Maintenance Mechanics



Length: Variable

Purpose: The Maintenance Mechanics program

provides training in the mechanical and electrical

fields. The program provides training for persons

seeking employment, preparing for promotion,

or desiring a broader knowledge of the industrial

maintenance field.

Occupational Opportunities: The following

occupational titles represent examples of possible

employment opportunities:

  • Maintenance Mechanic

  • Maintenance Assistant

Admission Requirements: See a college counselor

for the admissions requirements for this program.

If you meet the general admission requirements, a

counselor will discuss with you the strengths and

weaknesses of your academic background and

your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by

an appropriate placement test. You may correct

any deficiencies in academic preparation in the

College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Description: The curriculum is designed

to assist students in entering technical careers in

industrial maintenance. Academic and technical

instruction and laboratory experiences provide a

balance between theory and practice. The program

contains general education courses to assist you in

social and business communications and to prepare

you to meet the obligations of a citizen in the

American democratic society.

Program Requirements: To receive a Certificate

in Maintenance Mechanics you must complete a

minimum of 45 credits with a grade point average

of 2.00 or better. The credits are distributed

according to the following outline. The part-time

and/or evening student may take courses in

any desired sequence, except for hyphenated

courses or others requiring prerequisites.


First Semester      
DRF 160    Machine Blueprint Reading  3 0 3
ELE 113   Electricity I 3 0 3
ELE 123   Electrical Applications I 1 2 2
MAC 161   Machine Shop Practices I 2 3 3
MTH 103   Basic Technical Math I
or equivalent
3 0 3
SAF 126   Principles of Industrial Safety 3 0 3
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total     16 5 18


Second Semester      
AIR 121   Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 2 3
ELE 239   Programmable Controllers or approved substitute 2 2 3
ELE 114   Electricity II 3 0 3
ELE 124   Electrical Applications II 1 2 2
ENG 131   Technical Report Writing I 3 0 3
ITE 116   Survey of Computer
Software Applications
2 0 2
Total     13 6 16


Summer Term      
ELE 156   Electrical Control Systems 2 2 3
MEC 295   Basic Fluid Mech.-Hyd.
& Pneumatics
3 0 3
PSY 126   Psychology for
or Approved Substitute
3 0 3
WEL 120   Fundamentals of Welding 1 3 2
Total     9 5 11

Total Minimum Credits for the Certificate in
Maintenance Mechanics..................................................45

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