Industrial Maintenance Technology Degree (Code 985)
The Industrial Maintenance Technology program prepares students to install, adjust, troubleshoot and repair a variety of industrial machinery used in manufacturing settings. Technicians may work in factories that manufacture, finish or assemble many different types of products.
Students study the basic operations common to production equipment used in industry today. Electricity and electronics are emphasized because most modern manufacturing equipment is electrically operated. Pneumatics, hydraulics and mechanical power are also covered.
This highly skilled trade offers many employment opportunities. In the Grand Rapids area, thousands of companies require maintenance personnel. Since each production facility has different needs, the program allows students to select technical electives specific to a particular production area.