Industrial maintenance is the hands-on repair and maintenance of rotating equipment used in industrial facilities. Industrial Maintenance
technicians must be proficient in many different areas including plant safety, industrial rigging, Reading Technical Schematics, bearings,
lubrication, centrifugal pumps, alignment, piping systems, mechanical drives, hydraulics/pneumatics, industrial electricity, motor controls,
vibration analysis, troubleshooting, machining and welding.
To meet the varied and changing needs of the workforce, Western strives to be as flexible as possible in terms of offering programs that fit
the widest range of industry needs. Although industrial plants maintain a lot of the same types of equipment, the processes at each of these
sites are quite different. Therefore, classes or skill sets in a certificate that are relevant for one company may not be as relevant for
another company, or the type of skills upgrade for one employee may not fit another.
Through conversations with the WWCC Maintenance Faculty and an individual company, a customized maintenance certificate can be developed. A set
of courses from the list totaling 36 credits will be identified as appropriate for a Maintenance Certificate for that individual company and
its designated employees.
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There are seven program options for Industrial Maintenance. The Associate of Applied Science Degree requires 65-66 credits over 4 recommended
semesters. The six Industrial Maintenance Certificate options require 33-44 credits over multiple recommended semesters.
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.