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Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Technical Certificate

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Contact Information: Program office 931-296-1739, ext. 318

The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic technical certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in manufacturing and process control, pending TBR approval. The program is designed to prepare entry-level workers in industries that include, but are not limited to, chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, power generation, pulp and paper, refining, and waste water control.

Graduates of the program concentration should be able to:

  • Install and repair both high- and low-pressure pipe systems used in manufacturing, in the generation of electricity, and in the heating and cooling of buildings.
  • Install, align, and troubleshoot machinery in factories, power plants (particularly the precision machinery required in nuclear power plants), and other industrial sites. Install conveyor systems, connect machinery to power supplies and piping, direct hoisting and setting of machines, and adjust the moving and stationary parts of machines to certain specifications.
  • Perform key installation and maintenance functions across several industries including piping, tubing, fasteners, and metallurgy, electrical systems, craft-specific drawings, and hand and power tools specific to the trade.


The technical certificate is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits. All credits in the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic technical certificate are applicable to the Maintenance Technician Concentration of the Industrial Process Control Technology A.A.S. degree.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate from the program may obtain positions as entry-level industrial maintenance mechanics.  

Total Credit Hours: 24 Credits

Recommended Part-Time Schedule

First Year

Second Year

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