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Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics

at Riverland Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 70
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Are you someone who likes challenges and can think under pressure?

This Riverland program is one of a kind in Minnesota. Machines are getting more costly to maintain and good maintenance workers play a major role in cost control. Students will receive training in the maintenance and repair of industrial equipment including operation of lathes, mills, drills and small tools used for machine repair. Our programs also focus on hydraulics, pneumatics, piping, sheet metal, electrical, bearings and seals, blueprint reading, preventative/predictive maintenance, safety and welding. Welding classes include gas, ARC, tig and wirefeed.

This program includes preparation for boiler exams. In the first year, you will prepare for a special engineer license exam. Upon successful completion of this exam, students start clocking hours with actual operation of an in-house boiler. In the second year, students will be qualified to apply for and take the Second Class high pressure boiler exam. After graduating, students will hold a Minnesota Steam Engineer Second Class License Grade A or B license.

Students will also receive training in the field of predictive/preventative maintenance which will include the use of thermography, laser alignment and vibration analysis. This equipment is used by companies to reduce or eliminate costly machine failures.

The Industrial Maintenance & Mechanics program is an ideal choice for students with good mechanical aptitude who take pride in their workmanship. Students can count on plenty of individual attention from instructors with extensive work experience.

NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) Accreditation www.nims-skills.org

Program Locations

  • Riverland Community College, Albert Lea 56007

Labor Market Information

  • Elevator Installers and Repairers

  • Median wage: $40.93/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics

  • Median wage: $25.21/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Millwrights

  • Median wage: $24.32/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Control and Valve Installers and Repairers

  • Median wage: $32.85/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Machinery Maintenance Workers

  • Median wage: $19.73/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Refractory Materials Repairers

  • Median wage: $22.75/hour
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
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Riverland Community College
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave. N.W. Austin, MN 55912 Toll-Free: (800) 247-5039 Local: (507) 433-0820 TTY: (800) 627-3529