis and implementation to reduce costs and improve business processes. Various quality tools (Pareto, Cause and Effect Diagram, Control Charts, Histograms, and Flow Charts) are used during the improvement process. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: ISET Technology Elective - Choose 1 from: ISE-1313, ISE-1401, ISE-1402, or ISE-2240

Description: Microeconomic theory including price theory, the theory of the firm, resource demand and wage determination. Also includes public policy toward business, economic inequality, labor, trade, balance of payments and the economics of third-world nations. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.