Maintenance Mechanic

We prepare "work-ready" students to obtain an entry level job as Maintenance Mechanic. Maintenance Mechanics are employed by a variety of industries and are in high-demand. Our students receive hands-on training on industrial equipment very similar to the equipment they would be using in the industry to ensure they add value from day one.

This program provides training in oxyacetylene, stick, MIG, TIG welding, machining, lathe, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, mechanical, use of power tools, and equipment. Completion of this program will prepare students for a career in industrial machine and equipment maintenance.

  • MMCTC-370: Fundamentals of Welding and Machine Shop
    • Correctly set the welding equipment for completing the basic arc and gas welds.
    • Satisfactorily make the basic welded joints in both oxyacetylene and electric arc welding.
    • Satisfactorily cut both thick and thin materials using an oxyacetylene cutting torch.
    • Perform basic operations on the engine lathe, turret milling machine and drill press by satisfactorily completing an assigned project which will include the basic machine operations.
    • Demonstrate, through objective testing methods, knowledge of the oxyacetylene and electric arc welding processes, common hand tools, common threads and fasteners, parts and operation of the engine lathe, turret milling machine and drill press.
  • MMCTC-371: Fundamentals of Hydraulics and Pneumatics
    • Demonstrate, through objective testing methods, knowledge of hydraulic/pneumatic fundamentals.
    • Demonstrate, through objective testing methods, knowledge of schematics and system troubleshooting.
    • Demonstrate, through objective testing methods, knowledge of pumps, motors, cylinders, valves, pipes and fittings, and oils and lubricants.
    • Disassemble, inspect, and reassemble various hydraulic components, discuss operations relative to the operations of the components.
    • Construct operating hydraulic and pneumatic systems from schematics.
  • MMCTC-372: Electrical Fundamentals
    • Interpret wiring schematics in order to correctly wire various electrical circuits.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of electricity fundamentals, motors, circuit types, variable frequency drives, schematic symbols and vocabulary.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of belts and pulleys, bearings and seals.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of electrical testing instruments.

  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 three starts in any given academic year. Three 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 into 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 student 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. 

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 CTC - Online Orientation offered online on Mondays** at 9 am