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Industrial Ceramics Engineering Technology


Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Ceramics Engineering Technology

The Industrial Ceramics Engineering Technology program is offered exclusively at the Hocking College Logan Campus.

The Industrial Ceramics Engineering Technology Program is the only engineering technology program in the United States that exclusively trains technicians for the ceramic industry. Students train in well-equipped technical and production laboratories to prepare them for the diverse ceramic industry and its wide range of products:

  • Construction materials - brick, tile, cements, windows and fiberglass;
  • Consumer goods - pottery and china, bathroom fixtures, lighting and glassware products, spark plugs
  • Industrial products - furnace linings, electrical insulators, grinding and cutting tools, chemical reaction media, nuclear applications;
  • Electronic components - sensors, capacitors, resistors, magnets; and,
  • Advanced applications - aerospace and automotive materials, tool coatings, armor, biomedical implants, fiber optics, superconductors, fuel cells.

In addition to practical experience gained in the many hands-on laboratory courses, you will work for an industrial company, either by completing a 10-day practicum or by executing an industrial project. A summer cooperative work experience in industry is available.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Ceramics Engineering:

  • Exhibit basic understanding of ceramic processes, from selection of raw materials through packaging of finished products;
  • Effectively give and receive communication orally and in writing;
  • Analyze data to ensure that requirements for processing and quality of product are met;
  • Follow and enforce appropriate environmental, health and safety standards;
  • Plan, organize, direct and control resources for cost-effective production and process/product improvement;
  • Effectively maintain, operate and troubleshoot equipment;
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of thermal processing; and,
  • Demonstrate front line supervisory skills.



Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Ceramics Engineering Technology

Course of Study

For students entering May 2015

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$40.00
CER-1105Clays & Clay Products (SL/CR)$130.00
CHEM-1101Fundamentals of Chemistry3.003.004.00$90.00
ENGL-1510English Composition I4.000.004.00$50.00
MATH-1108Intermediate Algebra3.000.003.00$40.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
PHYS-1202Physics - Heat, Light, and Sound3.003.004.00$110.00
DD-1114CAD/Blueprint Reading1.004.003.00$185.00
MICS-1141Introduction to Word & Excel0.002.001.00$70.00
COURSE NO.SUMMER SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CER-2294Ceramic Cooperative Work Experience1.0020.002.00$60.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CER-2203Statistical Quality and Process Control2.002.003.00$200.00
CER-2210Vitreous Systems (SL/CR)$200.00
MATH-1110Geometry and Trigonometry3.000.003.00$40.00
COMM-1165Cross Cultural Communication3.000.003.00$15.00
CER-2220Engineered Ceramics0.002.001.00$145.00
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
CER-2208Technical Laboratory3.002.004.00$200.00
ISE-2210Instruments and Process Controls2.002.003.00$115.00
SUPR-2235Supervision and Leadership3.000.003.00$15.00
CER-2296Ceramic Practicum/Semester1.008.002.00$70.00
ORCER-2209Ceramic Industrial Projects0.006.001.00$95.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as process, quality or research technicians, production supervisors, or technical service representatives in many segments of the ceramic industry.  Job titles may include: assistant to the plant manager; drying and firing supervisor; management trainee; process development technician; quality control technician; R and D laboratory technician; sales representative; slip and glaze technician.

Occupational Profile

Hocking College

Logan Campus
30140 Iles Road
Logan, OH 43138
Phone: 740.380.9315
Fax: 740.380.1241