Skip to main content

Industrial Technician

Quick Facts

Industrial technicians keep machines and equipment working properly.

Explore on This Page

Job Titles & Career Info

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.

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

Degree

Certificates

Level 1

Level 2

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Industrial Technician 60 $3,840
CRT1 Industrial Technician I 25 $1,600
CRT2 Industrial Technician II 42 $2,688

Notes:

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

Non-Credit 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!

Contact

South Campus

Jean Yanes
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Advisor

Email jean.yanes@tccd.edu

Updated September 07, 2021