Overview

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 these important positions, which are in high demand. The program takes just 11 months.

After completing this 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 training will teach students how to use new skills in print reading, non-destructive testing to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair equipment problems.

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!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
2.00 20

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. Blueprint Reading is a prerequisite for this course.

Classroom

ID: CEIMT-692

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$349.00
4.40 44

Applied Math

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.

Classroom

ID: CEIMT-687

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$769.00
2.00 20

Precision Measuring

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. Hand & Power Tools is a prerequisite for this course.

Classroom

ID: CEIMT-690

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$349.00
7.20 72

Blueprint Reading

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.

Classroom

ID: CEIMT-691

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,239.00
1.20 12

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. Prerequisite: Applied Math.

Classroom

ID: CEIMT-688

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$209.00
4.40 44

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.

Classroom

ID: CEIMT-689

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$769.00
8.00 80

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. Safety & Rigging Fundamentals is a prerequisite for this course.

Classroom

ID: CEIMT-693

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,389.00
5.60 56

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.

Online

ID: CEIMT-694

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$969.00
2.00 20

Gearboxes

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 & Lubrication is a prerequisite for this course.

Classroom

ID: CEIMT-695

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$349.00
4.00 40

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: Shaft Alignment.

Online

ID: CEIMT-698

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$699.00
4.00 40

Pumps

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. Gearboxes is a prerequisite for this course.

Online

ID: CEIMT-696

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$699.00
7.60 76

Shaft Alignment

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.

Online

ID: CEIMT-697

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,309.00
7.20 72

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Describes pumps & valves used in hydraulic & pneumatic systems & their functions. Explains hydraulic/pneumatic system safety & basic principles of hydraulics, including Pascal's law and Bernaulli's principle. Covers how to inspect, troubleshoot, and repair fluid power systems. Hands-on training is included. Prerequisite: Valves & Piping.

Classroom

ID: CEIMT-699

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,239.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$10,337.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Mechanical Maintenance Technicians diagnose and repair equipment, perform preventative maintenance on equipment to avoid unscheduled outages, and perform equipment alignment and vibration analysis.

Projected Job Growth

+9.2%

Average Annual Salary

$40,186

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Mechanical Contracting Firms
  • Industrial Equipment Production Companies

Careers

Manufacturing Production Technician

Manufacturing Production Technicians set up and verify the functionality of equipment, calibrate and adjust equipment to ensure quality production and monitor and adjust production equipment for quality and efficiency.

Projected Job Growth

+9.2%

Average Annual Salary

$40,186

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Mechanical Contracting Firms
  • Industrial Equipment Production Companies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Further Your Education

Earn an Associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides students with the opportunity to enter the engineering technology field as a Mechanical Technician or Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) technician. 

Earn an Associate’s degree in Mechatronics Technology where you’ll learn how to design systems for the automation of industrial tasks. Mechatronics technicians apply their knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and computer systems to solve technical problems and maintain automated equipment.