Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (BP/EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes


The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic performs routine maintenance on production equipment such as die casting, plastic manufacturing, food processing, machining and automated woodworking equipment. The job responsibilities include adjusting machines, scheduling preventative maintenance, changing filters, troubleshooting and repairing production machines.

The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic must be able to complete detailed tasks in today`s high speed production environment. The mechanic will read electrical, fluid power and mechanical schematics to ensure machines are operating efficiently.

Award Outcomes

Demonstrate teamwork

Adhere to Occupational Safety & Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) safety guidelines and practices

Identify components that are utilized in the fluid power industry

Apply engineering concepts as they relate to fluid power applications

Employ fluid power best-practices methods when troubleshooting and repairing fluid power systems

Apply National Electrical Manufacturers Association (N.E.M.A.) and International Electrotechnical Commission (I.E.C.) electrical standards and practices as they relate to electrical concepts and equipment

Utilize calculations as they relate to the design of efficient fluid power applications

Examine engineering design practices as they relate to the transmission of power

Develop programmable logic controller (PLC) programs using Boolean algebra methods and computer software applications

Integrate electrical, programmable logic controller (PLC) and electronic hardware with motion control components

Instrument fluid power systems

Utilize data acquisition methods when analyzing fluid power application efficiency

Produce engineering drawings and schematics using American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and industry symbols and standards

Use applied physics to investigate power transmission methods

Collaborate with others to create a capstone project that utilizes the engineering portfolio concept

Career Opportunities

Industrial Maintenance Mechanics are employed in the die casting, plastics, food processing, printing, precision metal and woodworking industries. Coursework involves a broad curricula of industrial electricity, hydraulic and pneumatics and blueprint reading. Emphasis will be hands-on training repairing and testing of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 18 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I


FLPW1106Fluid Power Technology II



FLPW1150Pneumatic Components



FLPW1181Pumps and Actuators



FLPW1231Industrial Electricity I


FLPW1340Pneumatic Circuits and Air Logic


General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 18

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