Maintenance Mechanics Certificate

Award: Certificate

Program Length: A full-time student may complete this program in three semesters, which could include one summer. Because of class availability this program may require more time.

Purpose: The purpose of the Maintenance Mechanics Certificate program is to prepare individuals for employment in entry level positions available in industry and provide advancement opportunity to mechanics currently working in industry.

Occupational Opportunities: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities:

  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Industrial Maintenance Assistant

Admission Requirements: See a college counselor for the admissions requirements for this program. If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in academic preparation in the College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Description: The curriculum is designed to assist students in entering technical careers in industrial maintenance. Academic and technical instruction and hands-on laboratory experiences provide a balance between theory and practice. The program contains general education courses to assist you in social and business communications.

Program Requirements: To receive a Maintenance Mechanics Certificate you must complete a minimum of 36 credits with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. The credits are distributed according to the following outline. The part-time and/or evening student may take courses in any desired sequence, except for hyphenated courses or others requiring prerequisites.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Maintenance Mechanics Program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in reading and basic drawings and symbols.
  2. The student will be able to stick weld, and demonstrate the ability to choose and use basic welding tools materials.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in wiring basic electrical circuits and understand basic wiring symbols.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in troubleshooting basic control circuits.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency choosing and using basic tools and equipment.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in troubleshooting and repairing basic mechanical and electriÂcal equipment.
First Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
ETR 115 DC/AC Circuits 3 0 3
ITE 116 Survey of Computer Software 2 0 2
MTH 103 Basic Technical Math 3 0 3
MEC 154 Mechanical Maintenance 2 1 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total   11 1 12
Second Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
ELE 147 Electrical Power and Controls Systems 2 2 3
IND 103 Industrial Methods 2 0 2
ITE 131 Survey of Internet Services 1 0 1
MEC 162 Applications in Hydraulics and Pneumatics 1 3 3
SAF 130 OSHA 10 1 0 1
WEL 120 Fundamentals of Welding 1 3 2
Total   8 8 12
Third Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
ELE 233 Programmable Logic Controller Systems I 2 3 3
IND 243 Mechatronics 2 2 3
ENG 131 Technical Report Writing I 3 0 3
PSY 126 Psychology for Business/Industry 3 0 3
Total   10 5 12

Total Minimum Credits for the Certificate in Maintenance Mechanics: 36