Industrial Maintenance is a growing field with a high demand. All manufacturing companies require someone to maintain the equipment on the shop floor in order to reduce down-time. Maintenance Technicians need a wide range of skills from electrical / hydraulic to welding to precision machining and everything in between.
The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship is a three year program in which students attend courses in shortened semesters of only 8-weeks in the fall and spring. The rest of the year the apprentice receives industrial maintenance training from a dedicated mentor at the hiring company.
Industrial maintenance mechanics completing this program will have earned an AAS degree in Mechatronics, three NIMS credentials, a certification from the Department of Labor that they are fully qualified for their occupation, and three years of experience.
Industrial maintenance mechanics perform essential functions in manufacturing. They build, test, repair, adjust, train, and troubleshoot technical systems including turning and grinding machines, milling, drilling, CNC, lathes and more. This is a field of high demand, good pay, and excellent growth opportunities.
Salary Outlook: $27,309 to $75,785 (NOT a guarantee of salary, just an estimated outlook in this industry.)
Job Titles in Industrial Maintenance:
Industrial Engineering Technician
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
- Industrial Maintenance Sample 3-year Program Outline.pdf
- Industrial Maintenance Sample Weekly Schedule.pdf
Applications are being accepted for next August, 2019
To Apply See Steps Below
Step 1 – Submit an Interest Form Click Here
Step 2 – Apply to Harper College Click Here
Step 3 – Take the placement test by visiting your Student Portal and click Testing.
Step 4 – Interview with companies interested in hiring an apprentice.