Industrial & Facilities Maintenance

Industrial Automation Technician


One of the job skills gaps in America is the lack of employees trained & certified in Industrial & Facilities Maintenance, yet these jobs are good paying and the career path is very strong.  This program is designed to prepare students for highly technical maintenance jobs through a combination of classroom and hands on lab workshop experiences coupled with practical assignments back on the job.  Training focuses on high demand skill sets, building from basic concepts through advanced applications. 

Students will gain knowledge of the following:

  • Broad-spectrum Technician Proficiencies
  • Mechanical Drive Systems
  • Pneumatics & Hydraulics
  • Electrical & Electronic Motor Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Robotics & Factory Automation
  • Leadership & Facility Asset Management
The Industrial & Facilities Manitenance certificate is comprised of the following modules. Each module may be an exit point. Completion of the full Capstone Certificate is recommended for meaningful employment.

  • Broad-spectrum Technician Proficiencies
  • Pumps, Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • PLC and Electronic Motor Controls
  • Leadership & Maintenance Management
  • Capstone Certificate, Industrial & Facilities Maintenance

Additional Information

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Graduation Fee

Tuition & Fees

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Program Start Dates
2019: May 8, September 4
2020: January 8, May 6

Classroom Availability
M & W - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
*Students are required to complete 4 additional externship hours per week

Open Lab Hours
M - TH 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

610 S. Tech Ridge Dr. (Bldg. B) 

Steve Carwell

Steve Carwell

Steve Carwell, (BSEE), has spent several decades in various executive positions in the areospace, medical devices, industrial products and sporting goods industries. His management experience includes serving as CEO of a publicly traded medical device manufacturer as well as working for 3 Fortune 500 companies. He eventually founded Jadestone Consulting where he worked with client companies throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has a proven track record as CFO, International Business Manager, Director of Sales & Market Development, and Director of Operations with experience in Quality Control, Process Engineering, Project Management, ISO Regulatory Compliance, OSHA & FDA Compliance, Domestic and International Sales, Organizational Development, Technical Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma Implementation.

Office Hours:  
M-TH 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

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