Maintenance technicians make a living solving problems and keeping operations running smoothly. In our Maintenance Technician 1 short-term certificate program, you’ll learn the basic engineering principles and gain the technical skills to work with engineers using programmable logic controllers in a safe industrial environment. You’ll acquire a working knowledge of welding, electronics, and hydraulic principles as they apply to motors, directional valves, pressure control valves, and hydraulic actuators.

Through this program you can earn a basic beginner’s certification from ETA International, which is accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC) and sit for the ETA Student Electronics Technician industry-based certification. Our students are in high demand by employers, and most graduate having already received a job offer.

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What you’ll learn

  • Understand the theory and operation of basic industrial systems in a safe workplace environment.
  • Read and understand blueprints and schematic diagrams and interpret national codes.
  • Install and connect components and program devices used in basic industrial systems.

Possible careers

  • Oil and gas operations
  • Mining
  • Power generation
  • Power distribution

2+2 Options

The Maintenance Technician 1 program offers a pathway to a four-year degree through articulation agreements with:

  • University of Akron
  • Kent State University
  • Franklin University
  • West Liberty University


Dr. Carrie White
Dean of Faculty