Industrial Machinery

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 Enrollment for this career program is open to adults and partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors).


Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Secondary Student

      • Free

Post-secondary Student

      • In-district: $2.50 per hour
      • Out-of-District: $5.00 per hour
      • Out-of-State: $7.50 per hour

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.

Courses (600 hours)

      • Safety and Industrial Practices
      • Machining and Mechanical Systems
      • Industrial Power Systems
      • Specialized Industrial Skills

Estimated Time to Complete Half Time: 10 months

Student Organization


8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

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 (

Tim Barholow

Tim Bartholow

Industrial Machinery Instructor


Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

✅ Rigging Certification
✅ Confined Space Certification
✅ Maintenance Operations Specialist (NIMS)

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.


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