INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY

Modern industry depends upon individuals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to keep production running smoothly and efficiently.  Individuals who possess the technical skills necessary to maintain industrial equipment are in high demand and are well compensated.  The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Industrial Maintenance Technology (INT) provides students with both theoretical and practical learning experiences which, in turn, provide INT Program graduates with the technical skills necessary for employment in a variety of industrial settings.  More specifically, the purposes of the INT Program follow are to enable students to obtain immediate entry to industrial and manufacturing settings locally, statewide, and regionally; to provide the local industrial manufacturing community with highly skilled industrial maintenance technicians that are able to setup, install, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial equipment and systems; and to supplement the supply of skilled workers in the College’s service area by offering short-term training opportunities which are components of, or are related to, industrial maintenance technology.

Awards Offered:  Associate in Applied Science Certificate

Career Outlook: Employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by occupation.

Employment of industrial machinery mechanics is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The increased adoption of sophisticated manufacturing machinery will require more mechanics to keep machines in good working order.

Employment of machinery maintenance workers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Increased automation, including the use of many computer-controlled machines in factories and manufacturing plants, should raise the demand for machinery maintenance workers in order to keep the machines operating well.

Employment of millwrights is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The increased use of machinery in manufacturing will require millwrights to install and disassemble this equipment, as well as perform some repair work on it.

View Gainful Employment Industrial Maintenance Associate in Applied Science
INT Gainful Employment Associate Degree
INT Gainful Employment Certificate

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Program Requirements (4 Semesters)

Area I:   Written Composition  3 SH

Area II:  Humanities and Fine Arts  6SH

Area III: Natural Sciences and Math  3SH

Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences  3SH

Area V: Additional General Education Courses, Major Courses and Electives  54SH

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Drafting & Design

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Program Requirements (4 Semesters)

Area I:   Written Composition  3 SH

Area II:  Humanities and Fine Arts  0 SH

Area III: Natural Sciences and Math  3SH

Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences  0SH

Area V: Additional General Education Courses, Major Courses and Electives  44SH

Finish on Time Sample Plan Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree Curriculum Display by Semester

  Fall Sem. Hrs.
INT 10 4 Principles of Technology 3
INT 112 Industrial Maintenance Safety Procedures 3
INT 117 Principles of Industrial Mechanics 3
INT 119 Principles of Mechanical Measurement & Tech. Drawing 3
ORI101 Orientation to College 2
WKO101 Workplace Skills Development I 1      

                                                                             Semester Total   =  15 SH

  Spring Sem. Hrs.
INT 118 Fundamentals Of Industrial Hydraulics & Pneumatics 3
INT 121 Industrial Hydraulics Troubleshooting 3
INT 126 Preventive Maintenance 3
INT 127 Principles of Industrial Pumps & Piping Systems 3
CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3

                                                                          Semester Total   =  18 SH

  Summer Sem. Hrs.
INT 101 DC Fundamentals 3
INT 103 AC Fundamentals 3

                                                                           Semester Total   =   6 SH

  Fall Sem. Hrs.
INT 113 Industrial Motor Control I 3
INT 213 Industrial Motor Control II 3
INT 284 Applied Principles of Programmable Controls 3
INT 288 Advanced Principles of Programmable Controls 3
SPH107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 200 General Psychology 3

                                                                          Semester Total   =  18 SH

  Spring Sem. Hrs.
INT 134 Principles of IM Welding & Metal Cutting Techniques 3
INT 222 Special Topics 3
MTH 116 Mathematical Applications 3
PHL 206 Ethics and Society 3

                                                                          Semester Total   =  12 SH
Degree Program Total  =  69 SH

For Additional Information Contact: Dale Moore, Lead Drafting Instructor @ 334-876-9409 Or email at: dale.moore@wccs.edu