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Industrial Maintenance Technology
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47.0399

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

The Industrial Maintenance Technology program is designed to develop the broad range of skills needed by industrial technicians who work on mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, piping, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. These technicians also install, maintain, and repair specialized equipment and machinery found in various businesses and industry operations.

Industrial Maintenance Technology prepares students to continue growing in their profession as technology changes. In the Industrial Maintenance Technology program at Linn State Technical College, students take courses in four different majors including Industrial Electricity (IEL); Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Technology (HVT); Heavy Equipment Technology (HET); and Machine Tool Technology (MTT). Students also get a solid foundation in math, communications, and welding. Each student has the option to participate in an internship to learn and practice skills on the job.

Employment opportunities exist for graduates in health care facilities, hotels and resorts, manufacturing operations, public utilities, power plants, government agencies, educational institutions, retail and other operations.

Program Mission
The mission of the Industrial Maintenance Technology program is to prepare students to install, maintain, and repair industrial systems and equipment.

Program Goals
The goals of the program are to provide students with the opportunity to develop:

  • Technical knowledge and skills required to install, maintain, and repair industrial systems and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the safety standards applicable to industrial technology to prevent injuries and material damage.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills needed to succeed as an industrial technician.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills needed to succeed as an industrial technician.
  • Work ethic and attitudes that enhance the ability to secure and maintain increasingly meaningful employment.

Program Assessments

  • National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)
  • Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP)

CORE CURRICULUM

Credit Hours

HET

145

Engines I
3

HET

244

Hydraulics I

3

HVT 140 Fundamentals of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning I
7
HVT 160 Fundamentals of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning II
7
IEL 117 Circuitry Fundamentals w/Lab
4
IEL 150 Blueprint Reading and Project Development
3
IEL 208 Integrated Mechanical Systems I
3
WLT 128 Basic Welding
3
MTT 105 Precision Machining Practices I
7
COM 211 Technical Writing
3
Optional  
IMT 190 Internship I (Optional)
(4)
    SUB-TOTAL
43-47

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education Requirements

19

SUB-TOTAL

19

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

IEL

113

Basic Motor Controls

2

IEL

217

Advanced Motor Controls

3

IEL 255 Basic Programmable Logic Controllers
4
    SUB-TOTAL
9
     

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

COM

125

Job Search Strategies

1

SUB-TOTAL

1

 

 

PROGRAM TOTAL

72-76

IMT  190  Internship I.  Students are required to work a minimum of four weeks and perform a variety of tasks.  Program objectives, students’ educational objectives, and the employer’s on-the-job training capabilities determine internship content and objectives.  A training agreement between the employer, the student and the college is required.  The student will submit a weekly summary of activities (tasks performed).  Prerequisite:  Department Chair approval.  4 credit hours.

IMT  299  Special Topics in Industrial Maintenance Technology.  Special Topics in Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) may include instruction on topics not covered in other IMT courses.  Topics covered in other IMT courses may also be covered in more depth in this special topics course.  Projects may be undertaken in any area related to the major program with credit hours determined by the level and amount of involvement.  The minimum involvement required for one credit is 30 contact hours.  The specific topic(s), objectives, plan of instruction, and evaluation criteria must be documented in the syllabus; approved by the Department/Division Chair; and filed in the Academic Records Office.  Students may complete more than one Special Topics course, provided that the credits earned in this manner do not exceed a total of four (4) credits.  1-4 credit hours. 

 






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