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Industrial Mechanical Maintenance

This Industrial Mechanical Maintenance certificate is a program designed for persons who want to prepare for initial or improved employment in the industry mechanical area. The curriculum provides for a student to learn the basic principles and skills which are necessary to industrial maintenance, such as drafting/blueprint reading, electricity, hydraulics and pneumatics, machine tool, mathematics and fundamentals of welding. 

The Industrial Mechanical Maintenance certificate is the first year of the Process Maintenance Technology degree.


Pathway to other Programs 

Basic Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance certificate

Process Maintenance Technology degree


Admissions Requirements

Industrial Mechanical Maintenance certificate 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

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Sample course schedule for the Industrial Mechanical Maintenance program

Sample schedule for Industrial Mechanical Maintenance


Program Format

The program offers face-to-face class classes. Some courses may be blended, meaning some online work is required. 


Industrial Mechanical 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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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

Jacob 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



Industrial Mechanical Maintenance

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