Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Mechanical Maintenance Technician

About the Career

Prepare to enter a high-paying field with growing opportunities with College of the Mainland’s Mechanical Maintenance Program.

Gulf Coast industries are investing billions of dollars in capital improvements throughout the Texas Gulf Coast area, and COM provides training that supports these industry demands.

Career Outlook

The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board projects that by 2022 opportunities for mechanical maintenance technicians, industrial machinery mechanics and millwrights will increase 41 percent. Certificate completers in the Mechanical Maintenance Technician Program may find employment in many industries:

  • Petrochemical and Refineries
  • Manufacturing and Production Facilities
  • Energy Exploration
  • Construction Sites
  • Machine and Fabrication Shops
  • Power Plants

About the COM Program

COM’s Mechanical Maintenance Technician Program equips students for a wide variety of skills, such as preventative maintenance, making machinery adjustments and repairing equipment using blueprints, hand and power tools. Students learn in hands-on classes and labs with state-of-the-art equipment.

Mechanical Maintenance Technician Courses and Certificates

How to Begin

New students must register in person at COM at the Continuing Education Office – Technical Vocational Building Suite 1475. Returning students may register in person or online at

Financial Aid

  • Texas Public Education Grants (TPEG) – this is a grant based on need.
  • Hazlewood Act – this assistance is available to veterans, their spouses and eligible children.
  • Workforce Solutions Workforce Investment Act – this assistance is based on financial need.



Success Stories

Mechanical maintenance student launches career before graduation

From a Student

"This is the best job I've ever had. The money and the benefits are awesome."

– Jose Hinojosa, COM student and second-class machinist at Sun Edison making $35.14 per hour

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