Industrial Maintenance Technician - Technical Studies

This program prepares students for employment as industrial technicians or supervisors. To find employment, applicants generally must be able to physically lift 50 lbs, have good hand dexterity, and the ability to crawl into cramped spaces.

Program Coordination: Up to 32 credits earned in the Maintenance Mechanic CSC and 21 credits Manufacturing Technician CSC may count towards this degree program.

Industry Certifications: OSHA 10

Program Outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Read basic drawings & symbols.
  2. Stick weld & choose & use basic welding tools/materials.
  3. Wire basic electrical circuits & understand basic wiring symbols.
  4. Troubleshoot basic control circuits.
  5. Troubleshoot & repair basic mechanical & electrical equipment

Program Information

Minimum credits: 67

Length: 2 years

Career opportunities:

  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic: $49,100
    Job growth: 7% from 2016 to 2026
  • *Median salaries nationwide as of 2016. Source: BLS.gov

Division: Workforce

Contact: 434.797.8430

Course Sequence

Note: Students will select a mechanical or electrical pathway. The courses are the same for the first two semesters.

First Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
MAC 150 Intro to Computer-Aided Drafting 3 0 3 3
ITE 116 Survey of Computer Software Applications 2 0 2 2
IND 137 Team Concepts & Problem-Solving 3 0 3 3
MEC 154 Mechanical Maintenance I 2 1 3 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
HLT 116 Personal Wellness 3 0 3 3
  14 1 15 15
Second Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 3
PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry 3 0 3 3
ETR 115 DC & AC Circuits 3 0 3 3
SAF 130 Industrial Safety - OSHA 10 1 0 1 1
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics 3 0 3 3
IND 103 Industrial Methods 2 0 2 2
  15 0 15 15
Third Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
HUM 165 Controversial Issues 3 0 3 3
MEC 162 Applied Hydraulics & Pneumatics 2 2 4 3
ENG 131 Technical Report Writing I 3 0 3 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3 0 3 3
MECHANICAL PATHWAY:        
MEC 254 Mechanical Maintenance II 2 1 3 2
MEC 169 Steam Systems 1 2 3 2
ELECTRICAL PATHWAY:        
ELE 147 Electrical Power & Control Systems 2 2 4 3
ELE 233 or Programmable Logic Controller Systems I OR ELE 239 Programmable Controllers 2 3 5 3
  14-15 5-7 19-22 16-18
Fourth Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
IND 181 World Class Manufacturing I 3 0 3 3
IND 243 Mechatronics 2 2 4 3
MECHANICAL PATHWAY:        
WEL 120 Introduction to Welding 1 2 3 2
MEC 269 Fluid Power - Pneumatic Systems 1 2 3 2
MEC 268 Fluid Power - Hydraulic Systems 1 2 3 2
MEC 168 Pump Systems 1 2 3 2
MEC 148 Industrial Pipefitting 1 2 3 2
ELECTRICAL PATHWAY:        
ELE 234 Programmable Logic Controller Systems II 2 3 5 3
ELE 246 Industrial Robotics Programming 2 2 4 3
INS 230 Instrumentation I 2 3 5 3
  10-11 10-12 21-22 15-16
Both pathways: Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
IND 190 Coordinated Internship       3
IND 290 Coordinated Internship       3