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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+6.0% Change from 2020-2025
Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves
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)|
|ELT 196 - Circuit Analysis I||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)|
|WEL 149 - Arc Welding||3.0 Credit(s)|
|WTT 143 - Mechanical Power Transmission||3.0 Credit(s)|
|ELE 227 - Electrical Blueprint Reading||2.0 Credit(s)|
Semester Total: 17.0 Credits
Total Semester Hours Required: 33.0
1 May substitute with MAT 102 or higher.
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Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Follow safety practices and procedures for all tools and equipment with proper use of PPE.
- Describe types of work and workplace environments available and techniques needed to succeed within professional career fields.
- Build, analyze, and troubleshoot electrical circuits.
- Install, wire, program, and troubleshoot based PLCs and associated equipment.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge in Welding.
- Compare, analyze and apply problem solving techniques with various power transmission systems.
- Interpret prints, layout and safely operate variety of manual machines.
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