What is Industrial Maintenance Technology?
Industrial Maintenance Technology involves keeping industrial systems working.
In this program, you'll gain:
- An understanding of the opportunities in manufacturing
- Good safety practices
- Pride in workmanship
- The principles and accepted practices of the maintenance trade
Technicians are the people who work with machines. They troubleshoot, calibrate, repair, re-program, and maintain them.
Graduates have held positions in factories, hospitals, hotels, and more. They need multi-skilled maintenance personnel like you!
Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship
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Continuing Your Education After Your AAS Degree
Once you have experience in the field, many of you will be ready to grow into a team leader or engineering role. In some cases, an AAS may suffice for your education. But, a bachelor’s degree is often required to “get you a seat at the table.” However, this does not have to be a BS in Engineering. It could be a BS in a related area.
In most companies, you do not need a BS in engineering to be an engineer. An engineer, in most circumstances, is an applications specialist. They build machines out of pre-made parts. They specialize in one part of a system (Like PLC programming, robotics, or VFD systems). Or supports maintenance technicians by working to improve systems & prevent failures. These roles do not need engineering degrees. A BA or BS in a business-related field will often qualify you for these roles. And, it is far easier to complete these degrees than a BS in engineering.
There are many advanced degrees available to BCTC AAS graduates. Many colleges would love to have you join their programs!
High Bay Dress Code
Because of safety and other concerns in the High Bay Area of BCTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Center in Georgetown, a dress code has been established and will be enforced. This dress code has been established with the approval of the college's administration.
What are my career choices?
- Automation Technician
- Programmable Logic Controls Technician
- Robotics Technician
- Industrial Automation Technician
- Industrial Maintenance Troubleshooting
- Variable Frequency Drive Technician
- Motor Controls Technician
The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.