Industrial Systems Specialist Career Outlook

Industrial System Specialist is a new WITC program. No graduate follow-up information is currently available. 


Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Electrical Maintenance Technician

Electrical Maintenance Technicians install or repair a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities and other industries.

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Instrumentation and Controls Technician 

Instrumentation and Controls Technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic or electro-mechanical equipment.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Field Service Technician

  • Electrical and Instrument Technician  

  • Service Technician 

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Industrial Systems Specialist technical diploma at WITC, you continue your education to obtain an associate degree, bachelor's degree and beyond,. 

Articulation Agreements

The Automation for Industrial Systems program at WITC has articulation agreements with Lakeland University, UW-Barron County, UW-Green Bay, UW-Stout. 

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Project Manager

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $47,341–$64,480

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 


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Sara Eckstein

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Jodi Saliny

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800.243.9482 ext. 4339


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Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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