Industrial Maintenance Mechatronics Technician

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Graduates of the Industrial Maintenance Mechatronics program leave with the ability to install, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial electrical control systems, including programmable logical control (PLC), automation, robotics, and mechanical systems including hydraulics and pneumatics.

The industrial maintenance technician is responsible for installation, troubleshooting and repair of equipment and machinery in various types of manufacturing operations.  The industrial maintenance technician must be a multi-talented individual with a specific skill set with the ability to maintain equipment and machinery operating at peak performance, eliminating costly downtime.  Additionally, an industrial maintenance technician must be able to perform preventative and predictive maintenance.

Students in the industrial maintenance technician program learn electrical and mechanical theory and experience through hands-on opportunities in safety, industrial motor control, and programmable logic control (PLC), automation, robotics, process control, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical maintenance, and welding/oxyfuel cutting, all of which are necessary for a successful career in the maintenance field. Both day and evening classes are offered on main campus and a day class offer at the Kimball Site.

Employment Stats

  • Program Length 1 year (Diploma)
  • Job Placement 100%
  • Average Earnings $44,755 / yr
  • Cost $5,330
Gainful Employment Details

About Program

Industrial maintenance technicians are responsible for installation, troubleshooting and repair of equipment and machinery in various types of manufacturing operations.  The industrial maintenance technician must be a multi-talented individual with a specific skill set that can keep equipment and machinery operating at peak performance, eliminating costly downtime.  Additionally, a maintenance technician must be able to perform preventative and predictive maintenance to keep machines running and minimize downtime. Graduates apply what they have learned to install, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial electrical control systems, including programmable logical control (PLC), automation, robotics, and mechanical systems including hydraulics and pneumatics.

Job Expectations

Industrial maintenance technicians need a year or more of formal education and training post high school to learn the ever-expanding range of mechanical and technical skills needed for employment. In the past mechanics specialize in one area, such as mechanical systems or electrical systems, most employers now require all technicians to have knowledge of electricity, pneumatics, hydraulics, and PLC’s. Companies cannot afford to have industrial machinery out of service for long periods or production down-time. Industrial maintenance technicians may be required to be on call, be assigned to work nights, and/or work weekends as well as overtime being common.

Expected Earnings

National employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation: bls.gov/oes/current/oes173024.htm#nat

Employment 

Employment
RSE 

Mean hourly
wage

Mean annual
wage

Wage RSE

13,050

4.4 %

$28.60

$59,490

1.0 %

 

National percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile

10%

25%

50%
(Median)

75%

90%

Hourly Wage

$17.57

$21.63

$27.28

$34.44

$42.29

Annual Wage 

$36,550

$44,980

$56,740

$71,640

$87,970

Course Schedule

The Industrial Maintenance program is an open-enrollment program allowing students to enroll in the fall, spring, or summer term. Students who are eligible to enroll will be given an opportunity to register for one of the open seats, if available, during the enrollment period for each term.

  • Full-time classes
  • Day and Evening classes on main campus and day class at the Kimball Site
  • Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class
Semester Day Class Evening Class Days
Fall (450 hours) 7:45am – 2:30pm 4:00pm – 10:45pm Monday - Friday
Spring (450 hours) 7:45am – 2:30pm 4:00pm – 10:45pm Monday - Friday
Summer (390 hours) 7:45am – 2:45pm 4:00pm – 11:00pm Monday - Friday

Tools

Contact Instructor before purchasing Tools.

“A” Tool List

1               3/4” X 12’ Length Measuring Tape
1          6” Adjustable Wrench
1          10” Adjustable Wrench
1          Combination Wrench Set 1/4” thru 1-1/4
1          Socket and Ratchet Set 7/16” thru 1-1/4
1          6” Wire Cutter/Stripper
1          7-3/4” Curved Diagonal Cutting Pliers
1          9-3/4” Crimping and Cutting Tool
1          9” Rounded Nose Lineman’s Pliers
1          Tongue and Groove Pliers 10”
1          7” Curved-Jaw Locking Pliers
1          Ball-Peen Hammer 12oz​
1          Hex Wrench Set (Ball Driver) SAE .050-3/8
1          Industrial Razor Locking Utility Knife
1          Punch and Chisel Set: Assortment of various sizes
1          Screwdriver Set: Assortment of various screwdrivers
1          12” combination Square
1          Torpedo Level
1          Tool Bag or Tool Box
1          4 GB or larger, flash drive
1          Safety Glasses Clear Only
1          Leather Gloves (Thin)
1          Multi-meter: Snap-on 504 meter required for NC3 certification
1          Calculator

 

“B” Welding List

1          Tote Bag
1          Welding Helmet w/#10 lens and replacement lens
1          Welding Gloves
1          Welding Jacket
1          Welders Cap (No Bandanas)
1          Work boots (Steel or Composite Toe)
1          Torch Goggles or Glasses (No Sunglasses)
1          Grinding Shield w/Head Gear
1          Chipping Hammer
1          Steel Wire Brush
1          Spark Lighter
1          Torch Tip Cleaner
1          12” Adjustable Wrench (Reference: #AC112 Crescent)
1          Welper Pliers (Mig Welding Pliers)
1          Flashlight
1          300 amp Electrode Holder (Stinger)
1          Flat Soap Stone

Cost

3 semesters- 1,290 clock hours
450 hours $1,235.00
450 hours $1,235.00
390 hours $1,235.00
Tools (estimate) $1400.00
Books (estimate) $650.00 (avg.)

 

Special Fees Charged in Addition to Maintenance and Tuition

  • Credit by Examination Fee - The regular course fee is charged for each special examination and must be paid prior to taking the examination. Non-refundable. (See Academic Regulations.)
  • Credit for Life Experience Fees - Assessment Fee for Experiential Learning $45.00.  Experiential Learning Credit $15.00 per credit hour in excess of 3.0 credit hours. $90.00 maximum.
  • GED Testing Fee - $65.00.
  • Placement Test Fees - ACT - $45.00. (Refer to Admissions Policy.)
  • Under extenuating circumstances, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, at his/her discretion, may grant an exception to these fees.

Special Fees Charged in Addition to Maintenance and Tuition

  • Credit by Examination Fee - The regular course fee is charged for each special examination and must be paid prior to taking the examination. Non-refundable. (See Academic Regulations.)
  • Credit for Life Experience Fees - Assessment Fee for Experiential Learning $45.00.  Experiential Learning Credit $15.00 per credit hour in excess of 3.0 credit hours. $90.00 maximum.
  • GED Testing Fee - $65.00.
  • Placement Test Fees - ACT - $45.00. (Refer to Admissions Policy.)
  • Under extenuating circumstances, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, at his/her discretion, may grant an exception to these fees.

Books

Contact Instructor before purchasing Books.

Textbooks for this program will cost approximately $650.00

  • Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills 5th Edition           ISBN: 978-0-134130989
  • Industrial Maintenance 2nd Edition                                            ISBN: 978-1-133131199
  • Industrial Maintenance 2nd Edition Workbook                        ISBN: 978-1-133131212
  • Ugly’s Book- CSTCC Bookstore                                        ISBN: 978-1-449690779

Curriculum

First Semester

  • Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills, Safety, Tools, Fasteners, Industrial Print Reading, Rigging & Mechanical, Installations, Mechanical Power Transmissions, Bearings, Coupled Shaft Alignment, Lubrication, Seals & Packing, Pumps & Compressors

Second Semester

  • Fluid Power, Piping Systems, Electrical Fundamentals, Test Equipment, Basic Resistive Electrical Circuits, Reactive Circuits, & Power Factor, Wiring Methods, Transformers, Electrical Machinery, Control & Controlled Devices

Third Semester

  • Motor Control Circuits, Basic Industrial Electronics, Programmable Logic Controllers, Lighting, Gas Welding, Arc Welding, Preventive Maintenance – Developing & Implementing, Mechanical PM, Electrical PM

Career Opportunities

Industrial Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Technician (Multi-Craft)
Maintenance Electrician
Maintenance Mechanic
Maintenance Specialist
Maintenance Lead or Maintenance Supervisor