Manufacturing Systems Maintenance Technician | Western Technical College

Manufacturing Systems Maintenance Technician

Technical Diploma

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Financial Aid Eligible

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Fall, Spring

For the person who likes variety and has an interest in how machines work, a position as an industrial maintenance technician may be a satisfying career choice.

As a technician, you can work in a manufacturing facility to repair, modify, and maintain machines and components. Some of the skills you will develop in this program include machining, CNC (Computer Numerical Controls), motor controls, PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), basic welding, and HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration).

The program provides a pathway to technical diplomas in Industrial Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance; Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration; Basic Welding; or Basic Machining, all of which are components of the five-term Manufacturing Systems Maintenance technical diploma.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Manufacturing Systems Maintenance Technician

This program will cost about $15,100* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Career Opportunities

Field Service Technician
Maintenance Mechanic

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Interpret industrial/engineering drawings
  • Apply precision measuring for production and inspection
  • Apply industrial safety standards
  • Demonstrate conceptual knowledge of HVACR systems
  • Analyze a closed loop control system
  • Analyze LEAN methods in manufacturing
  • Apply effective customer service practices
  • Maintain industrial systems

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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.

Manufacturing Systems Maintenance Technician

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