Industrial Machine Controls | Western Technical College

Industrial Machine Controls

Technical Diploma

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Western's district is projected to witness a significant increase in the demand for professionals skilled in maintaining automated control systems. The Industrial Machine Controls technical diploma equips you with fundamental skills, enabling you to effectively monitor and test machinery operations, diagnose issues, perform repairs, maintain optimal operating conditions, and interpret blueprints or manufacturer's manuals for correct installation and operation procedures.

With this degree, you will be well-prepared for careers in industrial or manufacturing settings, where your expertise will be vital in the repair and maintenance of equipment.

You can also choose to further your education to expand your career opportunities and enhance your earning potential. The technical diploma courses cover the first term for the following programs:

* Electromechanical Maintenance Technician - 1-year technical diploma
* Electromechanical Technology - 2-year associate degree
* Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering Technology - 2-year associate degree

These programs offer a comprehensive path for individuals looking to advance their knowledge and skills in the field of industrial machine controls and related technologies.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Industrial Machine Controls

This program will cost about $1,970* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, view the Tuition page or Cost of Attendance document.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Mechanic Room Technician
Maintenance Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Perform work safely
  • Troubleshoot electrical systems and devices
  • Repair electrical systems
  • Communicate Technical Information

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

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Career Pathways

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