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Industrial Maintenance Mechanics


Interested in workforce training for a career in Industrial Maintenance (IM)?
Our Bill J. Priest (BJP) campust offers an IM program that prepares students for a successful career. IM courses develop skills such as Basic Blueprint Reading, Introduction to IM, Safety Training and more.

Basic Millwright II, Machine Tool Repair, Basic Blue Print Reading, Modern industrial plants and factories house a wide range of mechanical equipment and machinery. All of this equipment requires installation, maintenance, and repair. The Industrial Maintenance Mechanics program is 340-hour intensive training and prepares you for an entry-level position as an industrial maintenance mechanic and other related positions. Technical instruction and hands-on training on industrial production equipment gives students the skills necessary to begin a well-paying and rewarding career. Skills include machine repair, maintenance welding, blue print reading, safety training and troubleshooting. Safety classes are taught by an OSHA certified trainer and students receive completion cards at the end of the training. For more information, please call 214-860-5900.
Industrial Maintenance: Beginner
Rubric Number Course Name Clock Hours
OSHT 1000 OSHA Basic Safety and Health 30
DFTG 1025 Blue Print Reading and Sketching 58
INMT 1003 Industrial Maintenance Technology, Basic 48
INMT 1005 Introduction to Industrial Maintenance 48
MCHN 1038 Basic Machine Shop 108
WLDG 1015 Maintenance Welding 48
Total 340

The wide variety of skills acquired through the Industrial Maintenance program will be extremely beneficial since the brightest employment outlook is for generalists, not specialists. Also, advanced training is offered to students who desire to increase their knowledge and experience. These programs assist in building students’ skills in areas, such as, shop mathematics, basic blue print reading, welding, layout and fabrication, and best practices in the field.

When can I start? Flexible entry/exit. Call 214-860-5900 for more details.

When do I attend classes? Start date and days are flexible.
Call for more details on class schedule.

Who pays for the training? Financial assistance may be available. Call for more information.
Industrial Maintenance: Intermediate
Rubric Number Course Name Clock Hours
OSHT 1016 Machine Tool Repair 128
DFTG 1041 Basic Machine Shop II 144
INMT 1017 Industrial Maintenance Technology, Basic 86
Total 358
Industrial Maintenance: Advanced
Rubric Number Course Name Clock Hours
MCHN     1025 Millwright I 98
MCHN     1027 Basic Millwright II 96
MCHN     1029 Millwright II 100
WLDG 1053 Intermediate Layout and Fabrication 64
Total 358
Program Cost
Industrial Maintenance: Beginner $2,408
Industrial Maintenance: Intermediate $2,506
Industrial Maintenance: Advanced $2,506

Industrial Maintenance as a Career

Industrial maintenance mechanics may work in a variety of industries. Some of the top paying industries include computer systems design; aerospace product and parts manufacturing; air transportation support; scientific research and development services; and electric power generation, transmission, and distribution. Most commonly, however, they work in commercial and industrial machinery and equipment repair and maintenance within manufacturing.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for industrial maintenance mechanics is $22.25/hourly or $46,270/annually. The pay is often on a hourly basis and overtime is readily available for those who wish to gain extra earnings. Overall, experience, education, and specialization give mechanics the opportunity to make extra income.

Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 20-28% national growth rate (faster than average) for industrial maintenance mechanics with a projected 117,100 jobs opening over the next ten years.

Many opportunities are available as an increase in retired industrial maintenance mechanics creates a shortage of qualified individuals. Increased adoption of sophisticated manufacturing machinery will require more highly skilled mechanics to keep the machines in good working order. Also, a growing emphasis on environmentally conscious enterprises and development of new green technologies will create new opportunities. This may include the maintenance and installation of machinery and equipment used for the development of alternative energy sources, windmills, and solar panels. In addition, job growth in other industries, such as, oil and gas, are anticipated to create many new opportunities for industrial maintenance mechanics.
For more information on the Industrial Maintenance Mechanics program, please call 214-860-5900.

Program Spotlight

WELDING NEWS The Bill J. Priest (BJP) Workforce Training Department is very proud to announce that they have earned the prestigious designation of an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF) through the American Welding Society (AWS). This will allow BJP the ability to offer Welding certifications to students as well as meet the certification needs of business and industries that are served by the Institution.

Until now, San Antonio and McAllen have been the only other areas to offer this service, leaving North Texas industry traveling long distances to gain certifications.

Byron Zarrabi, the director of Welding, states, “This is an important and exciting accomplishment for the Welding program, Bill J. Priest, the Dallas County Community College District, and local industries. Bill J. Priest is also proud to announce that they have a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Pooya Koohbanani, on staff with plans for having all instructors obtain CWI certification.”

Learn more:
Fundamentals of Welding
Fabrication Welding

For details about graduation rates, program costs and other important information, view the gainful employment disclosure.