Industrial operations depend heavily on well-trained staff to keep machinery and equipment in operating condition to support production. Employees involved in maintenance, repairs, and improvement of industrial machinery must have strong knowledge in safety, electricity, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), pumps, valves, welding, pneumatics, hydraulics, and automation.
Certificate programs in industrial maintenance are available. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue the Industrial Technology Associate in Applied Science degree in which they can select industrial maintenance as their area of concentration. The degree results in a well-prepared graduate with hands-on education in the major areas of manufacturing: machinery maintenance and automation, welding, CNC machining, and computer-aided drafting.
Not sure which route is best for your career goals? Meet with an advisor in the AgEST department.