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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Certificate

45

2 Years

 

Industrial maintenance mechanics work in every industry that uses machinery. Examples include cement manufacturing plants, petroleum refineries, clothing manufacturers, transportation manufacturers, and food processing to name a few.  Industrial maintenance mechanics install and maintain equipment with the goal of ensuring that all machines function properly. They perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot problems, and repair machines. Students must have technical/mechanical aptitude, the ability to handle and operate hand-held power tools, mobility, and the ability to stand and sit at a workstation for several hours.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that employment of industrial maintenance mechanics will grow 5 percent through 2028. The need to keep increasingly sophisticated machinery functioning and efficient will continue to create demand for these workers. The average entry wage is $32,446 according to the Kansas Department of Labor’s 2026 employment projections.


This program is designed to prepare students to obtain the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic. In addition, the program prepares students to take the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals Certifying Organization’s exam to become a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT).

 

   

 

 

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Recommended Sequence of Courses

(Fall) Semester I

 

Credit Hours

CMCT 105

OSHA 10 Safety Orientation

1

CMCT 106

Introduction to Craft Skills

3

IMT 102

Mechanical Systems

3

IMT 104

Industrial Maintenance Technology I

3

 

Total

10

(Spring) Semester II

   

IMT 112

Industrial Programmable Logic Controls

3

IMT 114

Industrial Maintenance Technology II

3

HVAC 103

Electrical Fundamentals

4

 

Total

10

(Fall) Semester III

 

 

IMT 202

Mechanical Systems Reliability

3

IMT 204

Industrial Maintenance Technology III

3

IMT 206

Electrical Control Systems I

2

ETEC 136

Industrial Internship

2

 

Total

10

(Spring) Semester IV

 

 

IMT 210

Industrial Process Control

3

IMT 212

Industrial Fluid Power

4

IMT 214

Industrial Maintenance Technology IV

3

IMT 216

Electric Control Systems II

2

ETEC 136

Industrial Internship

3

 

Total

15

Level I Certificate Credits  

45

 

 

Program Outcomes

1.    Demonstrate an understanding of safety, responsibility, and OSHA standards.
2.    Assemble, install, and ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines.
3.    Utilize diagrams, blueprints, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications to ensure proper mechanical operations. 
4.    Demonstrate an understanding of electrical control, motor drives, and programmable logic controllers.
5.    Demonstrate an understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic installation and troubleshooting.  
6.    Demonstrate laser shaft alignment.
7.    Demonstrate variable frequency drives installation and repair.  
8.    Demonstrate effective troubleshooting skills.
9.    Remove defective parts by dismantling devices using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools.
10.    Determine changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspection using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
11.    Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges.
12.    Demonstrate employability skills necessary for a career as an industrial maintenance mechanic.