The Industrial Technology (IMT) program at the Center for Innovation (CFI) teaches the foundations of electrical technology. “As students progress through the three-year program of study they will build their knowledge, skills, and abilities with the utilization of electrical fabrication systems, motor control systems, and programmable logic controls,” said Mr. Gary Karr, CFI instructor. Additionally, students learn design and fabrication skills with the use of the welding technology lab where they have the opportunity to practice MIG, TIG, and Stik welding along with construction, plumbing, HVAC, and three-dimensional printer production skills.
Accredited by the National Center for Construction Education Research, students who successfully complete the IMT program have the opportunity to earn national certification as an electrical technician. “We are pleased to work in collaboration with various business and industry partners in the region as we seek to meet their need for highly skilled technicians,” remarked James Davis, CFI Principal. Students can earn up to 22 college credits that meet requirements for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree for completing the program in an established agreement with Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College.