Program at a Glance

Program Type
1-year Certificate
Area of Study
Advanced Manufacturing & Skilled Trades
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Work with Machines as an Industrial Maintenance Technician

Prepare for an exciting career repairing electrical machines and systems. Learn the job skills needed for entry-level industrial maintenance technician positions and land a job in this industry.

Why Choose Germanna

This career studies certificate program teaches you the basic maintenance techniques and processes needed to enter the workforce. Consisting of lectures and lab-based work, this program provides you with hands-on learning experience to put your knowledge to the test. After earning this certificate in a year, you'll be ready to get to your career fast.

Career Options in Industrial Maintenance Technology

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Industrial Maintenance Technician: Perform basic maintenance and repairs on machines. Check the performance of machinery, perform basic diagnostics, and test damaged machine parts to determine whether major repairs are necessary.

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Knowledge of system maintenance
  • Familiarity with safety standards
  • Information analysis skills 
  • I.T. proficiency 
Course Highlights
ITE 152: Intro. to Digital and Info. Literacy & Computer Applic.
MEC 154: Mechanical Maintenance I
SAF 127: Industrial Safety
WEL 123: Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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