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Industrial Technology

High tech and high wage, Industrial Technology is a new program created to meet local demand for highly skilled workers.

Maintenance Technicians and Specialists repair and maintain commercial or industrial machinery to ensure proper functionality. Learn in-demand skills to install, maintain, operate, diagnose, and repair automated equipment used in manufacturing industries and maintain facilities or buildings.

Flexible coursework offers many opportunities for independent work. Classes prepare you for industry exams developed by the Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) – gain industry-driven certifications developed for industry by industry.

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Program Costs & Financial Aid

  • Tuition: $128 per credit hour (in-district for Fall 2022)
  • Estimated Tuition Cost per Semester: $1,536 
    (12 credit hours)

Explore financial aid and scholarship options.

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Career & Salary Snapshot

  • Salary Range: $16.13 - $22.12/hour*
  • Career Outlook: 8% projected growth (2020 to 2030) for Maintenance Technician**

Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials. Start with a Electrical Maintenance Technician certificate, level up to a Mechanical Maintenance Technician or Industrial Maintenance Technologist Certificate, or complete your associate degree. Each credential you gain leads to better career opportunities.


Program Length

  • Certificate: 4 months (1 semester)
  • Associate Degree: 24 months (2 years)

Ask about credit for prior learning for personal and professional experience you've had in the field. 

Learn about your classes.

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Types of Classes and Locations

  • Class format: In-person
  • Campus: Grayslake

Connect & Succeed: Earn your Bachelor's degree at SIU through UCLC

Your associate degree can transfer seamlessly to Southern Illinois University (SIU). Stay in Grayslake and earn your Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management & Applied Engineering (IMAE) offered through University Center of Lake County (UCLC). The IMAE program lets you pursue your degree while working full time — classes are held online or in-person on alternate weekends.

How do I get started?

Talk to your dedicated College and Career Navigator (CCN).

Your CCN is your personal "go to person" to guide and support you in becoming a CLC Lancer, regardless of academic experience. We're here to help you:

  • Explore your career options or aspirations
  • Choose first semester classes
  • Plan your schedule and finances
  • Be a successful CLC Lancer

Find your CCN based on your high school or academic experience now.

Source: *O*Net OnLine