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
Total Tuition/Fees $5,124.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,514.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Industrial Maintenance Apprentice432Certificate
Industrial Maintenance Apprentice II864Certificate
HVAC Mechanical Helper1,296Certificate
IM Maintenance Machinist1,296Certificate
Combination Arc Welder1,296Diploma
Industrial Maintenance Pipefitter1,296Certificate
Industrial Maintenance Technician1,728Diploma

Campus Locations

Branch Campus
Hawkins County
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: 8,830

Current job openings per year: 910


First Trimester: 
Orientation and Safety
Tech Foundations
Electrical Concepts AC/DC
Print Reading for Electrical Systems
Worker Characteristic
Second Trimester: 
Motor Control, Fluid Power, and Mechanical Systems
Worker Characteristic
Third Trimester: 
Students choose an elective from:
Programmable Logic Controls/Robotics
Welding Technology
Machine Tool Technology
Pipefitting and Plumbing
Worker Characteristic (all students)
Fourth Trimester: 
Students choose an elective from:
Programmable Logic Controls/Robotics
Welding Technology
Machine Tool Technology
Worker Characteristic (all students)


Rick Dibble
Sam Fox

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