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Basic Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance

The Basic Industrial Manufacturing certificate provides generalized knowledge of electrical, welding, manufacturing, and industrial processes. Program graduates gain the knowledge and skills to be general maintenance workers in a variety of industrial, manufacturing, utilities, telecommunications, and transportation settings. 



Industrial Mechanical Maintenance

Process Maintenance Technology


Admission Requirements

Basic Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance (BIMM) is an open enrollment program, meaning there is no criteria students must meet to be admitted. Students who are interested in enrolling in this program should complete our steps to enroll, which includes completing the free application for admission.

We encourage all prospective students to visit campus. We have several Explore Sandburg Open Houses throughout the year, or you can schedule a campus visit at your convenience.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights will see an employment growth of 5% from now to 2028. The increase in advanced machinery and automation, including the use of many computer-controlled machines, will require more trained mechanics and millwrights. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).


Potential Careers

Industrial Engineering Technicians

Industrial Production Managers



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Sample course schedule for the Basic Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance program

Sample schedule for Basic Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance


Program format

This program's courses are offered in face-to-face and blended formats. Blended formats include both in-person and online instruction.

Class formats

Sandburg offers courses in a variety of formats to best fit the needs of our students. To determine the formats for specific courses, please refer to our course schedule.

Regardless of the course format, it is highly recommended that students have access to a reliable computer with broadband internet. All courses use online resources and require students to access course information through mySandburg. Accessing courses through a phone is discouraged. Both campuses have open computer labs for student use.

Click here for a list of the class formats.


Basic Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance cost sheet



To apply for financial aid, visit our financial aid page for more information.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Contact the local office to inquire if you qualify for financial support. 

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  • Warren/Henderson County 1025 S. 2nd St, Monmouth, IL 309.734.4745
  • Knox County Bondi Building, 311 E. Main, Suite 612, Galesburg, IL 309.343.9832               
  • McDonough County 440 N. Lafayette, Macomb, IL 309.837.1280



Thanks to our generous donors, Carl Sandburg College Foundation is able to award over $100,000 each year in scholarship dollars to Sandburg students. High school, adult learners, and returning students - everyone is eligible to apply. Apply between October 1 and March 15 for the upcoming year. We encourage all students to apply. 

Meet the Instructors

Michael Conrad
Industrial Process Professions Adjunct Instructor

Ian Milligan
Welding & Industrial Process Professions Instructor

Lonnie Miller
Adjunct & GAVC Dual Credit Instructor

Julie Minor
CNC & Industrial Process Professions Adjunct Instructor


Department of Career and Technical Education
2400 Tom L Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401


Basic Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance Certificate Program Goals

Please reference the Carl Sandburg College Academic Catalog for additional information.