Engineering Technology – Maintenance Technician Specialization
Associate in Science
This program prepares you for a career as an Industrial Maintenance Technician. You will be instructed in electrical/electronic principles, basic mechanic fundamentals, robotics and machine repair to prepare you for the demands of maintaining and troubleshooting high-tech manufacturing equipment. To be successful in this industry, you should have an interest in working with your hands, as well as enjoy the challenges of programming and troubleshooting electrical and mechanical equipment. The core of the program has been aligned with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) certificate, and completing the program gives students eligibility to take the MSSC’s Certified Production Technician exam.
- 60 Credits
- 2-Year program
- CNC Machinist/Fabricator (CCC)
- Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CCC)
- Digital Manufacturing Specialist (CCC)
- Engineering Technology Support Specialist (CCC)
- Rapid Prototyping Specialist (CCC)
Employment of industrial engineering technicians is expected to grow at the same rate as mechanical engineering technicians, with a median pay being $48,201 per year, or $23.18 per hour. The growing emphasis on cost control through increasing efficiency will keep up demand for industrial engineering technicians. Employment of electrical and electronics engineering technicians will experience less growth through 2018, with a median pay being $49,550 per year, or $23.82 per hour. There are numerous career opportunities for those who can master new software and technology, as well as traditional manual skills. The median pay is $50,110 per year, or $24.09 per hour. Job titles include: Engineering Technologist, Production Technician, Computer Aided Design (CAD) operator, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operators, Electrical Engineering Technology Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technology Technician, and Aerospace Technology Technician. Job titles and average hourly salary rates include: Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technician $18.42, Electrical & Electronic, Drafter $16.17 and Mechanical Engineering Technician $18.35.
Average or Median Salary
$48,201 – $50,110