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.
The Associate in Applied Science major in Industrial Maintenance Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for jobs in maintenance, repair, and improvement of industrial equipment. The program also focuses on safety, interpretation of blueprints, mathematics, and effective communication.
There are no
special admission requirements for programs in Industrial Maintenance
There are no special admission requirements for programs in Industrial
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
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
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The Basic Electricity Certificate program is designed to provide graduates with basic skills and understanding of electricity including AC/DC circuits and complying with National Electrical Code.
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The Basic Welding Certificate program is designed to provide basic skills in gas and arc welding in a variety of applications.
The Basic Welding Certificate program is designed to provide basic skills in gas and arc welding in a variety of
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The MIG, TIG, and Pipe Welding Certificate program focuses on more advanced welding applications for those who have basic welding skills.
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The Industrial Electricity/Electronics Diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs maintaining and repairing electrical and electronic equipment in an industrial setting.
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The Industrial Maintenance Technology Diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in mechanical maintenance and repair of industrial equipment.
The Welding Diploma program 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 extensive hands-on experience for a variety of applications.
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The Motors and Controls Certificate program is designed to prepare graduates to work with control circuits, DC/AC machines, and DC/AC drives.
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The Programmable Controllers Certificate program is designed to provide specialized training in designing and maintaining programmable logic controllers used in industrial applications.