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Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Degree

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 curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

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 Year - 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.
Second Term
ELT-190 Introduction to Technical Computing & CAD** 3 s.h.
ELT-210 Motor Control Circuits*** 3 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I OR
ENG-701 Communications I
3 s.h.
(3 s.h.)
IND-176 Mechanical Systems II**** 2 s.h.
MAT-801 Applied Math A***** 1 s.h.
MAT-802 Applied Math B+ 1 s.h.
MAT-803 Applied Math C++ 1 s.h.
MAT-804 Applied Math D+++ 1 s.h.
15 s.h.
Second Year - Third Term
ELT-133 Electronic Motor Drives++++ 2 s.h.
ELT-789 Fluid Power II+++++ 2 s.h.
ENG-106 Composition II# OR
ENG-702 Communications II OR
BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
3 s.h.
(3 s.h.)
(3 s.h.)
IND-134 Industrial Print Reading 2 s.h.
IND-266 Mechanical Systems III## 2 s.h.
MFG-216 Survey of Machine Tool Practices 4 s.h.
15 s.h.
Fourth Term
ATR-100 Introduction to Robotics 2 s.h.
BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism 3 s.h.
ECN-115 Personal Finance 3 s.h.
ELT-750 Facilities Maintenance### 3 s.h.
IND-198 Mechatronics##### 3 s.h.
IND-276 Mechanical Systems IV#### 2 s.h.
WEL-335 Ag and Industry Welding 2 s.h.
18 s.h.
Total Program Hours 63 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.

**Prerequisite: Ability to key-enter the equivalent of 25 words per minutes at a computer keyboard.

***Prerequisite: ELT-382 Electronic Circuit Analysis.

****Prerequisite: IND-166 Mechanical Systems l

*****Prerequisite: MAT-063 Pre-Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or ACT math score of at least 16, or COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of at least 49, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21

+Prerequisite: MAT-063 Pre-Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of at least 49, or ACT math score of at least 16, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21

++Prerequisite: MAT-801 Applied Math A and MAT-802 Applied Math B with a grade of C or higher, or by permission of the instructor

+++Prerequisite: MAT-801 Applied Math A and MAT-802 Applied Math B with a grade of C or higher, or by permission of the instructor

++++Prerequisite: ELT-210 Motor Control Circuits

+++++Prerequisite: ELT-788 Fluid Power I

#Prerequisite: ENG-105 Composition I or ENG-102 Composition and Speech I with a grade of C or higher

##Prerequisite: IND-176 Mechanical Systems ll

###Prerequisite: ELT-210 Motor Control Circuits

####Prerequisite: IND-266 Mechanical Systems III

#####Prerequisite: ELT-382 Electronic Circuit Analysis