Industrial Mechanical TechnicianAssociate in Applied Science (AAS)
Machines are the lifeblood of manufacturing, and industrial production requires their smooth, reliable operation. Just one malfunctioning part can bring the entire production line to a halt. Without industrial mechanics to install, maintain, operate, diagnose, and repair automated equipment used in manufacturing, these industries would cease to exist.
A Closer Look
Industrial mechanical technicians maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. They disassemble malfunctioning equipment and repair or replace bad components, run tests to confirm the repair, and adjust and calibrate the machinery to optimal specifications.
Increasingly, industrial mechanical technicians also use their knowledge of electronics and computer programming to repair sophisticated equipment.
What You'll Learn
Mid-State’s Industrial Mechanical Technician program (IMT) will give you the hands-on foundation necessary to confidently maintain, repair, and operate machinery and equipment in an industrial environment.
You will learn to align, maintain, repair, and replace machine components as well as gain understanding of predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability centered maintenance, and many other topics. The program emphasizes safety in the workplace and includes many hands-on and interactive classroom experiences, lab activities, and field trips.
- Automation/Robotic Technician
- Field Service Technician
- Industrial Maintenance Technician
- Maintenance Helper
- Packaging Maintenance Mechanic
- Predictive/Preventive Maintenance Technician
The instructors in the Industrial Mechanical Technician program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom. Meet our full-time faculty!
Michael earned his master of science degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He has 18 years of experience in industry and continually advances his own education. He also visits and connects with employers in manufacturing to maintain relationships and make connections between the experiences of his students and the needs of employers.
“Teaching in a technical college is a two-way street. I share my experiences with my students, and each student brings insight and experience as well. This cooperative dynamic enriches the learning for all of us.”