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Industrial Mechanics-Marketable Skills Achievement Award


Kenny Smith

668-7731x4426

ksmith@nctc.edu

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for industrial mechanics is growing faster than average. Industrial mechanics can find work in institutional and industrial power plants, or maintaining machines in manufacturing facilities. Most industrial mechanics are employed full time during regular business hours. However, mechanics may be on call during the night or weekends.

Beginning industrial mechanics can expect to make between $14 and $16 per hour, while experienced industrial mechanics can make upwards of $22 per hour. Gain skills and experience in troubleshooting and repair of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and pump systems.

Upon completion of the Level 1 certificate the student will be able to;

  1. Identify various types of fasteners common to industrial maintenance; utilize various hand and power tools; utilize precision measuring instruments; and demonstrate proper lock-out tag-out procedures.
  2. Identify the principles involved in the operation of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps and compressors; identify and explain the function of various components in pumps and compressors, disassemble and correctly reassemble pumps, compressors and mechanical drive, and troubleshoot pumps, compressors and mechanical drives.
Students pursing this Level 1 workforce certificate typically incur tuition costs of $2100 dollars. This does not include the cost of lab fees and textbook. Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loan, and institutional financing plans.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

DFTG 1309BASIC COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING

3 credit hours

INMT 1305INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE

3 credit hours

HYDR 1345HYDRAULICS AND PNEUMATICS

3 credit hours

INMT 2303PUMPS, COMPRESSORS & MECHANICAL DRIVES

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 12