Industrial Maintenance Technology

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Hands-on Experience in Industrial Maintenance

The Industrial Maintenance Technology program prepares students for a broad range of industrial maintenance related careers using industry guided curriculum combined with practical hands-on labs. 

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Kirkwood is the affordable option! We offer more than $3 million in scholarships every year. Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant.

Graduates of the Industrial Maintenance Technology program will be able to:

  • Perform applied math functions relating to an industrial environment.
  • Explain and apply industry skills and practices of electrical theory, circuits, and applications.
  • Explain and apply fluid power theory and application, including hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Perform wiring and programming common in primary and control circuit applications.
  • Perform mechanical procedures common in the industrial maintenance field.

  • Demonstrate safe work habits and maintain a safe working environment.

Completion of a program conference is required to be admitted to the program. You’ll learn more about the program as well as specific admissions requirements.

Program Costs

Industrial Maintenance Technology

School Year: 2024–25

Program Entry Semester: Fall

Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring Total
Credit Hours per Semester 17 16 12 16 13 74
In-State Tuition $3,689 $3,472 $2,604 $3,472 $2,821 $16,058
Technology Fee per Semester $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $250
Clinical Expenses (mileage, lodging, screenings, etc.) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Conferences/Seminars $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Course Resources (textbooks, software, etc.) $407 $350.25 $0 $451 $293 $1,501.25
Course/Section Fees $75 $70 $100 $45 $110 $400
Laptop (required devices) $1,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,200
Testing Fees $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Third Party Credentials $59 $0 $0 $0 $0 $59
Tool Sets $15 $0 $250 $0 $0 $265
Uniforms $5 $0 $100 $0 $0 $105
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Estimated Cost $5,500 $3,942.25 $3,104 $4,018 $3,274 $19,838.25 


Costs provided are estimated and based on the following current tuition rates: $217 (In-State), $290 (Out-of-State), $400 (International).

Fees and costs are subject to change. To view all costs associated with attending college visit our Tuition and Costs page.

Program Requirements

To get into the Industrial Maintenance Technology program, you must complete the following, in addition to Kirkwood’s steps to become a student:

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First year studies focus on the concept technologies that include, but are not limited to, basic electrical theory, motors and transformers, industrial controls and wiring, electrical print design and reading, industrial maintenance concepts (mechanical and electrical), applied physics, and mathematics.

During the second year, students are introduced to a broad range of industrial technologies and processes that are commonplace in today's industrial environments.

While in this program, students gain experience and skills in a variety of disciplines, such as basic construction and framing, plumbing, print reading, welding, fabrication, and light machining.

Our program prepares you for a broad-range of industrial maintenance-related careers including:

  • Maintenance electrician
  • Maintenance mechanic
  • Millwright
  • Commercial electrician
  • Plant mechanical technician

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Students in Kirkwood's Industrial Maintenance Technology program, as well as those pursuing the Electromechanical Technology Diploma or Industrial Maintenance Technology Certificate, are encouraged to join the Kirkwood chapter of SkillsUSA, a workforce development organization for students with nearly 400,000 members nationally. 

SkillsUSA is one of eight recognized members of the National Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student Organizations (NCC-CTSO). CTSOs are co-curricular groups that help students in career and technical education programs further their knowledge and skills by participating in activities, events, and competitions.

Industrial Automation Certificate

Electromechanical Technology Diploma*


*State and federal aid may be used for the diploma on its own or as part of the degree program above.

We provide quality tech training and hands-on skills based education for employment, personal and professional growth in the field of Industrial Maintenance.

Interested in Automation and Instrumentation Technologies?

The program is now a specific certificate track within the Industrial Maintenance Technology program. If you’re a current student and would like to obtain the Industrial Automation Certificate, please submit a major change to Industrial Maintenance Technology.


Industrial Technologies
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