IST/Maintenance Technology


Today’s high production equipment and facilities costs make maintenance more critical to the bottom line of manufacturing and business than ever before. Employers must protect those investments and ensure their assets are well maintained. While on-time completion of planned work is vital, reducing downtime, the amount of unplanned work, and outsourcing is just as important. Well-trained maintenance workers are crucial in helping any organization save time and money and create a high-level impact.

Whether you are an experienced industrial maintenance technician or interested in entering the profession, Elgin Community College’s Integrated Systems/Maintenance Technology (IST) Program is suitable for those with no previous experience in the field, for those who seek specialization or a skills upgrade, and/or for those who seek quick entry into the workforce.

As an industrial maintenance student at ECC, you will gain the knowledge and skills in high demand to prepare you for career opportunities requiring considerable maintenance skills. Industrial maintenance coursework is performance-based and provides the information and knowledge for employment in jobs requiring multiple maintenance competencies. Hands-on training to maintain, calibrate, and repair equipment covers basic knowledge in electricity, mechanical drives, hydraulics, pneumatics, and programmable logic controllers.

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Program Highlights

Prepare for Immediate Employment

Associate of Applied Science

Basic Certificate

Planning to Transfer

Learn more about earning a Bachelor’s degree, earning summer credits for transfer, or dual admissions with a university by visiting University Transfer & Partnerships.

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Earning a certificate in Automated Electronic Systems or Industrial Maintenance or an Associate of Applied Science Degree at Elgin Community College can set your career in motion.

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