What is Industrial Maintenance Technology?
The skills of an industrial maintenance technician continue to change tremendously as new technologies are developed. More and more companies are looking for maintenance technicians that have an understanding of all the technical fields needed to diagnose and to correct those technical problems experienced in industry. The Industrial Maintenance Technology program teaches those vital skills that industry has told us they are looking for in maintenance personnel. This is accomplished by teaching why things work the way they do and demonstrated with hands-on application in a simulated industrial setting. The program is intentionally designed so students can personalize their education with technical electives that interest them. Let us work with you in achieving a rewarding career in Industrial Maintenance.
What are my career options?
Industrial maintenance workers are employed in the manufacturing sector in industries such as food processing and chemical, fabricated metal product, machinery, and motor vehicle and parts manufacturing. Employment also can be sought in the heavy equipment maintenance industry and building equipment such as pumps, exhaust systems, industrial appliances, and lighting changes.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Associate Degree in Applied Science
- Chemical Operator
- Industrial Maintenance Electrical Mechanic
- Industrial Maintenance Machinists Mechanic
- Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level I
- Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level II
- Robotics Technician
Length of Program
Students seeking an Associate in Applied Science degree can complete the program in four or five semesters by completing a total of64-68 credit hours. Those seeking a diploma can complete their plan of study in four semesters by completing a total of49-53 credit hours of technical and general education courses. Certificates embedded within the diploma may be awarded as credential requirements are met. Day classes and some evening classes are offered during two 16-week semesters (August-December and January-May) each academic year.
There are no special admission requirements for this program. Please consult WKCTC's general admission requirements.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.
Field Licensure Requirements
There are no specific requirements to work in this field beyond completion of the program.