Completing the Industrial Mechanical Maintenance Technician Training Certificate provides students with the entry-level skills needed to earn $20 an hour as a mechanical maintenance technician. Manufacturing companies and mechanical contractors are looking to fill important, high-demand positions in industrial maintenance. The program takes just 11 months.
After completing this training program, students will have the capability to understand the operation of systems within the machinery and equipment in an industrial environment and to keep the equipment and process running smoothly. This maintenance training program teaches students how to use new skills in print reading and non-destructive testing to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair equipment problems.
Special Note: Successful completion of some classes in this training program, along with meeting college entrance and program requirements, may provide you with exemption credit and/or advanced placement into the Mechatronics Associate Degree or Mechatronics Academic certificate program at Midlands Technical College. For further information, contact 803.732.0432.
How to Enroll
To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!
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Sample Program Plan and Costs
Class Delivery Methods
|On-Campus||Traditional. Classes meet on campus.|
|Virtual||100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.|
|Hybrid||Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.|
|Online||100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.|
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Safety and Rigging Fundamentals
Learn how to work and rig loads safely. This course includes personal protective equipment, how to perform basic maintenance tasks safely and what to do if an accident occurs. It covers the slings, hardware, hoists, and hitches used in rigging operations. Highlights critical safety issues and accepted rigging techniques and practices.
This course illustrates how math is used in industrial maintenance. Begin with basic math functions, explains decimal-fraction, conversions, and the metric system. Review basic geometry, ratios and proportions, basic algebra, area, volume, circumference, and tables. Explains right triangle trigonometry and other triangular applications in the trade. Safety and Rigging Fundamentals is a prerequisite for this course.
This course covers the concept of measurement starting with rulers and levels. The class includes precision measuring tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, surface plates, and dial indicators. It explains how to read the various precision measuring instruments. Learn how to select, use, and care for precision measuring tools. Applied Math is a prerequisite for this course.
The course explains different types of blueprint drawings (mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics, structural, plumbing/piping, electrical), and how to interpret them and teaches field sketching. It explains orthographic projection, isometric and schematic drawings used to show mechanical parts, assemblies, piping, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems. Precision Measuring is a prerequisite for this course.
Fasteners and Anchors
This class describes the various threaded and non-threaded fasteners used in industrial maintenance. Students will learn how to select the correct fastener and the proper methods of installation. The prerequisite for this course is Blueprint Reading.
Hand and Power Tools
This class introduces students to various hand and power tools that are used in industrial maintenance applications. It explains basic hand-tool safety and procedures for selecting, inspecting, using, and maintaining the tools. Fasteners and Anchors is a prerequisite for this course.
Basic Introduction to Torch Cutting
In this 20 hour course, students will be introduced to the proper start up and shutdown procesures for an oxygen and acetylene torch cutting rig, learn safety practices, layout and propper cutting techniques.
Basic Mechanical Components
This course identifies couplings, chain drives, bearings, mechanical and other seals, gaskets and O-rings. It covers the function and advantages of each and teaches how to select and install or remove the proper component. Fan and blower types and operation are also discussed. Hand and Power Tools is a prerequisite for this course.
Bearings and Lubrication
Explains lubrication safety, storage, classifications, selecting lubricants, additives, lubrication equipment and lubricating charts. Introduces plain, ball, roller, thrust, guide, flanged, pillow-block, and take-up bearings. It also explains bearing materials and bearing designations. Basic Mechanical Components is a prerequisite for this course.
This course identifies and explains gearboxes and their uses. Explains how they operate and various types of gears. Troubleshooting and repair of gearboxes will be demonstrated. It shows wear patterns and proper backlash and adjustment. Bearings and Lubrication is a prerequisite for this course.
Valves and Piping
This course covers the selection, preparation, joining, and support of copper, plastic, and steel piping and fittings. The course provides instructions for cutting, threading, and joining ferrous piping. Introduces chemical, compressed air, fuel oil, steam and water systems, and explains how to identify piping systems according to color codes. Prerequisite: Gearboxes.
This course explains pumps and their operation. It covers reciprocating pumps and various kinds of rotary pumps. A lesson on special-purpose pumps describes diaphragm pumps and pumps used for corrosive and abrasive materials. Also covered is the maintenance of pumps, including the replacement of packing glands, seals, and bearings. Piping is a prerequisite for this course.
This course covers types of misalignment and aligning couplings using conventional and laser alignment techniques. How to measure shaft sag, perform vertical alignment, and align machinery trains is discussed. Causes of vibration, vibration monitoring, vibration test equipment, and how to field balance machines are included. Prerequisite: Pumps.
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Describes pumps and valves used in hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their functions. Explains hydraulic/pneumatic system safety and basic principles of hydraulics, including Pascal's law and Bernoulli's principle. Covers how to inspect, troubleshoot, and repair fluid power systems. Hands-on training is included. Shaft Alignment is a prerequisite for this course.
Not including fees and equipment