Industrial Maintenance Technology


NEW this Summer & Fall! 

Mechatronics, Welding and Machining Labs


Clark College will begin offering a brand new degree and certification instruction program in Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) with classes to start this summer and fall. In the Industrial Maintenance Technician program, students gain hands-on, practical experience in welding, hydraulics, electricity, mechanical fundamentals and machine alignment. Students build skills in electronics, computerized equipment maintenance and preventative/predictive maintenance.

Graduates of the industrial maintenance technician program leave with the ability 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.

The maintenance technician must be a multi-talented individual with a specific skill set that can keep equipment and machinery operating at peak performance to eliminate costly down-time.

Employment opportunities are as follows: industrial maintenance technician, (multi-craft) maintenance mechanic, maintenance technician, maintenance specialists, maintenance electrician, or maintenance lead/supervisor/assistant.

The program will focus on the instruction of mechanical skills along with electrical training for machinery repair. Higher level math and technical competency will be required for admittance into the program and for successful completion of degree and certificate program requirements.

Instruction involving team participation skills will also be part of the program to make students more familiar with these kinds of technical processes increasingly utilized in today's work environment.

About Clark's Industrial Maintenance Technology Program

Students in Clark's Industrial Maintenance Technician program learn theory and experience hands-on opportunities in welding, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical maintenance, electricity and programmable logical control (PLC's), all of which are necessary for a successful career in the maintenance field.

Both day and evening classes are offered at Clark's main campus and the Columbia Tech Center (CTC) in spacious modern facilities. Classes are taught by instructors specialized in machining, welding and mechatronics to meet certification requirements and the needs of working and full-times students. Study and career advising assistance is also available from Clark College.

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Degree Options

Industrial Maintenance Technology
The Industrial Maintenance Technology program is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully respond to a broad range of work requirements and duties within industrial, manufacturing and processing environments. Students will learn industrial safety, blue print reading, and have the options to learn multiple weld processes, basic machining, electrical fundamentals, basic hydraulics and pneumatics. Students who choose to complete the AAT degree option will have the opportunity to customize their program to a specific area of focus in Machining, Mechatronics or Welding.

Labor statistic show that the industries demand for skilled Industrial Maintenance Technicians over the next decade is expected to grow. Both the certificate and degree programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology were developed as a response to local industry demand and with the input of local employers.
Industrial Maintenance Technician (CA)
The certificate program is designed to provide students with marketable entry level skills in machining, mechatronics and welding which can lead to employment as an installation, maintenance and repair worker helper or production worker within the manufacturing industry.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
HLTH 120
ADULT CPR AND FIRST AID
1 cr.
MACH 111
BASIC GENERAL MACHINING PROCESSES
5 cr.
MTX 100
INDUSTRIAL SAFETY
1 cr.
MTX 101
DC FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
MTX 102
AC FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
MTX 105
BASIC HYDRAULICS
2 cr.
MTX 107
BASIC PNEUMATICS
2 cr.
MTX 123
PICK AND PLACE ROBOT
3 cr.
or MTX 125
SERVO ROBOT
3 cr.
WELD 102
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 140
GAS METAL ARC WELDING
6 cr.
or WELD 144
SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 235
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY
2 cr.
WELD 236
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY LAB
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 41
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate compliance of all shop safety regulations.
  • Interpret blueprints associated with project or machinery.
  • Perform entry-level skills for setup and operation of manual machines.
  • Operate, measure, and modify software-driven industrial control systems.
  • Operate manual, semi-automatic, and automatic welding equipment to fuse metal joints.
Industrial Maintenance Technologies (AAT)
The degree program will build on the knowledge, skills and abilities developed in the certificate program and will provide student with higher level skills in Machining, Mechatronics and Welding. Students completing this program will be prepared for employment as a maintenance technician within industrial, manufacturing and processing environments.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
PTWR 135
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (recommended)
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
HLTH 120
ADULT CPR AND FIRST AID
1 cr.
MACH 111
BASIC GENERAL MACHINING PROCESSES
5 cr.
MTX 100
INDUSTRIAL SAFETY
1 cr.
MTX 101
DC FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
MTX 102
AC FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
MTX 105
BASIC HYDRAULICS
2 cr.
MTX 107
BASIC PNEUMATICS
2 cr.
MTX 123
PICK AND PLACE ROBOT
3 cr.
or MTX 125
SERVO ROBOT
3 cr.
MTX 285
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN MANUFACTURING
2 cr.
WELD 102
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 140
GAS METAL ARC WELDING
6 cr.
or WELD 144
SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 240
GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
6 cr.
WELD 235
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY
2 cr.
WELD 236
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY LAB
2 cr.
Program Specialty Area Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in specialty areas. Choose from the following list:
MACH 112
BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES I
5 cr.
MACH 113
BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES I
5 cr.
MTX 110
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 1
4 cr.
MTX 130
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 1
4 cr.
MTX 165
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 2
4 cr.
MTX 207
THERMAL PROCESS CONTROL
5 cr.
MTX 225
SPEED CONTROL SYSTEMS
2 cr.
MTX 230
LASER ALIGNMENT
2 cr.
MTX 250
ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
4 cr.
WELD 110
WELDING BLUEPRINT READING
5 cr.
WELD 241
GAS TUNGSTEN ARC FABRICATION
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 94
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate compliance of all shop safety regulations.
  • Interpret blueprints associated with project or machinery.
  • Perform inspection of machined parts, welds and/or equipment.
  • Perform entry-level skills for setup and operation of manual machines.
  • Operate, measure, and modify software-driven industrial control systems.
  • Communicate with colleagues, supervisors, clients, using written and verbal technical and/or nontechnical language.
  • Actively participate as an effective team member, completing prescribed project tasks and meeting project goals.
  • Perform manual and semi-automatic oxyfuel cutting and plasma cutting operations required by skilled welders.
  • Operate manual, semi-automatic, and automatic welding equipment to fuse metal joints.
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.

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