Maintenance Mechanics

Award: Certificate

Program Length: A full-time student may complete this program in three semesters, which could include one summer. Because of class availability this program may require more time.

Purpose: The purpose of the Maintenance Mechanics Certificate program is to prepare individuals for employment in entry level positions available in industry and provide advancement opportunity to mechanics currently working in industry.

Occupational Opportunities: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities:

  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

  • Industrial 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 hands-on laboratory experiences provide a balance between theory and practice. The program contains general education courses to assist you in social and business communications.

Program Requirements: To receive a Maintenance Mechanics Certificate you must complete a minimum of 36 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.

Upon completion of the Maintenance Mechanics Program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in reading and basic drawings and symbols.

  2. The student will be able to stick weld, and demonstrate the ability to choose and use basic welding tools materials.

  3. Demonstrate proficiency in wiring basic electrical circuits and understand basic wiring symbols.

  4. Demonstrate proficiency in troubleshooting basic control circuits.

  5. Demonstrate proficiency choosing and using basic tools and equipment.

  6. Demonstrate proficiency in troubleshooting and repairing basic mechanical and electrical equipment


First Semester







ETR 115

DC/AC Circuits

3 0 3

ITE 116

Survey of Computer Software

2 0 2

MTH 103

Basic Technical Math

3 0 3

MEC 154

Mechanical Maintenance

2 1 3

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1 0 1


  11 1 12

Second Semester


ELE 147

Electrical Power & Controls Systems

2 2 3

IND 103

Industrial Methods

2 0 2

ITE 131

Survey of Internet Services

1 0 1

MEC 162

Applications in Hydraulics & Pneumatics

1 3 3

SAF 130


1 0 1

WEL 120

Fundamentals of Welding

1 3 2


  8 8 12

Third Semester


ELE 233

Programmable Logic Controller Systems I

2 3 3

IND 243


2 2 3

ENG 131

Technical Report Writing I

3 0 3

PSY 126

Psychology for Business/Industry

3 0 3


  10 5 12

Total Minimum Credits for the Certificate in Maintenance Mechanics


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