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Summer Semester 2021 Catalog

Manufacturing Maintenance Fundamentals, Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta campus

Entrance Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Length of Program: Two Terms
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 25

Program Description:  The Manufacturing Maintenance Fundamentals Technical Certificate of Credit provides training to assist students employed in a variety of positions within the industrial equipment maintenance field to develop new or reinforce existing skills.

Occupational Trends: Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers and millwrights held about 408,300 jobs in 2008. 45,200 of these jobs were held by millwrights, with the largest concentration of workers in manufacturing and construction industries. Industrial mechanics held about 287,700 jobs, while machinery maintenance workers accounted for 75,400 jobs. Many of both types of workers were employed in the manufacturing sector in industries such as food processing, and chemical, fabricated metal product, machinery, and motor vehicle and parts manufacturing. Additionally, about 10% work in wholesale trade, mostly for dealers of industrial equipment. Manufacturers often rely on these dealers to make complex repairs to specific machines. About 9% of mechanics work for the commercial and industrial machinery and equipment repair and maintenance industry, often making site visits to companies to repair equipment. Employment is expected to grow more slowly than average, and applicants with broad skills in machine repair and maintenance should have favorable job prospects. Employment of industrial machinery mechanics and millwrights is expected to grow 6% from 2008- 2018.The increased use of machinery in manufacturing will require more millwrights to install this equipment and more mechanics and maintenance workers to keep it in good working order. Applicants with broad skills in machine repair and maintenance should have favorable job prospects. There will also be a need to replace retirees and those leaving the profession for other reasons.

Employment Opportunities: Employment of machinists is projected to decline by 5 percent over the 2008-2018 decade due to rising productivity among these workers and strong foreign competition in the manufacture of goods. Despite the projected decline in employment, job opportunities for machinists should continue to be good, as employers value the wide-ranging skills of these workers. Employment levels in this occupation are influenced by economic cycles as the demand for machined goods rises and falls.

Curriculum Outline

Occupational Courses, 25 credits

IDFC 1007INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES

2

MATH 1012FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3

MCHT 1012BLUEPRINT FOR MACHINE TOOL

3

 

IDFC 1011DIRECT CURRENT I

3

OR

IDSY 1101DC Circuit Analysis

3

OR

 

ELTR 1020ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS

3

OR

IDFC 1012ALTERNATING CURRENT I

3

OR

IDSY 1105AC Circuit Analysis

3

 

IDSY 1170INDUSTRIAL MECHANICS

4

IDSY 1190FLUID POWER SYSTEMS

4

IDSY 1195Pumps and Piping Systems

3

 

Guided Pathway

You may click on any course below to view the course description and prerequisite information.

Students who do not follow the Course Sequence listed below may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown.

Augusta Day Program

PROGRAM NAME: Basic Machinist

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

MATH 1012FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3

MCHT 1012BLUEPRINT FOR MACHINE TOOL

3

MCHT 1011INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE TOOL

4