INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Industrial Maintenance One-Year Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in industrial maintenance in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus. Departmental approval is required for enrollment at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center.
In additin to basic manufacturing skills, students learn about programmable logic controllers, control of electrical and fluid power systems and mechanical troubleshooting.
All credits required to satisfy the requirements of this One-Year Certificate can also be applied towards the Associate of Applied Science degree in Manufacturing Technology.
This certificate/degree is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferrable to public or private baccalaureate institutions. Prior to starting any MATC program, students are advised to contact the institution they intend to transfer to and identify what credits may be transferable.
WHAT IS A CAREER PATHWAY?
A career pathway is a series of connected educational programs, with integrated work experience, on-the-job training, and support services, that enables students to combine school and work and advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. Career pathways target jobs of importance to local economies. They are designed to create educational "stepping stones" for advancement of workers and jobs seekers, particularly those stuck in low-wage jobs, and a supply of qualified workers for employers. As such, career pathways help to ensure that investment in education and training pays off in enhanced economic development. - From Davis Jenkins, University of Illinois at Chicago
Regional Employment Projections from OLMIS (Oregon Labor Market Information System)indicate that jobs in related fields such as Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers are expected to grow at about the same rate or slightly faster than the regional average. Other related fields include: Maintenance Workers, Machinery and Industrial Machinery Mechanics.
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CERTIFICATE ADVISING INFORMATION
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