General Technology

General Technology

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Program Duration

1 semester (Two Semesters)

Program Type

Technical Certificate

Program Cost

$84 per credit hour

* based on in-county tuition rates

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Why Choose This Program

This area has many industries that are in need of employees and provide good wages.


About The Program

This two-semester program prepares students for entry-level positions in industry, providing a critical foundational background in industrial technologies and processes. The program has been designed specifically to meet employer needs for workforce preparation as students enter industrial positions. The program provides entry-level knowledge and skills to set up, operate, and maintain industrial equipment and technologies commonly used in industry.

Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

The technical certificate offers an additional pathway and credential for students interested in pursuing the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology, providing flexibility for students to enroll in specific content areas of career interest through course selections in their chosen field.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply concepts of industrial safety.
  • Understand and demonstrate the safe operation of industrial equipment.
  • Identify and properly use correct equipment for industrial applications.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work among a diverse team of members to produce desired results.