The Industrial Maintenance Technology program at Somerset Community College offers
students a comprehensive, action-based technical education program. This program
was designed to give the student the knowledge and skills needed to safely and efficiently
perform the maintenance tasks that are necessary to maintain the machinery and associated
equipment that are common to local industry.
An understanding of the requirements and opportunities in maintenance, good safety
practices, pride in workmanship, and an understanding of the principles and accepted
practices of the maintenance trade are covered in this program. Students are trained
to hold positions in factories, automated manufacturing facilities, energy production
plants, stamping facilities, hospitals, etc., where multi-skilled maintenance personnel
are needed. Included are courses in industrial electricity, motor controls, programmable
logic controllers, welding, general maintenance, fluid power, metal fabrication, and
machine tool. Progression in the Industrial Maintenance Technology program is contingent
upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each technical course and maintenance
of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).
What are my career choices?
The Industrial Maintenance Technology program at Somerset Community College was designed
to prepare entry level multi-skilled industrial technicians wishing to pursue a career
in the field of industrial manufacturing equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, and
repair. Successful graduates in the program should be able to maintain and prepare
production equipment in the areas of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
The program offers a 67 credit-hour Associate in Applied Science degree as well as
a diploma and 8 certificate options.
The program incorporates 21 credit hours in general studies, 28 credit hours in the
major core of industrial maintenance and 18 hours of electives that will allow the
students to acquire a broad exposure to the industrial maintenance field.
The electives allow students and employers to customize a program to meet their specific
needs. The electives may be taken in a broad array of classes including, but not
limited to, maintenance machining, presswork and die maintenance, programmable logic
controllers, and electrohydraulics.
Program offered at the Somerset Campus and Laurel Campus. Please contact the program
coordinator for more information.
Industrial Maintenance Technology was recently listed by KCTCS in the 2010-2016 Strategic
Plan as a High Wage / High Demand job!
Somerset Community College now offers two credentials in the areas of Presswork and
Die Maintenance. With these certificates, graduates are prepared for entry level employment
as a Presswork and Die Maintenance technician in a stamping facility. Currently, SCC
is the only college in Kentucky offering these credentials.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are offered the opportunity to gain national
certification through the AMTEC and NOCTI end of program assessments.
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time
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.