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Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certificate

Do you want a hands-on career working with machines? Check out San Juan College's Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certificate program. You'll be able to find a high-paying, in-demand career maintaining equipment.

You can complete SJC's certificate program in as little as one year. Learn how to diagnose and repair machines so they can work efficiently. Practice using our advanced equipment and learn from our experienced professors. When you graduate, you'll be ready for an entry-level job in fields from manufacturing to mining. 

Why Complete the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certificate Program?

Industrial maintenance mechanics play an essential role in factories and plants. By completing a certificate program, you'll learn how to prevent and address problems with machinery and equipment. Practice using precision tools and welding techniques. Study important topics such as:

  • Hydraulics
  • Lubrication
  • Mechanical drives
  • Pumps

As our economy relies more on machinery and automation, workers in this field are in high demand. By earning the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certificate, you'll have the skills you need for an entry-level job in various industries. 

Why Earn an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certificate at San Juan College?

Expert Training in One Year

At SJC, you can complete the certificate to become an industrial maintenance mechanic in as little as one year. Our experienced instructors will teach you about the latest equipment and systems so you can be job-ready. Plus, our facilities have over $5 million in state-of-the-art industrial equipment. That means you can get firsthand experience that will set you apart from other job candidates.

Diversity and Support

At SJC, we want to provide opportunities for all students to find jobs that fit their needs and financial goals. We make it a point to create diverse, supportive classrooms where all feel welcome to learn, make mistakes, and grow. We are proud that 24% of the students in our program are women, and 48% are Native American. Our compassionate staff and welcoming environment make our Industrial Maintenance Mechanic program an encouraging place for students to study and thrive.

Affordable Option

Because of SJC's low tuition rates, our Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certificate program is a great investment for your future. Our rigorous, hands-on education will give you confidence and help you find the right job. Find out if you can get your degree tuition-free through the NM Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships.

What You'll Learn in the Certificate Program

At SJC, you'll build the real-world skills you need to become an industrial maintenance mechanic. Study in classrooms and perfect your skills with our advanced equipment. You'll be ready to start an entry-level job in as little as one year.

In your courses, you will study:

  • Hydraulics
  • Lubrication systems
  • Mechanical drives and vibration analysis
  • Rigging tools and techniques
  • Pumps and piping systems
  • Safety in industrial maintenance
  • Shaft alignment
  • Welding

Certificate Curriculum

Careers and Outcomes

There is currently a large and growing demand for industrial maintenance mechanics. Factories, plants, and other facilities need workers to keep machines running optimally to provide goods and services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment for industrial machinery mechanics to grow 16 percent from 2021 to 2031. This is much faster than average for all occupations.

Because companies need more workers, graduates of SJC's Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certificate program receive high-paying offers. Many also continue their education in apprenticeships with their new company.

As an industrial maintenance mechanic, you can work in many different industries, such as:

  • Food and beverage manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Natural gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power generation
  • Semiconductors
  • Water treatment

Previous graduates of SJC's Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certificate program have gone on to work for:

  • Chevron
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Phillips 66

Next Steps

To enroll in the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certificate courses, you must first apply to San Juan College. It's easy, and you can apply online at any time!

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If you are already a student at San Juan College, talk to your advisor about our Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Certificate program.

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Phone: (505) 566-3320

West Classroom Complex,
Room 1911

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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