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Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Certificate

The Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance program is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in the operation, repair, and maintenance of industrial equipment. The objectives of this program are to provide the Industrial Mechanics technician with a foundation of technical knowledge and mechanical skills necessary to install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot sophisticated machinery and equipment found in the industrial setting. Coursework includes topics such as electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, programmable logic controllers, motors, transformers, motor controls, pumps, and mechanical systems.

Important Qualities

  • Manual dexterity – When handling very small parts, workers must have a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination.
  • Mechanical skills – Use of technical manuals and sophisticated diagnostic equipment to figure out why machines are not working. Workers must be able to reassemble large, complex machines after finishing a repair.
  • Troubleshooting skills – Observe, diagnose, troubleshoot, and fix problems that a machine may be having.

Employment Outlook

Employment of industrial machinery mechanics is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The increased adoption of sophisticated manufacturing machinery will require more mechanics to keep machines in good working order. Those who complete apprenticeships and educational programs designed for industrial machinery repair should have the best job prospects.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career Opportunities

  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Machinery Maintenance

Upon successful completion of the first term of the curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Certificate.

Costs

Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.

First Term

BCA-215 Computer Business Applications 3 s.h.
ELT-382 Electronic Circuit Analysis* 3 s.h.
ELT-745 Maintenance Shop Operations 3 s.h.
ELT-788 Fluid Power I 2 s.h.
IND-166 Mechanical Systems I 2 s.h.
IND-190 Skills and Safety in Industry 1 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
15 s.h.
Total Program Hours 15 s.h.

*Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT-801 Applied Math A, MAT-802 Applied Math B, MAT-803 Applied Math C, and MAT-804 Applied Math D, or permission of the instructor.