Student using a angle grinder.

Process Maintenance Technology

This Process Maintenance Technology degree program is designed for persons who want to prepare for employment as industry machinery mechanic, maintenance worker, or stationary engineer and boiler operator. The curriculum provides for a student to learn the skills which are necessary to industrial maintenance and gives the student to choose the track where their aptitude lies – electricity or welding.

For the technical courses in this program, students will participate in a lab component. During the lab hours, students will be placed on equipment and doing live, hands-on projects based on real-world tasks. During the last semester in the degree, students will have the opportunity to choose either a welding or electrical track. Depending on the student’s aptitude from prior courses in the program, students will know where their strengths lie and will choose accordingly which track will best fit their skills. Students within the welding track have an option of testing for Level 1 certification within the American Welding Society standards. Sandburg has a certified faculty member who can test the students on-site for this certification. 

 

PATHWAY TO OTHER PROGRAMS

Basic Industrial Mechanical Maintenance Certificate

Industrial Mechanical Maintenance Certificate

 

Admissions Requirements

Process Maintenance Technology is two-year open enrollment program, meaning there is no criteria students must meet to be admitted. Students who are interested in enrolling in this program should complete our steps to enroll, which includes completing the free application for admission.

We encourage all prospective students to visit campus. We have several Explore Sandburg Open Houses throughout the year, or you can schedule a campus visit at your convenience.

Career and technical programs/courses are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Title IX Coordinator Rick Eddy, 309.341.5234; Jacob Runge, 309.341.5262.

For additional information contact:
Welcome Center
309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

Employment 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates an increase of 5% in the employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights from now to 2028. The increase of automation, including the use of computer-controlled machines in factories and manufacturing plants, should increase the demand for machinery maintenance workers. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).


Potential Careers

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Chemical Technicians

Mechanical Engineering Technologists

Industrial Engineering Technicians  

Electromechanical Engineering Technologists

Sample course schedule for the Process Maintenance Technology program

Sample schedule for AAS Process Maintenance Technology

 

PROGRAM FORMAT

The courses in this program are offered face-to-face, blended, online, and through labs. During the lab hours, students will be placed on equipment and doing live, hands-on projects based on real-world tasks.

ESTIMATED COSTS FOR THE PROCESS MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Process Maintenance Technology cost sheet

FINANCIAL AID

To apply for financial aid, visit our financial aid page for more information.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Contact the local office to inquire if you qualify for financial support. 

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  • Warren/Henderson County 1025 S. 2nd St, Monmouth, IL 309.734.4745
  • Knox County Bondi Building, 311 E. Main, Suite 612, Galesburg, IL 309.343.9832               
  • McDonough County 440 N. Lafayette, Macomb, IL 309.837.1280

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Thanks to our generous donors, Carl Sandburg College Foundation is able to award over $100,000 each year in scholarship dollars to Sandburg students. High school, adult learners and returning students - everyone is eligible to apply. Apply between October 1 and March 15 for the upcoming year. We encourage all students to apply. 

Meet the Instructors

Gene Beetler
Industrial Process Professions Adjunct Instruct

Michael Conrad
Industrial Process Professions Adjunct Instruct

Jeffrey Kellogg
Basic Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance Adjunct Instructor 

Ian Milligan
Welding & Industrial Process Professions Instructor

Lonnie Miller
Adjunct & GAVC Dual Credit Instructor

Julie Minor
CNC & Industrial Process Professions Adjunct Instruct

 

 

Department of Career and Technical Education
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309.341.5274