Industrial Maintenance Millwright
Associate Degree

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Why Choose the Industrial Maintenance Training at NCC?

The Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Maintenance Millwright program equips you with the knowledge and experience to work on production machinery such as robots, material handling systems, paper and plastic process equipment, and pneumatic and hydraulically controlled systems.

Graduate ready to install and maintain pharmaceutical packagers, food and beverage manufacturing equipment, and most machines controlled with programmable logic controllers.

Graduate Career Ready

Gain the technical expertise and hands-on experience that local and national manufacturers are looking for. By using industry-standard tools and equipment at NCC, you impress employers in entry-level roles and demonstrate the know-how to elevate your career.


Flexible Part-/Full-Time Learning

Earn your credentials at a pace that works for you on our Bethlehem campus in Pennsylvania! NCC’s industrial maintenance degree courses are offered in day and evening formats, and you can choose to study full-time to graduate in 2 years or part-time so you can work while you learn.

What Will You Learn in the AAS in Industrial Maintenance Millwright Program?

In NCC’s maintenance technician training, you’ll become proficient in basic electrical, mechanical, and welding skills. You’ll also learn about and gain experience in specific areas of expertise such as motor controls, fluid power, mechanical mechanisms, programmable logic controllers, industrial networks, fundamental stick welding, and GTAW and semi-automatic welding. These practical skills will make you a prime candidate for high-demand manufacturing jobs.

Program Details

Semesters: 4

Credits: 68

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Locations: Bethlehem

Program Overview:

The industrial maintenance degree covers essentials like technical mathematics, electrical fundamentals, and mechanical skills for the trades in your first semester. Throughout the program, you build on these principles in areas like process control, welding processes, electrical wiring, mechanical components, fluid power, control systems, and more.

To increase your professional potential, you may choose to add more automation training to your industrial maintenance skillset. Complete a second associate degree in electromechanical technology with just 18 additional credits (1-2 semesters).

What is Industrial Maintenance?

Industrial maintenance technicians are high-priority experts. These roles involve electrical and mechanical aspects of repairing and maintaining manual and automated machinery used in manufacturing. As an industrial maintenance technician, you service, maintain, install, and retrofit equipment for high-speed manufacturing that must run at peak capacity every day.

Career Opportunities

Maintenance technicians with top-tier training are in high demand. Many local employers and manufacturers across Pennsylvania endorse NCC’s industrial maintenance millwright program and hire our graduates.

Nationwide, the job outlook in this field is strong: the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 13% growth—much faster than average—in demand for industrial machinery mechanics over the next decade. The median salary in this profession is nearly $60,000 per year (over $28 per hour).

After graduation, you can work at construction and building maintenance companies; plumbing, pipefitting, and steamfitting operations; industrial equipment manufacturers; machine builders and industrial machinery mechanics; and food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and other hard goods manufacturers. Prepare for roles like:

  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Field Service Technician
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Building & Facilities Maintenance
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Millwright
  • Pipe Fitter

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