Industrial Maintenance Mechatronics Technician

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Industrial maintenance duties include installation, troubleshooting, and repair of industrial equipment and machinery. An individual seeking employment in the industrial maintenance field must obtain a specific skill set in order to maintain equipment and machinery at peak operating performance. These acquired skills eliminate costly downtime by means of timely repair and preventative or predictive maintenance.

Employment Stats

  • Program Length 1 year (Diploma)
  • Job Placement 100%
  • Average Earnings $44,755 / yr
  • Cost $5,330

About Program

Students in the Industrial Maintenance Mechatronics program acquire electrical and mechanical knowledge through theory and hands-on training. Students are instructed in safety, industrial electricity, PLC’s, automation, robotics, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical systems, and welding.

Job Expectations

Industrial Maintenance employees specialize in areas, such as the repair, installation, modification, or construction of industrial production and processing machinery. Technicians may also install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to plans.

Expected Earnings

National employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation: Occupational Employment and Wages Link

 

Employment 

Employment
RSE 

Mean hourly
wage

Mean annual
wage

Wage RSE

13,050

4.4 %

$28.60

$59,490

1.0 %

 

National percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile

10%

25%

50%
(Median)

75%

90%

Hourly Wage

$17.57

$21.63

$27.28

$34.44

$42.29

Annual Wage

$36,550

$44,980

$56,740

$71,640

$87,970

Course Schedule

The Industrial Maintenance program is an open-enrollment program allowing students to enroll in the fall, spring, or summer term. Students eligible to enroll will be allowed to register for one of the open seats, if available, during each term's enrollment period.

  • Both day and evening classes are offered on the main campus.
  • Day classes are offered at the Marion County Kimball site and the Rhea County Dayton modular lab.
  • Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class
Semester Day Class Evening Class Days
Fall (450 hours) 7:45am – 2:30pm 4:00pm – 10:45pm Monday - Friday
Spring (450 hours) 7:45am – 2:30pm 4:00pm – 10:45pm Monday - Friday
Summer (390 hours) 7:45am – 2:45pm 4:00pm – 11:00pm Monday - Friday

Tools

*Contact Instructor before purchasing Tools*

"A" Tool List

1       3/4" X 12' Length Measuring Tape
1       6" Adjustable Wrench
1       10" Adjustable Wrench
1       Combination Wrench Set 1/4" thru 1-1/4"
1       Socket and Ratchet Set 7/16" thru 1-1/4"
1       6" Wire Cutter/Stripper
1       3/4" Curved Diagonal Cutting Pliers
1       9-3/4" Crimping and Cutting Tool
1       9" Rounded Nose Lineman's Pliers
1       Tongue and Groove Pliers 10."
1       7" Curved-Jaw Locking Pliers
1       Ball-Peen Hammer 12oz​
1       Hex Wrench Set (Ball Driver) SAE .050-3/8
1       Industrial Razor Locking Utility Knife
1       Punch and Chisel Set: Assortment of various sizes
1       Screwdriver Set: Assortment of various screwdrivers
1       12" combination Square
1       Torpedo Level
1       Tool Bag or Tool Box
1       4 GB or larger flash drive
1       Safety Glasses Clear Only
1       Leather Gloves (Thin)
1       Multi-meter: Snap-on 504 meter required for NC3 certification
1       Calculator

"B" Welding List

1       Tote Bag
1       Welding Helmet w/#10 lens and replacement lens
1       Welding Gloves
1       Welding Jacket
1       Welders Cap (No Bandanas)
1       Work boots (Steel or Composite Toe)
1       Torch Goggles or Glasses (No Sunglasses)
1       Grinding Shield w/Head Gear
1       Chipping Hammer
1       Steel Wire Brush
1       Spark Lighter
1       Torch Tip Cleaner
1       12" Adjustable Wrench (Reference: #AC112 Crescent)
1       Welper Pliers (Mig Welding Pliers)
1       Flashlight
1       300 amp Electrode Holder (Stinger)
1       Flat Soap Stone

Cost

Three semesters- 1,290 clock hours

450 hours

$1,359.00

450 hours

$1,359.00

390 hours

$1,359.00

Tools (estimate)

$1400.00

Books (estimate)

$650.00 (avg.)

Special Fees Charged in Addition to Maintenance and Tuition

  • Credit by Examination Fee - The regular course fee is charged for each special examination and must be paid prior to taking the examination. Non-refundable. (See Academic Regulations.)
  • Credit for Life Experience Fees - Assessment Fee for Experiential Learning $45.00.  Experiential Learning Credit $15.00 per credit hour in excess of 3.0 credit hours. $90.00 maximum.
  • GED Testing Fee - $65.00.
  • Placement Test Fees - ACT - $45.00. (Refer to Admissions Policy.)

Under extenuating circumstances, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, at his/her discretion, may grant an exception to these fees.

Special Fees Charged in Addition to Maintenance and Tuition

  • Credit by Examination Fee - The regular course fee is charged for each special examination and must be paid prior to taking the examination. Non-refundable. (See Academic Regulations.)
  • Credit for Life Experience Fees - Assessment Fee for Experiential Learning $45.00.  Experiential Learning Credit $15.00 per credit hour in excess of 3.0 credit hours. $90.00 maximum.
  • High School Equivalency Test (Hi-SET) - $75
  • Placement Test Fees - ACT - $45.00. (Refer to Admissions Policy.)

Books

*Contact Instructor before purchasing Books*
Textbooks for this program will cost approximately $650.00

  • Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills 5th Edition (ISBN: 978-0-134130989)
  • Tooling-U SME - Online Competency-based learning solutions subscription purchasable via the Chattanooga State Bookstore, ISBN: TU365CHATMECH, or online at Tooling-U.com. (** Note: See Instructor for promo code)
  • Ugly's Book (CSTCC Bookstore, ISBN: 978-1-449690779)

Curriculum

First Semester:

  • Safety
  • Tools
  • Fasteners
  • Industrial Print Reading
  • Rigging and Equipment
  • Mechanical Power Transmission
  • Bearings
  • Coupled Shaft Alignment
  • Lubrication
  • Seals and Packing
  • Pumps and Compressors
  • Fluid Power
  • Piping Systems

Second Semester:

  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Test Equipment
  • Basic Resistive Electrical Circuits
  • Reactive Circuits and Power Factor
  • Wiring Methods
  • Transformers
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Control and Controlled Devices

Third Semester:

  • Motor Control Circuits
  • Basic Industrial Electronics
  • Electronic Variable-Speed Drives
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)
  • FANUC Robot Certification
  • Lighting
  • Welding
  • Preventive Maintenance

Career Opportunities

(Multi-Craft) Industrial Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Electrician
Maintenance Mechanic