Industrial Mechanics

Industrial Mechanics

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for industrial mechanics is growing. Industrial mechanics can find work in institutional and industrial power plants or maintaining machines in manufacturing facilities.

Most industrial mechanics are employed full-time during regular business hours. However, mechanics may be on call during night or weekend shifts.

Beginning industrial mechanics can expect to make between $14 and $16 per hour, while experienced industrial mechanics can earn upwards of $22 per hour.

As a student of industrial mechanics at NCTC, you will gain skills and experience in troubleshooting and repair of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and pump systems.

Graduates of this program may expect to find jobs as maintenance, repair, or service technicians for heavy equipment, hospital buildings, commercial buildings, and industrial plants or to even become an apprenticed electrician.

Degree Plans Offered

*Completing the second semester of the Certificate also earns students the Electrical Technician Occupational Skills Award. For more information, see Electrical Technician requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does this degree take to obtain? add

The Industrial Mechanics Occupational Skills award can be earned in one semester while the certificate is designed to be completed in one year. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree can be completed in two years. Students may, however, set their own pace.

Will this program transfer to a four-year university? add

Yes! The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree will transfer to several North Texas universities through AAS to BAAS transfer programs. For more information and a list of participating institutions, please review the AAS to BAAS Guided Pathways.

AAS to BAAS Guides Pathways

Is financial aid available for this degree? add

NCTC believes that all students should be allowed the opportunity to pursue higher education. The Financial Aid Office will help you when applying for aid. For more information, call (940) 668-4242, visit Financial Aid, or drop by Financial Aid Office on any of NCTC's five campuses.

Financial Aid

Who may I contact for more information? add

Darrell Smith
Division Chair, Industrial & Energy Technology