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Industrial Maintenance Technology, C.A.S.

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Certificate of Applied Science

This program is designed to provide the technical knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level maintenance personnel positions in many types of businesses and industries. Students are prepared to make a rapid transition into gainful, productive employment.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

• Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills of various welding machines and related equipment
• Employ adequate safety procedures for all phases of welding
• Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills of Ohm’s Law
• Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to run pipe threading and cutting equipment

Certification through Refrigeration Service Engineering Society (R.S.E.S.) is offered at the completion of the course requirements. WVNCC serves as a testing center in accordance with the R.S.E.S. National Foundation.

Graduates from this program can expect to obtain employment in positions such as welders, pipefitters, heating technicians, refrigeration technicians, and facility maintenance workers.

Graduates are employed by local and out-of-state unions, industrial, chemical and electrical plants, industrial centers, light and heavy commercial centers, health care facilities, and domestic residences.

There are job opportunities in Industrial Maintenance all over the United States. This country is filled with industries that are constantly looking for qualified maintenance personnel. The employment outlook is excellent. WVNCC’s program boasts a 100% employment placement during the past 10 years.


Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.
EL 112 Basic Principles of Electricity and Electrical - 4
Control Mechanisms
IMT 100 Applied Basic Plumbing and Pipefitting - 4
MATH 100 Fundamentals of Mathematics - 2
RAH 100 Basic Refrigeration I - 4
RAH 206 Heating Systems I - 3

Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
ENG 101 College Composition I - 3
ENG 115 Technical Writing
IMT 205 Welding - 3
RAH 209 Duct Layout and Prints - 3
RAH 211 Air Conditioning - 4
General educational core requirement* - 1

Total Hours in Program - 31

*Additional 1 credit hour of general education core is required

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