Degree, Certificate or Diploma
The Industrial Maintenance Technician program of study provides basic skills in welding, print reading, pneumatics and hydraulics, blue print reading, lean manufacturing, and predictive and preventative maintenance. Students utilize hands-on training to install, maintain, and troubleshoot the equipment utilized by today's industries.
Students who complete this diploma will have earned an Industrial Technology certificate by completion.
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What will you do
Industrial Technicians are skilled mechanics that install, repair and maintain industrial machinery. They usually work in manufacturing plants or small factories where they ensure the smooth running of in-house production equipment. Industrial Technicians utilize advanced mechanical knowledge of industrial machinery, excellent troubleshooting skills, and good time-management skills in their job. Industrial Technician boosts production by ensuring all production equipment functions correctly and receives regular maintenance.
- Entry: $20.94
- Average: $26.62
- Experienced: $42.53
|ELT 215 - Motors and Controls||2.0 Credit(s)|
|ELE 231 - Basic Electrical Principles||5.0 Credit(s)|
|IND 109 - Equipment Safety and Operation||3.0 Credit(s)|
|IND 197 - Industrial Engineering Technology Orientation||3.0 Credit(s)|
|MAT 743 - Technical Math 1||3.0 Credit(s)|
Semester Total: 16.0 Credits
|ELT 250 - Programmable Logic Controllers||3.0 Credit(s)|
|ELT 251 - Programmable Logic Controllers Lab||2.0 Credit(s)|
|MFG 145 - Light Machining for Maintenance Trades||4.0 Credit(s)|
|WTT 143 - Mechanical Power Transmission||3.0 Credit(s)|
|ELE 227 - Electrical Blueprint Reading||2.0 Credit(s)|
|WEL 149 - Fundamentals of Shielded Metal Arc Welding||3.0 Credit(s)|
Semester Total: 17.0 Credits
Total Semester Hours Required: 33.0
1 May substitute with MAT 102 or higher.
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Use safe practices and proper PPE with all tools and equipment.
- Describe the major types of work environments available within industrial technology fields.
- Explain how electrical theories, systems, components work.
- Troubleshoot power transmission issues.
- Identify basic components of blueprints.
- Salary information from EMSI Analyst Database