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Process Maintenance Technology

The Process Maintenance Technology degree program helps you prepare for employment as an industrial machinery mechanic, maintenance worker, stationary engineer or boiler operator. You'll learn industrial maintenance skills and be able to choose the best track for you — electricity or welding.

Technical courses in this program include a lab component. During the lab hours, you will use equipment for live, hands-on projects based on real-world tasks. During the last semester in the degree, you'll have the opportunity to choose either a welding or electrical track. Depending on the your aptitude from prior courses in the program, you can choose which track best fits your skills.



Basic Industrial Mechanical Maintenance Certificate

Industrial Mechanical Maintenance Certificate


Admission requirements

The Process Maintenance Technology is a two-year open-enrollment program, meaning there isn't any criteria students must meet for admission. If you're interested in enrolling in this program, 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. For more information, contact the Title IX coordinator at 309.341.5258 or the ADA/504 coordinator at 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

Maintenance and repair workers, general

Chemical technicians

Mechanical engineering technologists

Industrial engineering technicians  

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Sample course schedule for the Process Maintenance Technology program

View a 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 use equipment to perform live, hands-on projects based on real-world tasks.


View the 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)  helps 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 see if you qualify for financial support. 

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

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.