Mechanical Maintenance Technician Courses

COM’s program prepares students for a wide variety of duties, such as preventative maintenance, making machinery adjustments and repairing equipment using blueprints, sketches, diagrams and a variety of tools. Employment can be found in a variety of industrial settings such as petrochemical, energy exploration, manufacturing and productions, machine shop, power plants and construction sites.

The need for qualified mechanical maintenance technicians (also referred to as industrial machinery mechanic, maintenance worker or millwright) in the Gulf Coast region is anticipated to grow by 41.5 percent by 2020. The median hourly wage is $23.23, with entry-level positions starting below that rate. (Source: Workforce Solutions, 2014).

Mechanical Maintenance Technician – Basic Certificate

Number Course Hours Cost
INMT 1005

Introduction to Industrial Maintenance

This course demonstrates the basic mechanical skills and repair techniques common to most fields of industrial maintenance. Topics include using precision measuring instruments and the safety rules common in industry, including lock-out/tag-out.

65 $480/$485
TECM 1001

Industrial Mathematics

This course teaches math skills applicable to industrial occupations. It includes fraction and decimal manipulation, measurement, percentages and problem-solving techniques for equations and ratio/proportion applications.

65 $475/$480
POFT 1006

Job Search and Employment Skills

Students will obtain skills required to obtain a job and will complete a standard employment application, demonstrate interviewing skills and discuss the job search process.

40 $285/290
MCHN 1002

Print Reading for Machine Trades & Rigging

Students will study blueprints for machining trades with an emphasis on machine drawings. Topics will include identifying the elements of machine drawings; interpreting the dimensions, tolerances and geometric aspects of blueprints; explaining geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) symbols and their meanings; identifying the safety concerns associated with lifting loads; rigging a load for lifting; performing a safety check before a load is lifted; and identifying the equipment required to make a lift. Prerequisites: TECM-1001 and INMT-1005

65 $475/$480
WLDG 1021

Metallurgy and Welding Fundamentals

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of the equipment used in oxy-fuel and arc welding, including welding and cutting safety, basic oxy-fuel welding and cutting, basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy. Prerequisite: Basic MMT Certificate TECM 1001, INMT 1005

65 $475/$480
MCHN 1038

Basic Machine Shop I

This course provides an introduction to machine shop theory, math, terminology, basic bench work and part layout using a variety of tools. It also teaches how and when to use machine tools, such as band saws, grinders, drill presses, lathes and mills. Prerequisites: TECM 1001, INMT 1005 and MCHN 1002

65 $475/$480

After completing the Mechanical Maintenance Basic Certificate, students will choose to follow either the Machinist or Mechanical Maintenance Technician training track.

Mechanical Maintenance Technician – Intermediate Certificate

Prerequisite: Mechanical Maintenance Technician – Basic Certificate

Number Course Hours Cost
MCHN 2005

Millwright III – Bearings, Seals & Couplings

This course is an introduction to bearings and seals. It focuses on the design and installation of seals, bearings and couplings. Prerequisites: Basic MMT Certificate

65 $475/$480
MCHN 2007

Millwright IV – Lubrication, Valves & Pumps

This course is a study in the recognition and application of various types of pumps. It will focus on troubleshooting, repairing and installing pumps. Prerequisites: Basic MMT Certificate

65

$475/$480

MCHN 2012

Millwright V–Gear Boxes, Chain & Belt Drives

This course teaches the recognition and application of gearboxes, and it reviews drive installations using chain and belt drives. This course will focus on troubleshooting, repairing and installing gearboxes, chain drives and belt drives. Prerequisites: Basic MMT Certificate

65 $475/$480
INMT 2003

Pumps, Compressors and Mechanical Drives

Students will study the theory and operations of various types of pumps and compressors. Topics include mechanical power transmission systems including gears, v-belts and chain drives. Prerequisites: Basic MMT Certificate

65 $475/$480

Mechanical Maintenance Technician – Advanced Certificate

Prerequisite: Mechanical Maintenance Technician – Basic and Intermediate Certificates

Number Course Hours Cost
MCHN 2014

Millwright VI – Reciprocating, Centrifugal Compressors and Blowers

This course is a study of the design, operation and application of fans, blowers and compressors. Topics will emphasize the relationships and differences between types of pneumatic equipment as well as troubleshooting, repairing and installing fans, blowers and compressors. Prerequisites: Basic and Intermediate MMT Certificates

65 $475/$480
MCHN 2016

Millwright VII – Turbines

This course is a study in the operational principles of turbines, the types of turbines and the troubleshooting and repair of turbine equipment. The course will also review the installation of turbine systems. Prerequisites: Basic and Intermediate MMT Certificates

65 $475/$480
MCHN 2018

Millwright VIII – Alignment and Vibration

This course is an introduction to equipment alignment techniques and procedures. The course will focus on skill development in collinear alignment using both the conventional method of alignment and the reverse dial indicator method. This course will also introduce the student to laser shaft alignment. Prerequisites: Basic and Intermediate MMT Certificates

65 $475/$480

Mechanical Maintenance – Marketable Skills Achievement Award

Number Course Hours Cost
INMT 1005

Introduction to Industrial Maintenance

This course demonstrates the basic mechanical skills and repair techniques common to most fields of industrial maintenance. Topics include using precision measuring instruments and the safety rules common in industry, including lock-out/tag-out.

65 $475/$480
TECM 1001

Industrial Mathematics

This course teaches math skills applicable to industrial occupations. It includes fraction and decimal manipulation, measurement, percentages and problem-solving techniques for equations and ratio/proportion applications.

65

$457/$480

MCHN 1002

Print Reading for Machine Trades and Rigging

Students will study blueprints for machining trades with an emphasis on machine drawings. Topics will include identifying the elements of machine drawings; interpreting the dimensions, tolerances and geometric aspects of blueprints; explaining geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) symbols and their meanings; identifying the safety concerns associated with lifting loads; rigging a load for lifting; performing a safety check before a load is lifted; and identifying the equipment required to make a lift. Prerequisites: TECM-1001 and INMT-1005

65

$457/$480

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