Industrial Mechanical Technician

Industrial Mechanical Technician

Associate 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 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
  • Mechanic
  • Oiler
  • Packaging Maintenance Mechanic
  • Predictive/Preventive Maintenance Technician

Your Instructors

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.”

Program Information Guide

See the printable Program Information Guide to learn about career pathways, transfer opportunities, program outcomes, and more. If you are unable to access this document, please contact a new student specialist by calling 888.575.6782.

Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

Expected Program Costs

Cost based on the 2018/2019 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,295.69
  • Books: $2,326.02
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $30.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $11,651.71

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10462102 Bearings & Lubrication Systems 2.00
10462132 Machine Shop Fundamentals 3.00
10605105 Electrical Circuits I 3.00
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 2
10462107 Industrial Safety 2.00
10462110 Material Handling 2.00
10605117 Programmable Logic Controllers-Beginning 3.00
10623106 Intro to AutoCAD 1.00
10623114 Intro to Inventor 1.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
10804196 Trigonometry with Applications 3.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 3
10462104 Fluid Process Systems 3.00
10462106 Mechanical Power Transmission 3.00
10462130 Industrial Electric Control Applications 2.00
10462131 Industrial Electric Power Applications 2.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
Elective 1.00
(14 Credits)
Term: 4
10462116 Metal Fabrication 3.00
10462120 Industrial Hydraulics & Pneumatics 3.00
10605118 Programmable Logic Controllers-Advanced 3.00
10806154 General Physics 1 4.00
10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application 3.00
(16 Credits)
Total Credits: 60