Industrial Maintenance Technician degree program

DCC's Workforce Services has developed an industrial maintenance training program that is focused to give results as quickly as possible.  The pilot program was originally created to help Goodyear meet urgent workforce needs that were driven by tight deadlines.  The resulting program has the flexibility to train individuals who have been promoted or hired as new maintenance employees, as well as existing craft personnel who may not be equipped with the numerous skills required to support today's high-technology equipment specifications.


The training effort includes the following elements:  (1) Coverage of technical aspects of the training topic,  (2) Coverage of safety aspects of the training topic,  (3) Hands-on performance of the training topic with appropriate assessments, and  (4) Performance acceptance, where trained students are given the chance to demonstrate new skills.

A major component to the program is the use of Allen Bradley trainers and simulators that have been designed to meet the rigorous requirements of the maintenance industry.  Classroom and lab work centers around learning activity packets that contain lesson objectives and laboratory skills activities.  The classes are conducted in a self-directed format.  Course instructors are selected from industry and bring years of experience to the program.


Degree:          AAS Degree in Technical Studies (Industrial Maintenance Technician)


Length:  This program is intended for the part-time student.  The length of time required to complete the program is variable.


Purpose: The program is designed to prepare the student to function as an industrial technician.  It provides the student with the general, mechanical, and electrical knowledge necessary to function and advance in the industrial maintenance field.


Objectives: The program will prepare the student to function effectively as an industrial technician or serve in a supervisory position in an industrial setting.


Admissions Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements of the college.  All students who are not proficient in communication and computation skills will be required to correct deficiencies through developmental courses. 


Program Description: The program includes four educational components: namely, general education, technical  foundations, content skills and knowledge, and work-based learning. The content skills and knowledge and work-based learning components are specific to the field of industrial maintenance.


Program Requirements: To receive the AAS degree, the student must complete a minimum of 69 credits with a grade point average of 2.0 or better.


General Education 18 CRS
Course Prefix
And Number
  Course Title Course
ENG 111   English Composition I 3
HUM 165   Controversial Issues 3
PSY 126   Psychology for Business and Industry 3
ECO 120   Survey of Economics 3
MTH 103   Applied Technical Mathematics 3
HLT/PED   Elective 2
STD 100   Orientation 1



Technical Education 18 CRS
Course Prefix
And Number
  Course Title Course
ITE 100   Introduction to Information Systems 3
ITE 101   Introduction to Microcomputers 1
ITE 116   Survey of Computer Software Applications 2
ENG 131   Technical Report Writing 3
BUS 209   Continuous Quality Improvement 3
IND 137   Team Concepts and Problem Solving 3
PHY 130   Survey of Applied Physics 3



Content Skills and Knowledge 18 CRS
Course Prefix
And Number
  Course Title Course
IND 103   Industrial Methods 2
MAC 156   Mechanics I 3
MAC 161   Basic Fluid Mechanics 3
ELE 113   Electricity I 3
ELE 114   Electricity II 3
ELE 123   Electrical Applications I 2
ELE 124   Electrical Applications II 2
ELE 156   Electrical Controls System 3
ELE 216   Industrial Electricity 3
ELE 233   Programmable Logic Control System 3



Work-Based Learning 18 CRS
Course Prefix
And Number
  Course Title Course
IND 190   Coordinated Internship 3
IND 290   Coordinated Internship 3


Total minimum number of credits for an Associate in Applied Science Degree in
Technical Studies (Industrial Maintenance Technician) ……...................................................…………………..69


Program Student Outcomes


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