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Aug 25, 2014

Program Spotlight and Career Quiz – Industrial Maintenance and Automated Technology

Institute of Technology’s new Industrial Maintenance and Automated Technology program is designed for students with an aptitude for mechanics and technology. As students progress through the program, they’ll learn a broad set of mechanical, electrical and troubleshooting skills – skills that many construction, manufacturing and production employers will be looking for.

If you’d like to see if this program could be a good fit for you, take our short, six-question career quiz below. It only takes a few minutes to answer the questions. At the end, you’ll simply add up your score and find your results!

1) Do you enjoy solving complex problems?
            A: Not really. I’d rather know exactly what I’m getting into.
            B: Sometimes. It depends what I’m working on.
            C: Yes. I enjoy the problem-solving process and welcome new challenges.

2) Do you enjoy working with your hands?
            A: Yes. I can’t see myself doing anything else.
            B: No. I get tired of being hands-on all the time.
            C: It’s OK. I enjoy administrative tasks as well.

3) Do you enjoy working with people?
            A: Not really. I feel more productive when I’m alone.
            B: Yes. Working with others gives me energy. I enjoy the collaboration.
            C: Sometimes. I’m comfortable on my own or in a group – whatever the job calls for.

4) Are you detail oriented?
            A: Always. Details are important.
            B: Most of the time. I try, but sometimes I can get distracted.
            C: Hardly ever. I’m more concerned with the big picture.

5) Are you OK with traveling to different job sites?
            A: I’d rather work in the same place every day.
            B: Most definitely. I think traveling from site to site adds excitement.
            C: I’m fine with moving between sites or staying put – it doesn’t matter to me.

6) Would you enjoy having a set routine of similar tasks each day?
A: Yes. I’m more comfortable knowing what to expect.
B: No. I’d rather have a mix of different activities.

Find your results
Use the key to add up your score and find out if this program is a good fit for you.

Question 1:
A = 1 point
B = 2 points
C = 3 points
Question 2:
A = 3 points
B = 1 point
C = 2 points
Question 3:
A = 2 points
B = 2 points
C = 3 points
Question 4:
A = 3 points
B = 2 points
C = 1 point
Question 5:
A = 2 points
B = 2 points
C = 3 points
Question 6:
A = 2 points
B = 3 points

A great match (18 – 15 points)
You have many qualities that would make you a good fit for this career field. When you’re ready to learn more about our program, contact us to speak with an advisor. We can answer any questions you have about enrollment, financial aid or the program itself.

An OK fit (14 – 11 points)
You have some of the qualities needed to be happy with a career as an industrial maintenance and automated technology professional, but not all. More research and thought might be necessary before committing to this program. We recommend speaking with an advisor to find out if this or another program is right for you.

You’ll probably be happier with another program (10 points or less)
Your score indicates that you’d probably be a better match in another field of study. We suggest exploring our other programs to find one that better fits your interests and skills.