Industrial Maintenance Technician

Two students wearing safety goggles look into a machine as a jumble of cords and wires are shown in the foreground.

Industrial Maintenance Technician

Subject Area: STEM, Advanced Manufacturing and Construction

Award: Diploma, Associate of Applied Science

Minimum Credits: Diploma: 45; AAS: 78

Location: Peosta

Entry: Fall

Contact email: wilfera@nicc.edu

Description

The Industrial Maintenance Technician program is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully respond to a broad range of work requirements and duties within industrial, manufacturing, processing and building maintenance environments. This program provides students the high demand skill sets necessary to install, repair and perform diagnostics functions and preventive maintenance as well as modify machinery and automated systems which are electronically or computer actuated.

Students receive training in a comprehensive program of study to include electrical code, print reading (electrical schematics), fluid power (hydraulics/pneumatics), industrial electrical/electronics, instrumentation, programmable logic controllers, mechanical functions, welding, basic machining and plant safety/security practices. In addition, students take coursework to develop/enhance crucial skills in customer/personal services, mathematics, critical thinking skills and computer operations. Upon graduation, students will be able to install, maintain, monitor, repair and troubleshoot a wide variety of equipment within industrial, manufacturing, processing and public/private service facilities.

The skills for installation, preventive maintenance, diagnostics and equipment repair remain in high demand. As such, employment opportunities as an Industrial Maintenance Technician are excellent. Program graduates will find their skills in demand in hospitals, schools, manufacturing, industrial/processing as well as on general building maintenance sites.

Whether a part of a large corporation or a small business entity, graduates are assured of a challenging but rewarding career with promising promotional potential.

Admissions Requirements
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACCUPLACER® admission testing. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.
  3. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.

In addition to the College admission requirements outlined, an applicant to this program must be a high school graduate or equivalent and meet the minimum entrance requirement on a basic skills assessment for placement in MAT:063 Elementary Algebra or higher.

Candidates failing to meet the entrance math assessment placement score must successfully complete MAT:053 prior to program admission. Candidates who fail to meet the program requirements will be referred to the program faculty for further assessment prior to a final admission decision being rendered.

Academic Requirements

Diploma

View the printable Ed Plan (Diploma). 

Term 1
CourseTitleCredits
BCA:112 Intro to Data Processing OR 3.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps 3.0
ELE:107 Electrical Blueprint Reading 3.0
ELE:142 Electrical Materials Identification 1.0
HCR:403 Basic Electricity 4.0
MAT:773 Applied Math II 3.0
MFG:187 Plant Safety 1.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0

 

Term 2
CourseTitleCredits
COM:723 Workplace Communications 3.0
ELT:168 Instrumentation 3.0
IND:138 Electrical Installation and Repair 5.0
IND:139 National Electrical Code and Wiring 3.0
  Psychology Elective (transfer-level) 3.0

 

Term 3
CourseTitleCredits
ELE:172 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics 3.0
ENV:115 Environmental Science 3.0
IND:192 Industrial Pumps 1.0
IND:195 Mechanical Drives

3.0

Note: Prior to the completion of Term 1, students are required to provide their program faculty with a copy of their First Aid/CPR certificate.

 

Associate of Applied Science

View the printable Ed Plan (AAS).

Term 1
CourseTitleCredits
BCA:112 Intro to Data Processing OR 3.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps 3.0
ELE:107 Electrical Blueprint Reading 3.0
ELE:142 Electrical Materials Identification 1.0
HCR:403 Basic Electricity 4.0
MAT:773 Applied Math II 3.0
MFG:187 Plant Safety 1.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0

 

Term 2
CourseTitleCredits
COM:723 Workplace Communications 3.0
ELT:168 Instrumentation 3.0
IND:138 Electrical Installation and Repair 5.0
IND:139 National Electrical Code and Wiring 3.0
  Psychology Elective (transfer-level) 3.0

 

Term 3
CourseTitleCredits
ELE:172 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics 3.0
ENV:115 Environmental Science 3.0
IND:192 Industrial Pumps 1.0
IND:195 Mechanical Drives 3.0

 

Term 4
CourseTitleCredits
EGT:158 Fluid Power II/Pneumatics 2.0
ELE:203 Motor Control Circuits 4.0
ELT:171 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 3.0
HCR:117 Intro to Forced Air Heat 2.0
IND:154 Solid State Components 3.0
MFG:188 Predictive Maintenance 2.0
MFG:241 Machine Operations I 3.0

 

Term 5
CourseTitleCredits
ENG:105 Composition I OR 3.0
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3.0
HCR:124 Hydronic Heat 1.0
HCR:141 Principles of Heat Pumps 3.0
HCR:202 Intro to Cooling 3.0
IND:198 Mechatronics 3.0
WEL:119 Maintenance Welding 1.0

Note: Prior to the completion of Term 1, students are required to provide their program faculty with a copy of their First Aid/CPR certificate.

Employment Information

With an average annual income of $31,449 - $55,140 and a projected growth of 46.3%, the career outlook for Industrial Maintenance Technician graduates is outstanding.

Source: Institutional Effectiveness

View Gainful Employment information for this program.

 

Contacts

Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240
gravesl@nicc.edu

Michael Wilfer
Industrial Maintenance Instructor
563.556.5110, ext. 277
wilfera@nicc.edu