Industrial Technician

Quick Facts

Industrial technicians keep machines and equipment working properly.

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Our Program

Why Choose Industrial Technician?

  • Work with tools to maintain & troubleshoot equipment
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of keeping machinery & equipment working
  • Be able to focus on specialties, such as:
    • Repair techniques
    • Hydraulics technology
    • System design

Prepare for What You Will Do at Work

  • Use mechanical & troubleshooting skills to figure out the problem when a machine is not working correctly
  • After identifying the problem:
    • Take apart machines
    • Replace or fix broken part(s)
    • Reassemble the machine
    • Test the machine to make sure it runs well
  • Perform preventive maintenance
  • Follow safety practices & wear protective clothing while working

Marketable Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before You Enroll, Think About:

  • You will need to learn continually about new technologies and tools as machinery becomes more and more sophisticated.
  • Respecting safety precautions is essential because working with industrial machinery can be dangerous.
  • Industrial mechanics may be on call or work night shifts.

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Degrees & Certificates



Level 1

Level 2

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2024–2025 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Industrial Technician 60 $4,140
CRT1 Industial Technician I 25 $1,725
CRT2 Industial Technician II 42 $2,898


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


South Campus

Jean Yanes
Career Advisor


Updated November 06, 2023