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Industrial Maintenance Tier I

Certificate of Technical Studies Degree

NOTE: This program is in moratorium and will not be accepting new students.

Please contact Flathead Valley Community College:

Industrial maintenance refers to the career path of providing maintenance, troubleshooting and repair, and improvement of complex machines and automation systems to support manufacturing and other industries. The industrial maintenance field has experienced and is projected to grow at above average rates during the next 10 years. An industrial mechanic employs a wide range of skills including electrical and electronics, machining, welding, and hydraulics in order to maintain industrial systems.

More information about this program can be found at:

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Understand and use Ohm's Law in practical situations
  • Demonstrate the use of test equipment to troubleshoot
  • Describe the features associated with static electricity
  • Use tools and equipment to form and shape various materials in a manufacturing laboratory setting
  • Discuss processes necessary to cast and mold materials in a manufacturing laboratory environment
  • Use tools and equipment to machine various materials
  • Safely operate basic machinery and equipment
  • Read and understand the various symbols an features of a blueprint
  • Distinguish between various views represented on typical manufacturing blueprints
  • Locate materials list and identify the material call-outs on lists of materials
  • Read and interpret information on various manufacturing blueprint drawings
  • Identify features contained on a blueprint in relation to actual work piece and identify features of the design part in relation to machining production methods
  • Organize and develop a logical written representation of one's thoughts; craft and execute a variety of professional quality correspondence, including a resume
  • Recognize a situation that requires first aid and/or CPR, and then use the appropriate skills for that situation.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees $1,627
Application Fee $30
Online Course Fees $270
Course Fees $325
Tools/Clothing varies
Books/Supplies $500
Total $2,752

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

Fall Semester
ECP 104Workplace Safety +1
M 111Technical Mathematics **,+3
ELCT 100Introduction to Electricity +3
MCH 101Introduction to Manufacturing Processes +1
MCH 120Blueprint Reading and Intrepretation for Machining +3
MCH 129Machine Quality Control and Precision Measurements +3
MCH 132Introduction to Engine Lathes *,+4