Program: Industrial Maintenance (221-990-00)
Award: Career Studies Certificate 

Program Purpose:

This program is designed to provide students basic skills in the field of general industrial maintenance and repair.  The student will develop skills through theory and a hands-on approach to learning.

What will I learn?

Students successfully completing this program will be able to…

  • Perform safety maintenance checks and techniques for Industrial equipment.
  • Identify a variety of schematic symbols and how to interpret schematic drawings.
  • Calculate direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuit loads.
  • Demonstrate a weld with a horizontal bead, flat bead, tee, lap, and corner joint.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the refrigeration cycle.

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this career studies certificate in one academic year (two semesters). 

What job or career can I get with this career studies certificate?

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required for various careers such as:  maintenance mechanics or maintenance technician.

What is the job outlook for graduates from this program?

As of September 2019, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Industrial Machinery Mechanics was 1,763.  Over the last three years, this field added 135 jobs in the region (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Industrial Machinery Mechanics, December 2019).

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

Below are the 2018 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

 

Entry Level

Mean

Experienced

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

$37,500

$52,800

$60,500

(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, December 2019)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.