Industrial technology - emphasis in electrical maintenance
Why study industrial maintenance with emphasis in electrical maintenance?
Two words—consistent employment. Today's industries require maintenance technicians capable of understanding the complex issues of manufacturing automation and control. Employers offer excellent, high-paying jobs to technically skilled employees responsible for maintaining production equipment. The curriculum is designed to prepare students as maintenance generalists with emphasis in electrical maintenance.
SFCC's Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology with emphasis in electrical maintenance offers hands-on, realistic and up-to-date training equipment and methods to ensure the skills necessary for success in keeping production up and running! Students will develop a solid background in electrical and electronic theory, computer skills and programming.
A one-year Professional Certificate* is available and provides students with hands-on experience with actual production equipment that is currently used in manufacturing. SFCC's training lab includes up-to-date equipment, such as PLCs, limit switches, photo-eyes, proximity sensors, motor starters, AC drives, motors and actuators.
Workers currently employed in industry who need to update their skills with the latest technology will find the flexibility in course offerings needed to complete the degree that will accommodate most work schedules.
Skills Certificates in Industrial Technology
- Control Technology - The Control Technology Skills Certificate is designed for existing maintenance or other technicians or engineers to upgrade their skills in the PLC technology. It provides hands-on skills in programming PLCs and their associated control devices and circuitry.
- Electrical Installations* - The Electrical Installations Skills Certificate is designed to build on the basic industrial electricity skills of technicians and engineers. Completers have the skills and certifications to work on high voltage multi-phase electricity.
- Electro-Mechanical Technology - The Electro-Mechanical Technology Skills Certificate provides new and existing maintenance technicians with state-of-the-art skills in maintaining and troubleshooting industrial electricity and mechanical devices.
- Electronics* - The Electronics Skills Certificate is designed to provide new and existing maintenance technicians with a fundamental understanding and skills in electronic circuitry.
- Principles of Technology* - The Principles of Technology Skills Certificate provides new and existing business and industry technicians with technology principles critical to the applications of industrial electric, mechanical, fluid power, automation and control devices for positions in manufacturing, production, maintenance and supervision.
- Safety and Management* - The Safety and Management Skills Certificate is designed for maintenance technicians looking toward entering supervisory positions. It also provides the technician with an understanding of the manufacturing environment and current trends and processes in the industry.
*Effective April 4, 2013, new students will not be able to enroll in this program.
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Professional Certificate^*
The TPM Professional Certificate is a 30-credit-hour program and can be completed in just two semesters. Some classes are eight weeks long and others are 16 weeks long.
The program is designed to prepare students as industrial maintenance technologists or millwrights who can be employed in commercial, production, manufacturing, and other industrial settings. Students will learn the major maintenance disciplines including fluid power, mechanics and electrical and PLC controls. Students who successfully complete the program have the opportunity to take the Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT) certification exam offered by the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP). This certification is highly regarded by employers.
Due to grant funding, this certificate has eligibility requirements. Eligible students may receive free tuition. Visit www.sfccmo.edu/applications for deadlines and to apply.
For more information about required courses for any of the above programs or certificates, click Advising Worksheet.
This program requires students to have certain essential qualifications in order to be admitted and retained in the program. Click Essential Skills to view program specific qualifications.
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^Pending anticipated Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education approval.
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