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Industrial Maintenance Technician

Manufacturing career cluster

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Job opportunities: Careers
  • Full program is offered at: South Campus


What do industrial maintenance technicians do?

Industrial maintenance technicians keep machines and equipment working properly.

When a machine is not working correctly, technicians use mechanical and troubleshooting skills to figure out the problem.

After identifying a problem, technicians are able to:

  • Take the machine apart
  • Fix or replace broken parts
  • Reassemble the machine
  • Test the repaired machine to make sure it runs well

Industrial maintenance technicians also regularly perform preventative maintenance.

About our program

Our program will prepare you to maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery.

After 2 semesters of classroom study, you will get hands-on experience applying the skills and concepts you’ve learned through an internship with a Tarrant County employer.

Our courses emphasize:

  • Maintenance procedures
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • Safety practices

Specific topics include:

  • Basic mechanical skills
  • Repair techniques
  • Motors and transformers
  • Hydraulics technology
  • System design
    • Components
    • Circuits
    • Controls
    • Valves

You will also learn basics of keeping machinery and equipment working:

  • Electricity
  • Refrigeration
  • Robotics
  • Welding
  • Technology

Program Options




South Campus

Department of Building Technology

Updated August 24, 2018