• INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY

    300 HOURS

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVE:

    Students will obtain education and skills in Mechatronics related to engineering-related fields, industry and Marcellus shale employment.

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    This 300-hour course focuses on all aspects of industrial and commercial machines and robotics and is designed to prepare students for work in industry or continued education in engineering-related fields. The program includes design activities and instruction in operation, set-up, maintenance, troubleshooting and the repair of machines and systems found in commercial, pack-aging, medical and food production facilities where high-tech equipment is used. Students are trained on a wide variety of tools for preventative maintenance and construction of equipment.

    COURSE TOPICS:

    Computer Machine Controls | Control Systems | Electricity | Electronics

    Hydraulics | Machine Operations and Maintenance | Mechanical Drive Systems | Pneumatics

    Programmable Logic Controllers | Robotics | Schematic Interpretation | Sensor Technology

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

    Safety Glasses and Scientific Calculator included in course price | Steel Toe Work Boots | Workwear Pants

    TEXTBOOKS:

    To Be Determined

    SPECIALIZED SHOP EQUIPMENT:

    Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Trainers | Fanuc Robotic Welding Arm

    Hydraulics Systems Trainers | Mechanical Drive Systems Trainers

     

    POTENTIAL CAREERS:

    Automated Manufacturing Technician | Electrical Engineer | Industrial Engineer

    Machine Operator | Machine Set-Up Operator | Maintenance Technician | Mechanic

    Mechanical Engineer | Mechatronics Engineer | Packaging/PLA Technician

    Parts Repair and Sales | Power Generation Plant Technician | Preventative Maintenance

    Repair Technician | Robotics Technician

     

    MECHATRONICS SKILLS:

    Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    Operation Monitoring — Observing and recording gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.

    Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

    Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

     

    WAGES AND EMPLOYMENT TRENDS:

    Median Wages (2014)                                     $26.27 Hourly, $54,640 Annually

    Employment (2014)                                        69,000 Employees

    Projected Growth (2012-2022)                       Slower Than Average (3% to 7%)

    Projected Job Openings (2012-2022)             16,300

    PROGRAM COSTS:

    Tuition: $7,595.00

    Books:      $300.00

    Lab Fee:   $100.00

    TOTAL Tuition, Books, Lab Fee and Equipment:  $7,995.00