The Industrial Building Engineering and Maintenance diploma provides students with a multi-discipline education in building and machine maintenance technologies. This program will educate the student in various aspects of boiler operation, maintenance carpentry, heating and cooling applications, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial electrical and motor control systems, machine-tool processes, welding, fluid conductor application, CAD operation, machine repair and troubleshooting practices.

Career Opportunities

The maintenance field is one that offers consistence and long-term employment opportunities. The maintenance of buildings and machines is a vital and ever-present task at all industrial facilities. Career opportunities exist in small and large companies and employment can be found in local as well as in the national markets. The maintenance technician will find jobs that include any or all of these duties: repair and maintenance of the inside and outside of the facility, carpentry, boiler operation, the preservation of heating and air conditioning systems, up-keep of material handling equipment and preventative maintenance and repair of manufacturing machines and related equipment.

Award Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and implement OSHA safety regulations.
  • Demonstrate teamwork.
  • Apply electrical concepts as they relate to the installation and troubleshooting analysis of N.E.M.A. and I.E.C. industrial electrical equipment.
  • Develop the skills necessary to braze and solder fluid conductors.
  • Develop drawings by using a personal computer and computer aided design (CAD) software.
  • Interpret blueprints, drawings and schematics.
  • Utilize calculations as they relate to the design of fluid power systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.
  • Complete the Environmental Protection Agency certification to handle refrigerants.
  • Develop programs for programmable logic controllers that meet industry standards.
  • Demonstrate carpentry finishing skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrate the ability to construct floor and wall component systems.
  • Operate welding tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform welding techniques.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform material handling techniques.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 38 Credits
General Education Requirements 5 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 1 Credits
  • Any FLPW, MACH, METS, PLST, -or- WLDG course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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