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Industrial Maintenance Technology

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Industrial Maintenance Technology prepares students to modify, repair, and troubleshoot machinery for a range of manufacturing environments. 

The program is a hybrid for students interested in more than one area of manufacturing. Students learn theory and get hands-on experience in welding, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical maintenance, electricity, and programmable logic control (PLC), all of which are valuable skills for a successful career in the maintenance field. 

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Hands-on Problem Solving

Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty while figuring out how to fix and repair an issue? Maintenance technicians are multi-talented individuals with a specific skill set that keeps equipment and machinery operating at peak performance to eliminate costly downtime. 

Students in the Industrial Maintenance Technology program enjoy a diverse curriculum and gain practical experience in our campus labs. Graduates of the program leave with abilities to install, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial mechanical drives, fluid power systems, industrial electrical control systems, process logical control systems, and fabricate and repair industrial equipment. After successful completion of this program, students, will have a proficiency in: 

  • Electrical Systems 
  • Mechanical knowledge
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Welding

Career Opportunities 

Employment opportunities for Industrial Maintenance Technicians exist in a variety of industries: maintenance mechanic, maintenance technician, maintenance specialists, maintenance electrician, maintenance lead/supervisor/assistant or industrial maintenance technician (multi-craft).

According to The U.S. Department of Labor employment projections forecast industrial maintenance jobs growing at a rate of 5%, with a median wage in the Portland-Vancouver metro area estimated at $19.49 per hour.