The Industrial Maintenance program prepares students to diagnose and resolve industrial equipment problems using diagnostic assessment skills and core troubleshooting skills. Students will be capable of diagnosing and maintaining HVAC, Boiler systems including advanced automation that include disciplines such as fluid power, mechanical power transmission and electrical automation. Students completing this program will find careers as maintenance repair technicians, electrical maintenance technicians, power plant control room operators, or industrial maintenance technicians.  The associate’s degree also prepares students to move into a maintenance supervision role in their career.

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This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

Learn more here and here about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

This program has a curriculum change and title change pending approval from the Ohio Department of Education for Fall 2023.  Once ODHE approval is received, the catalog will be updated to reflect the new title & program sequence

Related Degrees and Certificates

Related Training and Credentials

Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • ENG-0995 Applied College Literacies or appropriate score on English Placement Test. 
  • MATH-0910 Basic Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra or qualified Math Placement. 

Other Information

  • Options available in Integrated Systems Maintenance - Fluid Power and Programmable Logic Controllers, Environmental Systems Maintenance - Boiler, HVAC, and Welding.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Identify, select, and operate appropriate test equipment and tools, and interpret test results to solve problems in a controlled environment.
  2. Use team skills to collaborate and perform in a professional and workman like fashion in a diverse workforce and a dynamic environment to meet organizational goals and objectives.
  3. Apply appropriate Math, Science, and computer skills to support installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.
  4. Demonstrate effective comprehension and communication skills through listening, writing and speaking about problems, processes, and procedures to supervisors, team members, and management.
  5. Diagnose and resolve equipment problems by utilizing good technical assessment skills that include planning, reliability, logical thinking, ability to use drawings, schematics and documentation, and a solid understanding of electrical maintenance theory and principles.
  6. Work with a safety-focuses mindset and follow industry safety standards, local regulations, and company policies and procedures.
  7. Apply the fundamentals of electrical/electronic skills including wiring methods, motor controls, National Electric Code, troubleshooting and print reading and exhibit base knowledge in advanced skills such as PLC’s, electronics and digital applications, robotics, and process controls.
  8. Employ cross-functional skills to differentiate between thermal, mechanical, fluid and electrical power systems, and isolate and resolve breakdown(s).

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ISET-1301 Mechanical/Electrical Print Reading (1st 8 weeks) 3
ISET-1410 Applied Electricity I (1st 8 weeks) 3
ISET-1420 Applied Electricity II (2nd 8 weeks) 3
ISET-1320 Fundamentals of Fluid Power (2nd 8 Weeks) 2
MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics 3
ENG-1010 College Composition I 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
COMM-1000 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication 3
ISET-2200 Industrial Motor Controls (1st 8 weeks) 3
ISET-2240 Applied National Electric Code (1st 8 weeks) 3
ISET-2210 Commercial Wiring (2nd 8 weeks) 3
ISET-1340 Industrial Piping and Tubing (2nd 8 Weeks) 2
IT-1090 Computer Applications 3
 Credit Hours17
Third Semester
ISET-1450 Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning/Refrigeration I (1st 8 weeks) 2
ISET-1460 Fundamental Boiler Technology (1st 8 weeks) 3
ISET-2450 Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning/Refrigeration II (2nd 8 Weeks) 2
ISET-2460 Applied Boiler Technology (2nd 8 Weeks) 2
BADM-1050 Professional Success Strategies 3
ENG-2151 Technical Writing 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
ISET-1310 Mechanical Power Transmission (1st 8 Weeks) 2
ISET-2500 Programmable Logic Controllers Maintenance I (1st 8 Weeks) 3
ISET-2990 Reliability Centered Maintenance (2nd 8 Weeks) 3
PSY-1050 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
DEGR-XXXX (Arts and Humanities/Natural Science Elective) 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours63

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.