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Industrial Maintenance Fundamentals Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 11
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Term Effective: Fall 2019


The Industrial Maintenance Technician Skills Certificate prepares individuals for employment as electro-mechanical maintenance technicians in high tech manufacturing. Instruction is provided in the fundamentals of electronics, programmable logic controllers, rotating machinery, and mathematics.

This program was created in cooperation with local high tech manufacturing companies that have a need for trained maintenance technicians. Currently, the demand for these technicians is on the rise. Possible job titles include: technician, electronic technician, machine technician/specialist, machine operator, maintenance worker, maintenance mechanic.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Write complex programs for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) for at least two manufacturers' systems.
  2. Identify and troubleshoot PLC program problems.
  3. Operate and maintain AC and DC motors, generators and controllers.
  4. Implement safety procedures in the workplace.
  5. Perform mathematical computations related to voltage, current, power and duty cycle.
  6. Understand safety codes and regulations applied to usage of industrial equipment and industrial working environment.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Industrial Maintenance Fundamentals Certificate program are:

  • Complete 11 units from
    • Industrial Maintenance Fundamentals Requirements

Industrial Maintenance Fundamentals Requirements - complete 11.00 units
ELEC 153Programmable Logic Controllers3.00
ELEC 154Rotating Machinery3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ELEC 51AFundamentals of Electricity3.00
ELEC 54ADirect and Alternating Current Theory3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
DET 184Mobile Hydraulic Systems3.00
MACH 51ABeginning Machine Tool Technology2.00
WEOC 99Occupational Work Experience0.50-8.00
WEOC 99IOccupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
WELD 170Beginning Welding: Fundamentals of Arc and Gas Welding2.00

Term Effective: Fall 2019

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2022

Previous Versions:

Industrial Maintenance Fundamentals - effective Fall 2017
Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician - effective Fall 2013
Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician - effective Spring 2002

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

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