Mechanical Maintenance | Western Technical College

Mechanical Maintenance

Technical Diploma

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Financial Aid Eligible

For the person who likes variety and has an interest in how machines work, a position as an industrial mechanical maintenance technician may be a satisfying career choice.

As a technician, you will work in a manufacturing facility to repair and modify machines and components. This technical diploma covers a range of machining processes, fabrication, Computer Numerical Controls (CNC), and basic welding.

The program provides a pathway to technical diplomas in Basic Welding or Basic Machining, and is a component of the Manufacturing Systems Maintenance Technical Diploma.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Mechanical Maintenance

This program will cost about $4,700* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact a Career Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Field Service Technician
Maintenance Mechanic

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Demonstrate safe work procedures
  • Test industrial equipment and systems
  • Maintain fluid power equipment
  • Use technical information

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

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Career Pathways

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