Industrial Maintenance


This program is designed to provide students general skills in a variety of areas common to industry. Students receive training in basic welding techniques and cutting processes; machine tool technology training that includes shop theory, blueprint reading and sketching, use of hand tools and technical manuals, and the use of precision measuring instruments. Machine Tool Technology also includes set-up and operation of computer controlled milling machines and lathes. Also included is Industrial Electricity  that provides training in electrical maintenance, installation, repair, and operation of electrical equipment. Students also receive Mechanical Maintenance that consists of training from lubrication through pumps, bearings, gearing, etc.

Cross training enables students to have knowledge in several areas and does not limit them to one field of expertise. The student who completes this course will have met the requirements for an entry-level maintenance position.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $4,864.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $4,454.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Basic Electricity432Certificate
Maintenance Mechanic Helper864Certificate
Industrial Maintenance Technician1728Diploma
Basic Machine Tool Technology432Certificate
Basic Welder432Certificate

Campus Locations

Hawkins County Branch
323 Phipps Bend Road
Surgoinsville, TN 37873
Main Campus
821 West Louise Ave
Morristown, TN 37813-2094

Job Duties

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 6,900

Current job openings per year: 320

Salary Range



First Trimester: 
Orientation and Safety
Lubrication Techniques
Maintenance Bearing Installation and Troubleshooting
Coupling and Coupling Alignment
Monitoring, Maintaining, Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps
Gearing/Reducers, Gear Motors, and Roller Chains
Chains Other than Roller
Thread Making, Helicoils, Broken Bolt Removal
Pipe Measurements, Pipe Threading
Second Trimester: 
Electricity Concepts DC
Electricity Concepts AC
Electric Motor Control
Third Trimester: 
Students choose an elective from:
Programmable Logic Controls
Welding Technology
Machine Tool Technology
Drafting and CAD Technology
Fourth Trimester: 
Students choose an elective from:
Programmable Logic Controls
Welding Technology
Machine Tool Technology
Drafting and CAD Technology


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