Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Industrial Maintenance

Industrial Maintenance

The Industrial Maintenance Program is a unique training program offered by Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. The program is designed to prepare you for basic entry level opportunities in the industrial maintenance field. It was developed utilizing industry-based skill standards and interview feedback from representatives of leading Caldwell County industries.

The program consists of three courses that build upon the knowledge and skills learned in the previous course.

  • Introduction to Industrial Maintenance
    • This course is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment found in a variety of industries. Designed for the “jack-of-all trades” technician, this course covers all five major areas of industrial maintenance knowledge:

      • Electrical Maintenance
      • General Maintenance
      • Mechanical Maintenance
      • Preventative Maintenance
      • Welding

      Upon completion, you should be able to demonstrate an understanding of industrial maintenance.

Technician welding on a piece of equipment
  • Intermediate Industrial Maintenance
    • This course will build upon the skills learned in the Introduction to Industrial Maintenance class. You will receive basic instruction in a wide variety of areas including:

      • Basic Machining Operations
      • Blueprint Reading
      • Fundamentals of industrial electricity
      • Fundamentals of Piping and Hydro-testing
      • Machinery maintenance
      • Machinery Troubleshooting/Service
      • Safety

      All theory is reinforced by hands-on applications allowing you to explore the processes that will be the foundation for your career.

Technician working on electronic in a machine cabinet
  • Advanced Industrial Maintenance
    • This course will continue building upon the skills learned in the Introduction and Intermediate Industrial Maintenance courses. This course is designed to prepare you for entry-level employment as a multi-skilled maintenance technician.

      As an Industrial Maintenance technician, you will be responsible for assembling, installing, maintaining and repairing machinery used in the manufacturing or industrial environment.

Technician reviewing blueprints

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Career Information

Average Salary

The average salary for an Industrial Maintenance Technician is $17.09 per hour in North Carolina, which meets the national average. Salary estimates are based on 2,367 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Maintenance Technician employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Maintenance Technician is 1-3 years.

Employment Outlook

Employment of Industrial Maintenance Technicians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The need to keep increasingly sophisticated machinery functioning and efficient will continue.

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Licensure: Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Vocational and Technical Services is to offer quality, accessible career and workforce development classes that are short-term in nature, and to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment, development and advancement in the workforce.

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