Manufacturing - Pending Approval
The Industrial Machinery program will prepare students to work as a mechanical, industrial, and/or maintenance technician. Students will learn a variety of industrial concepts and skills through both practical theory and hands-on practice with industry-standard equipment.
Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career program is open to adults and partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors).
Secondary Student: Free. Post-secondary Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Post-secondary Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Post-secondary Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.
Courses (600 Hours)
Safey and Industrial Practices
Machining and Mechanical Systems
Industrial Power Systems
Specialized Industrial Skills
Estimated Time to Complete Half Time: 10 months
Post-secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Secondary Students: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.
Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Industrial Mechanic, Loom Fixer, Loom Technician, Machine Adjuster, Machine Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, Mechanic, Overhauler, Sewing Machine Mechanic – Approximate Pay Potential: $17-39/Hour. (O*NET source: 49-9041.00 - Industrial Machinery Mechanics (onetonline.org):
Industrial Machinery Instructor
Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials
Confined Space Certification
Maintenance Operations Specialist (NIMS)
Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.