The industrial maintenance technician not only troubleshoots and repairs advanced industrial equipment, but is also responsible for the layout and installation. This individual should be versed in electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, pipefitting, welding, and machine repair and installation, as well as motor control systems and PLC control systems.

Career Outlook

Many manufacturing companies across the country no longer employ segregated trades (electrician, millwright, machinist, etc.). Instead, they are moving to a multi-craft classification that will perform electrical, mechanics, machining, welding, etc. Therefore, positions for general maintenance and industrial maintenance are currently in great demand.

Program Sequence

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Gainful Employment

Gainful employment information for NSCC’s certificate programs can be found online, including the estimated cost of the program, average student loan debt and types of jobs available.