Maintenance Mechanic

We prepare "work-ready" students to obtain an entry level job as a Maintenance Mechanic. When you think mechanic, do you automatically picture some form of transportation? There is another form of mechanic that keeps manufacturing and industrial plants operating. The fast-growing manufacturing industry is diverse in the equipment used for operation, as well as the products manufactured. Maintenance Mechanics are in very high demand in the Central Valley in various industries such as food processing, equipment manufacturing, and logistics, among others.

During your time with us, you will gain knowledge in welding, machining, tools, measurement, industrial power transmission, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics, electric motor control and trouble shooting. We teach and train with real world equipment so you will be learning on what you will see in the workforce. With the completion of this program “work-ready” students are qualified to receive a Certificate and are prepared for a career in the growing field of industrial machine and equipment maintenance as a Maintenance Mechanic.

MMCTC-370: Machine Shop and Equipment Repair for Maintenance Mechanics

  • Demonstrate, through objective testing methods, satisfactory knowledge of the oxyacetylene and electric Mig welding processes for surface repairs, common hand tools, common threads and fasteners, parts and operation of the engine lathe, turret milling machine and drill press.
  • Adjust pressures and set the various types of flames used with an oxyacetylene welding outfit.
  • Correctly set the electric Mig welding machine for completing basic machinery repair using Mig welder.
  • Demonstrate proper shaft repair using electric Mig or additive oxyacetylene power spray welding equipment and engine lathe.
  • Perform basic operations on the engine lathe, turret milling machine and drill press by satisfactorily completing an assigned project and surface repairs which will include the basic operations.

MMCTC-371: Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Mechanical Drive Fundamentals for Maintenance Mechanics

  • Disassemble, inspect, and reassemble various fluid power components, discuss operations relative to the operations of the components.
  • Demonstrate, through objective testing methods, satisfactory knowledge of fluid power fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate, through objective testing methods, satisfactory knowledge of fluid power schematics and system troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrate, through testing methods, satisfactory knowledge of fluid power pumps, motors, cylinders, valves, , symbols and vocabulary, pipes and fittings, and oils and lubrication.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of belts, pulleys, gears and bearings through lectures and lab exercises and demonstration testing.

MMCTC-372: Electrical Fundamentals for Maintenance Mechanics

  • Interpret wiring schematics or ladder diagrams in order to correctly wire, troubleshoot and repair various electrical circuits.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of electricity fundamentals, motors, circuit types, variable frequency drives, schematic symbols and vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of electrical testing instruments.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory understanding and completion of industrial circuit troubleshooting.

  1. Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of electricity fundamentals, motors, circuit types, Variable Frequency Drives, schematics, symbols, electrical test instruments and vocabulary.
  2. Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of hydraulics/pneumatics fundamentals, schematics, pumps, actuators, valves, pipes and fittings, oils and lubrication.
  3. Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of oxyacetylene and arc welding processes, common hand tools, threads and fasteners, parts and operation of engine lathes, milling machines, drill presses and precision measuring tools.

The Maintenance Mechanic program enrollment has four starts in any given academic year. Three required courses are offered in a rotation, one after another. New students are enrolled at the beginning of each course start date based on the number of vacancies created by the students that have completed all three courses. Once students enroll in their first course and start the program, they must complete all three courses in a sequence.

The Maintenance Mechanic program is one of the programs that has a long waitlist and it can take up to 18 months to find a spot in the program. 

All courses have lecture and lab components. The lecture is offered asynchronously and students come to the campus to complete the lab portion of the course. Each course has two hours of lecture and four hours of lab every day.


Updated on 06.02.2023

Starting in the fall of 2023, two additional cohorts of the MMCTC program will be added to the schedule with third starting in October:

  • Morning Cohort (Fall 2023)
    • Duration: 08/07/2023 - 04/09/2024
    • Time: 7:00 AM - 12:50 pm
  • Afternoon Cohort (Fall 2023) 
    • Duration: 10/17/2023 - 06/20/2024
    • Time: 11:30 AM - 05:20 PM
  • Evening Cohort (Fall 2023)
    • Duration: 08/07/2023 - 04/09/2024
    • Time: 4:00 PM - 9:50 PM

Use the Course Search Tool to find out when the next course will be starting. 

  1. Submit the CTC - Programs Interest Form online
  2. Attend In-person Orientation offered every other Monday** at 9 am

**: Orientations are offered every other Monday on site. Check the CTC Homepage for next in-person orientation date.