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Industrial Maintenance Technician
The VWCC Workforce intensive Industrial Maintenance Technician Program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need to be successful as industrial maintenance technicians in a manufacturing setting.
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The Industrial Maintenance Technician Program consists of 4 courses taught in approximately 6 months total.
Course 1: Basic Manufacturing Skills
Basic Manufacturing Skills is the first course of a 4-course Industrial Maintenance Technician Program and sequence of classes.
- 112 hours / 4 hours per session
- 3 sessions per week
- 28 sessions over 9 weeks
Credentials: Manufacturing Skills Institute Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) Certificate
Course 2: Manufacturing Maintenance
This Manufacturing Maintenance course is the second course to the 4-course Industrial Maintenance Technician Program. Details are included below.
- 120 hours / 4 hours per session
- 3 sessions per week except when taking Welding
- 30 sessions over 11-12 weeks
Credentials: OSHA 10 card, Siemens Mechatronics Systems Program (SMSCP) Level 1Certificate, Bennett Mechanical Assessment
Course 3: Welding - FCAW*
Students will learn Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW) methods. FCAW processes allow for high quality, versatility, out-of-position welding capability. FCAW processes are used by manufacturers, industry and in construction.
- 30 hours
Credentials: American Welding Society, FCAW Qualification, D1.1 Structural Bridge Code
Course 4: Welding - GMAW*
Students will learn Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) methods. GMAW processes are used by industry, maintenance repair and hobbyists. GMAW is fast and economical and is used for welding thin-gauge metal as well as heavy plate.
- 30 hours
Credentials: American Welding Society, GMAW Qualification
*Students will need to purchase equipment estimating $150 prior to Welding class: Wire Pliers, Helmet, GMAW Gloves, Safety Glasses, Steel-Toes Boots and Welding Jacket
Career Path & Funding Assistance:
Amanda Decker: 540-857-6279
Melissa Marcus: 540-857-6820
Location: Thomas Center - Ground Floor
3074 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015