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Mechanical and Fluid Power Maintenance 
Certificate
Curriculum code 1275
Course Requirements Gainful Employment Information


This program prepares students in three areas important to maintenance personnel, including communications, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and fluid power systems. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment in facility maintenance, service maintenance and production maintenance fields.

The program combines classroom instruction with considerable hands-on experience in the Center for Contemporary Technology on campus. You will work on the same type of equipment that is used by business and industry today.

This program is intended to lead to employment. If you are considering transferring to a four-year college or university using the courses from this program, make an appointment with an academic advisor to review your options.

Nature of Work—Under general supervision, graduates maintain facilities and equipment in a production or monitoring system, and repair and adjust equipment within a system to keep it operating at optimum levels.

Related Job Titles—Fluid-power mechanic, mechanical technician, millwright, industrial mechanic, maintenance machinist.

Employment Outlook—Employment of industrial machinery mechanics and millwrights is expected to grow 6 percent from 2008 to 2018. Median hourly wages of industrial machinery mechanics were $20.99 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $16.87 and $25.82. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $13.63, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $31.40.

Machinery maintenance workers earned somewhat less than the higher skilled industrial machinery mechanics. Median hourly wages of machinery maintenance workers were $17.69 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $13.75 and $22.82. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $10.83, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $28.10. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2011

For job and internship listings and job search assistance, contact the Job Resource Center, Student Services Center, S202, at (708) 974-5737. www.morainevalley.edu/jrc. 

 
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