Receive in-depth training that may enable you to find a satisfying career as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic. Our program includes 10 courses that cover key areas such as industrial plant and production machinery installation, repair, and fabrication. You can earn your Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Diploma in as little as 50 weeks with an average of just 18 hours of training per week.*
*Based on successful, full-time enrollment
What Does an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Diploma Involve?
- Conducting facility-wide investigations to determine the source of mechanical problems
- Installing, maintaining, and repairing equipment
- Inspecting equipment
- Providing advice about capital equipment purchases
Industrial maintenance mechanics are responsible for some of a company’s most valuable capital assets. Employers need mechanics who can work with a wide variety of small and heavy equipment and who can keep up with the latest technological advancements in their field. In addition to having outstanding mechanical abilities, industrial maintenance mechanics must have excellent communication skills to provide sound advice about what kind of equipment should be purchased and when it’s time to retire machinery.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|CFT100||Basic Craft Skills||6.5|
|IMM101||Industrial Mechanics Tools and Techniques *||6.5|
|IMM102||Trade Math, Drawings, and Diagrams *||6.5|
|IMM103||Lubrication Principles and Analysis *||6.5|
|IMM104||Layout, Piping, and Plates *||6.5|
|IMM106||Heat and Pneumatic Systems *||6.5|
|IMM108||Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance *||6.5|
|IMM109||Supervisory Skills and Crew Leadership *||6.5|
Basic Craft Skills
This course introduces students to basic craft skills including the proper use of hand tools, power tools, and rigging. Students will receive instruction on handling techniques for hazardous and non-hazardous construction materials, basic skills in drawing and reading blue prints, and working in confined spaces. In addition, students review basic mathematical functions, communication, and job readiness skills.
Industrial Mechanics Tools and Techniques
This course provides an orientation to industrial mechanics and introduces basic terminology, hand tools, pneumatic and electric power tools, powder actuated tools, and measuring tools used in industrial maintenance. Students will examine equipment, test instruments, hardware and systems, safety requirements, cutting, installation, materials handling, rigging, packing, procedures and methods of operation used in industrial maintenance.
Trade Math, Drawings, and Diagrams
This course is the study of specific mathematical principles used in industrial mechanics, such as ratios, proportions, algebra, area, volume, circumference, and the Pythagorean Theorem. In addition, students will read and interpret plot plans, structural drawings, elevation drawings, as-built drawings, equipment drawings, P&IDs, isometric drawings, basic circuit diagrams, and detail sheet
Lubrication Principles and Analysis
This course examines the basics of lubrication and how it is used in industry. Students will learn classifications of lubricants, selection criteria, safety and storage of lubricants, additives, lubrication equipment, and lubricating charts. The course will also introduce concepts, function, terminology, and installation procedures for bearings, couplings, and mechanical seals.
Layout, Piping, and Plates
This course focuses on methods and tools used to lay out baselines, components and functions of piping systems, piping practices, and tube work. Students will learn how to set baseplates, pre-alignment, leveling, precision measuring tools, and basic plumbing.
This course explores the fundamentals of fluid power, hydraulic transmission of force and energy, types and properties of hydraulic fluids, pumps, drivers, valves, hydraulic symbols and prints, and hydrostatic and pneumatic testing. Students will learn about steam systems and distillation towers and vessels.
Heat and Pneumatic Systems
Students will continue to build upon the foundations of Industrial Mechanics Tools and Techniques with emphasis on heat systems, compressors, and pneumatic systems, and installation and maintenance of drive belts and chain drives.The course also includes the basics of the refrigeration cycle and preparation for the EPA608 certification.
This course involves the study of alignment and motor controllers. Topics include types of misalignment, conventional alignment, reverse alignment techniques, principles of laser alignment, control circuits, variable frequency drives, and motor troubleshooting.
Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance
In this course, students will learn how to develop and administer maintenance programs, preventive and predictive maintenance, non-destructive and pressure testing, lubricant analysis, and acoustic, infrared, and vibration testing. Topics include troubleshooting and repairing pumps, gearboxes, and conveyors. Students will also be introduced to the basics of reactor and refinery processes
Supervisory Skills and Crew Leadership
This course introduces students to human resource criteria, concepts, and skills for craftspersons in leadership roles. Topics include leadership styles, communication, delegating, problem solving, job-site safety, project planning, scheduling, and estimating. Students will participate in a project to develop and plan administration of an industrial maintenance program.Topics also include introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and forklift operation.
By the time you complete your training at Vista College, you will know how to function as a safe and productive member of a maintenance team and be prepared to contribute. You will also have essential “people skills” that may pave the way to career advancement opportunities in the future. The real-world, hands-on training and the classroom education you’ll receive at Vista College are highly valued by employers in all types of industrial and manufacturing facilities.
You’ll Learn How To:
- Read blueprints
- Diagnose and troubleshoot mechanical issues
- Maintain hydraulic and pneumatic machinery
- Perform precision machine maintenance
- Communicate effectively
- Dismantle and reassemble equipment