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Process Maintenance Technology

This Process Maintenance Technology degree program is designed for persons who want to prepare for employment as an industrial machinery mechanic, maintenance worker, or stationary engineer and boiler operator. The curriculum provides for a student to learn the skills which are necessary to industrial maintenance and gives the student to choose the track where their aptitude lies – electricity or welding.

For the technical courses in this program, students will participate in a lab component. During the lab hours, students will be placed on equipment and doing live, hands-on projects based on real-world tasks. During the last semester in the degree, students will have the opportunity to choose either a welding or electrical track. Depending on the student’s aptitude from prior courses in the program, students will know where their strengths lie and will choose accordingly which track will best fit their skills.



Basic Industrial Mechanical Maintenance Certificate

Industrial Mechanical Maintenance Certificate


Admission Requirements

Process Maintenance Technology is a two-year open enrollment program, meaning there are 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.

Career and technical programs/courses are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Title IX Coordinator: 309.341.5258. ADA/504 Coordinator: 309.341.5262.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates an increase of 5% in the employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights from now to 2028. The increase of automation, including the use of computer-controlled machines in factories and manufacturing plants, should increase the demand for machinery maintenance workers. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Potential Careers

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Sample course schedule for the Process Maintenance Technology program

Sample schedule for AAS Process Maintenance Technology



The courses in this program are offered face-to-face, blended, online, and through labs. During the lab hours, students will be placed on equipment and doing live, hands-on projects based on real-world tasks.


Process Maintenance Technology 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

Jeffrey Kellogg
Basic Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance 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

Process Maintenance Technology

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