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Nunez Community College

Industrial Technology (PTEC) and Industrial Maintenance

Industrial Maintenance Technicians design, install, operate, maintain, and repair complex industrial machinery. They diagnose and solve equipment problems using a wide array of skills, including: tool expertise, error analysis, machinery upkeep, small-scale fabrication , and electrical work. Industrial Maintenance Technicians are educated in safety procedures in order to endure the success of production in industries.

Students interested in this field have three different options to choose from: 

  • Technical Competency Area (TCA): Industrial Technology 
  • Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS): Industrial Maintenance
  • Technical Diploma: Industrial Maintenance 
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS): Industrial Technology/PTEC

With a Certificate of Technical Studies in Industrial Maintenance, graduates can work in industrial/petrochemical plant maintenance with the potential to earn an average of $24,601 to $41,515, annually.

The Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology or PTEC prepares students to become process technicians and operators who control and monitor systems that keep plants running efficiently and safely.

Depending on the industry, Associate of Applied Science program graduates earn an average of $36,172 to $58,800 annually and up to $70,000 per year. 

Our Industrial Technology Technical Competency Area (TCA) gives students who complete the program an OSHA 30 Safety Credential and the skills to secure entry-level positions with a Plant Maintenance Contractor.

For more information about this education and career path please see the North American Process Technology Alliance website.

Visit the Nunez Community College Catalog Page for more information including Semester Calendars, Tuition and Fee Schedules, and Course Descriptions.