Outcomes & Opportunities
Program OutcomesThe Clark Industrial Maintenance Technology program is designed to provide students with required skills to be successful in today's local, regional or national work environment. Upon completion, IMT students will be able to effectively employ maintenance techniques to complete plant, building and machinery maintenance projects. Students will be able to put into practice safe use of applicable tools. Students will apply AC and DC electricity concepts, read blueprints and schematics, assess piping, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
For these activities, IMT students need good eyesight and hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. Students should be able to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically fit. Knowledge of computers and sufficient math skills are increasingly important, as is the ability to work with others to complete assignments.
Job OpportunitiesMany industrial maintenance technicians are employed in industrial settings in plants, factories, mills and utilities. Job accountabilities can be electrical equipment maintenance technician, repair welder and maintenance foreman assistant. More general maintenance technicians hold jobs in hotels, manufacturing plans, hospitals and government agencies.
The average national hourly wage of an IMT is $18, and $37,000 to $38,000 annually. The amount, however, will vary based on region, years of experience and industry where experienced individuals may earn in excess of $60,000.