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Industrial Mechanical Tech

  • Associate Degree - Two Years
  • Program Code: 10-462-1
  • Eligible for Financial Aid



Careers

  • Maintenance Technician
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Technical Operator
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Electrical Technician

Continuing Education

Enhance your education and meet your CEU requirements through our continuing education or customized training offerings.

Description

If you have an interest in working with technology, enjoy troubleshooting systems, earn an associate degree and take pride in craftsmanship, the Industrial Mechanical Program could be a good match for you.

This program will prepare you to install, maintain, operate, diagnose, and repair automated equipment used in manufacturing industries and to maintain facilities/buildings with automated systems that create the products we use every day.

The Industrial Mechanical program provides you with the skills you need in essential career areas:

  • Mechanics
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Building Maintenance of Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Process Control
  • Fluid Handling Systems and Piping Systems
  • Pneumatics
  • Troubleshooting
  • Welding
  • Hydraulics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Advanced Technologies

As a multi-skilled industrial maintenance technician, you will become proficient in areas that greatly enhance your employment opportunities:

  • Laser Alignment
  • Thermal and Vibration Analysis
  • Mechanical Equipment Installation, Disassembly, and Assembly
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Conveyance Systems
  • Machine Tool
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Welding
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Process Pumping and Piping Systems
  • Automated Machine Troubleshooting
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

Graduates of the 1 year program simply apply to the program and take only 8 technical credits and 21 general education credits to earn their associate degree. (See program application for details.)

According to the Department of Labor, graduates with broad skills in machine repair and maintenance should have favorable job prospects. Some employers have reported difficulty in recruiting workers with the necessary skills. This could be the career area and educational program you've been searching for!

Courses
  • Course Number
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  • Credits
  • Available Sections
Minimum Program Credits Required - 69
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or lneibauer@cvtc.edu.

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 75 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)

COMPASS Substitutions

  • Proof of ACT® scores may be substituted for COMPASS®. See the list below for required minimum scores.
ACT Composite Score: 18 or higher

Admission Process Complete

Once the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

Advanced Placement

This program has an advanced placement option - see the admissions document below for more information.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)

Books

$2,500

Additional Fees

Additional fees vary by program and may include tool boxes, shop/lab coats, safety glasses, parts room deposit, shirts, etc.

Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.

$11,996