2015-2016 Catalog 
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2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Electrical Maintenance Technical Certificate

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Technical Certificate
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-353-3475, E-mail: industrial.maintenance@nscc.edu, Program Site

This comprehensive certificate program offers excellent preparation for a career in the maintenance of large electrical and manufacturing systems. It includes an appropriate amount of necessary theory explaining “why” while placing a strong emphasis on the actual equipment and operation of large and critical electrical power systems. The program covers electrical, as well as associated electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment and applications.

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Operate and maintain equipment and systems supporting modern manufacturing;
  • Effectively troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and facility systems;
  • Effectively work in teams to solve complex electrical system problems; and
  • Operate programmable logic controller (PLC) systems.

Career Opportunities

  • Plant maintenance technician
  • Power plant operator/maintenance technician
  • Plant electrician
  • On-call service technician


This certificate is designed so that a student can apply all of the required courses toward a Nashville State A.A.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. A student who plans to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult his/her advisor about articulation options.

Total Certificate Requirements: 32 Credits

Recommended Schedule


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).


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