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Industrial Maintenance Technology

Industrial operations depend heavily upon well-trained personnel to keep machinery and equipment in operating condition to support production. Employees involved in maintenance, repairs, and improvement of industrial operations must be well versed in such areas as safety, electricity, automation, Programmable Logic and Automation Controllers (PLCs and PACs), valves, pumps, welding, power transfer, pneumatics, hydraulics, and use of hand and bench tools. They must also be capable of effective communications, interpretation of blueprints, and use of mathematics. Graduates are qualified for entry-level jobs in industrial maintenance because of the broad background offered by the curriculum. 

 

 

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AAS Degree - Industrial Maintenance Technology

The Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Maintenance Technology is designed to prepare students for jobs in installation, maintenance, repair, and improvement of industrial equipment. This program provides training in safety, electricity, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and programmable automation controllers (PACs), valves, pumps, welding, power transfer, pneumatics, hydraulics, and use of hand and bench tools. Students are also trained in effective communication, interpretation of blueprints, and use of mathematics.

Complete ECO-101 or PSY-105
Complete ENG-101
Complete CPT-170
Complete HSS-205
Complete MAT-105
Complete IMT-101 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete IMT-111 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-131 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete IMT-161 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete COL-101
Complete CIM-241 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EEM-117 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EEM-145 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EEM-215 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EEM-250 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EEM-221 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EEM-251 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete IMT-102 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete IMT-104 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-142 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

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AAS Degree-Gen Tech-Welding

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in General Technology/Welding, allows a student to select additional coursework to gain skills beyond the Welding diploma to become multi-skilled in a second technical specialty that is based on local employment needs. Students receive training in theory and practice relating to OXY/ACTY gas welding & cutting, SMAW, FCAW, GTAW, GMAW welding processes in accordance with current industrial practices. Courses in safety, blueprint reading, metallurgy, weld inspection, pipe fitting/welding, metal fabrication and destructive and non-destructive weld testing provide students with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and hands-on application. Successful graduates may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment. The secondary technical specialty is a minimum of 12 semester hour credits from an approved degree/diploma, or a technical education certificate program that is currently offered at the College, or mix of credits awarded for coursework from any program, military training, experiential learning, and/or testing.

Complete ECO-101
Complete ENG-155
Complete HSS-205
Complete MAT-155
Complete PSY-105
Complete WLD-111 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-113 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-136 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-152 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-154 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-208 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EGT-114 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EGT-117 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete WLD-104 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete WLD-170 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete WLD-222 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete COL-101
Complete IMT-102 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete WLD-208 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete WLD-228 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete 3 credits from courses: EGT-128 MTT-141 MTT-111 MTT-124

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

Typically, a graduate with an associate degree and no experience could receive starting wages in the $15.00 - $18.00 per hour range, which equates to $31,200.00 - $37,440.00 annually (without overtime). Again, these wages are based on a graduate not having prior experience in the field and are also dependent upon the company from which employment is attained. Each company will offer different levels of compensation based on their company policy. If a graduate has prior work experience, he/she could possibly find the starting wages to be higher ($18.00 - $25.00/hour).

The average wages for the YTC service area is approximately $22.00/hour. There are some industries in the YTC service area that are paying higher wages (+$25.00) based on the technology in the plant and the required experience(s) that an employee may possess. Overtime is a common occurrence for those that work in the manufacturing industry. This can significantly increase an employee's total annual wages. 

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Program Standards for Welding (PDF) 
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AAS Degree-Mechatronics Technology

The Associate of Science in Mechatronics Technology prepares the student to work with automated controls, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, robotics, sensors, system interfaces, and statistical process control. This program is designed to be taken as a stand-alone program, or as a continuation of the Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) degree. Graduates of IMT will only need to take seven more classes which cover advanced "hands-on" skillsets and the technical theory that is necessary to integrate, install, modify, and troubleshoot the high-tech automation that is used in today's industrial manufacturing processes. When compared to the IMT graduate, the Mechatronics Technology degree graduate will have a higher understanding of network control systems, robotics and programmable automation controllers (PAC), Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming and data acquisition, process control, and technical systems troubleshooting.

Complete COL-101
Complete CPT-170
Complete ENG-101
Complete 1 Course: HIS-201 or HSS-205
Complete MAT-105
Complete 1 Course: PSY-105 or PSY-201
Complete AMT-105 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-118 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-250 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-131 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-170 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete AMT-205 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete CIM-241 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-145 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-221 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-271 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-274 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-102 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-104 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-161 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-163 (Minimum Grade of C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

Demand is extremely high for high-skilled, multi-crafted maintenance technicians with solid troubleshooting skills; therefore, it is the goal of the Industrial Maintenance Technology Department to provide our students with the skills that will make them more marketable when seeking employment. The department offers six certificate programs, one diploma, and two associate degrees. Naturally, the higher credential will provide more job opportunities and higher wages/salaries to the graduate. Job placement is imminent for those students who successfully complete the Industrial Maintenance degree program.

Starting wages are excellent! Typically, a graduate with an associate degree and no experience could receive starting wages in the $15.00 - $18.00 per hour range, which equates to $31,200.00 - $37,440.00 annually (without overtime). Again, these wages are based on a graduate not having prior experience in the field and are also dependent upon the company from which employment is attained. Each company will offer different levels of compensation based on their company policy. If a graduate has prior work experience, he/she could possibly find the starting wages to be higher ($18.00 - $25.00/hour).

The average wages for the YTC service area is approximately $22.00/hour. There are some industries in the YTC service area that are paying higher wages (+$25.00) based on the technology in the plant and the required experience(s) that an employee may possess. Overtime is a common occurrence for those that work in the manufacturing industry. This can significantly increase an employee's total annual wages. 

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Basic Electricity

The Basic Electricity Certificate program provides the student with an understanding of electricity including AC/DC circuits and the National Electrical Code. Students receive training in basic theory in direct current and alternating current circuits, proper use of and knowledge in electrical measurement devices, and how to interpret and use the National Electrical Code.

Complete EEM-117 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EEM-121 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EEM-140 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

Certificate in Basic Welding

The Basic Welding Certificate program is designed to provide basic skills in gas and arc welding in a variety of applications. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes.

Complete WLD-104 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-111 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-113 (minimum grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

The Basic Welding Certificate program is designed to provide basic skills in gas and arc welding in a variety of applications.

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Program Standards for Certificate in Basic Welding (PDF) 
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Certificate in MIG/TIG/Pipe Welding

The MIG, TIG, and Pipe Welding Certificate program focuses on advanced welding applications which build on the basic welding skills gained in the Basic Welding Certificate. Job opportunities include pipe fitting, pipe welding, structural steel, sheet metal, maintenance, and construction welding.

Complete WLD-136 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-152 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-154 (minimum grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

DAS (Diploma) Industrial Electricity/Electronics

The Industrial Electricity/Electronics Diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in maintaining and repairing electrical and electronic equipment in an industrial setting. Students receive training in electrical theory and progress to automated equipment and troubleshooting techniques. Graduates of this program are prepared to be industrial maintenance electricians.

Complete ECO-101 or PSY-105
Complete ENG-101
Complete MAT-105
Complete EEM-117 (minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-140 (minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-145 (minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-201 (minimum grade C)
Complete COL-101
Complete CIM-241 (minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-215 (minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-221 (minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-251 (minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-252 (minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-250 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EEM-271 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EEM-121 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

DAS (Diploma) Industrial Maintenance Technology

The Industrial Maintenance Technology Diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in mechanical maintenance and repair of industrial equipment. Students are trained in mechanical theory and progress to complex mechanical systems and troubleshooting techniques. A graduate of this program is prepared to be an industrial maintenance mechanic.

Complete ECO-101 or PSY-105
Complete ENG-101
Complete MAT-105
Complete IMT-101 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-111 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-131 (minimum grade C)
Complete IMT-161 (minimum grade C)
Complete COL-101
Complete IMT-102 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete IMT-151 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete IMT-163 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete WLD-142 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete IMT-104 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete IMT-123 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete MFG-101 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete MFG-102 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete IMT-162 (Minimum Grade of C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

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DAS (Diploma) Welding

The Welding Diploma is designed to provide graduates with skills in gas, arc, TIG and MIG welding. The program is based on the recommended practices of the American Welding Society (AWS). Students receive hands-on experience in a wide variety of applications. Students receive training in theory and practice relating to OXY/ACTY gas welding & cutting, SMAW, FCAW, GTAW, GMAW welding processes in accordance with current industrial practices. Courses in safety, blueprint reading, metallurgy, weld inspection, pipe fitting/welding, metal fabrication and destructive and non-destructive weld testing provide students with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and hands-on application. Successful graduates may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment. Student who complete the Welding Technology Diploma also earn the Basic Welding and MIG, TIG, Pipe Welding Certificates. Students who wish to continue their education in welding beyond the Welding Technology diploma may also pursue an Associate of Science Degree in General Technology with a major in Welding (AAS.GT.GTWLD).

Complete ECO-101 or PSY-105
Complete ENG-155
Complete MAT-155
Complete EGT-114 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-104 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-111 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-152 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-170 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete COL-101
Complete EGT-117 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-113 (minimum grade C)
Complete 1 of 2 Groups Group 1: WLD-136 OR Group 2: WLD-132 and WLD-134
Complete WLD-208 (minimum grade C)
Complete WLD-154 (minimum grade C)
Complete IMT-102 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

Motors and Controls

The Motors and Controls Certificate program prepares students motor control circuits, DC/AC machines, and variable speed drives (VSD's). Students receive training in generators, alternators, AC/DC motors, and the control methods that are used for them.

Complete EEM-145 or IMT-140 (minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-215 (minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-221 (minimum grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

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Programmable Controls

The Programmable Controllers Certificate program prepares students to read and write programming code used in many of the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) which are used in industry today. Students receive training in how to wire, program, and troubleshoot various PLC/PAC systems. This includes Koyo, Siemens, and Allen-Bradley controllers.

Complete EEM-251 (minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-252 (minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-250 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

The Programmable Controllers Certificate program is designed to provide specialized training in designing and maintaining programmable logic controllers used in industrial applications.

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