Industrial Maintenance

Faculty/Coordinator: David Waldroup

The Industrial Maintenance program allows the student to earn two one – year certificates (Entry and Advanced) as well as the opportunity to earn an Associate’s of Applied Science (AAS) in Industrial Maintenance. The Industrial Maintenance field is a growing career field and the need for the number Industrial Maintenance craft workers is projected to increase by almost 20 % over the next ten years. The Certificates and the AAS degree are valuable assets for an individual when applying for an Industrial Maintenance position with most large to medium companies. The Certificates and AAS degree prove that you have the necessary training, experience and education for their entry level positions. This gives you an advantage when applying for an open position.

The Industrial Maintenance program was developed with the input from leading local industries and is continuously critiqued and reviewed by an advisory board that is composed of technicians, supervisors and engineers from these industries. The program also meets or exceeds the requirements of the State of Texas Workforce Education requirements.

The Industrial Maintenance program is also incorporating the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum into the educational process. NCCER is a nationally recognized organization that is a leader in the development and training of craft workers. Upon completion of the Industrial Maintenance program in addition to the Certificates awarded by Texarkana College and the AAS degree a student will be eligible to take the NCCER credentialing exam in Industrial Maintenance. The successful passing of the exam will provide the student an NCCER credential that is recognized nationally and internationally. This provides the individual a skill set that is recognized as valuable locally as well as nationally.

Location: Career Education Center Annex

Program Coordinator: David Waldroup

Degrees Offered: Complete Year 1 Entry Level Certificate

Level I Certificate
Fall Semester
ELPT 1225 National Electric Code I   2 SCH
ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory   3 SCH
ELPT 1321 Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools   3 SCH
TECM 1403 Technical Calculations   4 SCH
TOTAL 12 SCH
Spring Semester
INMT 1305 Introduction to Industrial Maintenance   3 SCH
DFTG 1215 Architectural Blueprint Reading   2 SCH
ELPT 1419 Fundamentals of Electricity I   4 SCH
INMT 2301 Machinery Installation   3 SCH
TOTAL 12 SCH
Summer Semester
INMT 1380 Cooperative Education   3 SCH
TOTAL   3 SCH
TOTAL HOURS 27 SCH

Degrees Offered: Complete Year 2 Advanced Level Certificate

Level II Certificate
Fall Semester
ELPT 1457 Industrial Wiring   4 SCH
RBTC 1401 Programmable Logic Controllers   4 SCH
HYDR 1445 Hydraulics and Pneumatics   4 SCH
TOTAL 12 SCH
Spring Semester
ELMT 2339 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers   3 SCH
INMT 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Machanical Drivers   3 SCH
INMT 2345 Industrial Troubleshooting   3 SCH
WLDG 1307 Introduction to Welding   3 SCH
TOTAL 12 SCH
Summer Semester
INMT 1381 Cooperative Education   3 SCH
TOTAL   3 SCH
TOTAL HOURS 27 SCH

To Receive the AAS Degree the Following Classes are Required:

  • College level Math or Natural Science
  • ENGL 1301 English Composition I
  • Speech 1315 Speech
  • BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
  • Social Science Elective
  • Performing or Visual Arts Elective