If you’re looking to start a new career or are a veteran, an industrial maintenance program is your opportunity to be trained in a growing technology.
This major and certificate – developed through a collaboration with Stark State College and area manufacturing companies such as Alcoa – prepares you with essential skills for front-line industrial maintenance personnel in for a variety of jobs, including
- maintaining, troubleshooting and improving existing complex machines and industrials systems
- systems integration management, including conveying systems, multi-axis machines, robotic arms, and hydraulic and pneumatic lifts
- technology integration and process improvement by updating roust systems currently in place with newer technology.
Even though industrial maintenance mechanics earn a median hourly wage of more than $20, there is a lack of qualified candidates to fill open employment opportunities, and demand is growing.
In Ohio and surrounding states, for example, demand for skilled industrial maintenance workers has grown 232% from 2010-2016 while demand increased 160% nationally.*
With hands-on experience and training, you’ll have an opportunity for internships and job placement opportunities throughout Ohio.
*Bureau of Labor Market Information Office of Workforce Development, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Your pathway to a degree
You can start with an industrial maintenance certificate, taking classes that directly apply to the associate degree in industrial maintenance.
Industrial maintenance certificate
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