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Prepare for a job as a Maintenance Technician. Carrington College’s Maintenance Technician (M-Tech) program is designed to provide fundamental, hands-on training on industrial systems and equipment.

At a Glance

  • Certificate of achievement in as few as 7 months

  • Certificate graduates can also earn an Associate Degree in Trade Studies in as few as 7 additional months

  • Conveniently available at the Trades Education Center in Phoenix

  • Affordable tuition varies by location, learn more now.

About the Program

What Will I Learn

Students will study and master the basic principles, applications, concepts and functions of hydraulic systems, bearing and seal types, and power transmission components.

Students in our Maintenance Technician program learn to:

  • Apply basic concepts of electrical theory related to motor control
  • Operate and maintain machinery and machinery components such as industrial bearings, gear systems and shaft joining and coupling devices
  • Perform advanced hydraulic testing procedures, maintenance and hydraulic systems operation
  • Program, install and perform diagnostic functions on programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Use a computer and associated hardware and software to generate documents, prepare electronic spreadsheets, manage databases, conduct internet research and communicate via electronic mail

Career Opportunities

Employers are looking for a maintenance mechanic who can maintain the equipment required for the operation of modern industrial facilities. Troubleshooting skills and the ability to communicate solutions are valuable assets to these organizations.

With Carrington College’s hands-on approach to training, graduates are prepared to work in a variety of commercial and manufacturing settings as a Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, Machine Repairer, Facilities Maintenance Technician and Building Maintenance Mechanic.

Cost & Financial Aid

Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping aspiring maintenance technicians achieve their education goals.

For complete information on current tuition costs, please see the Academic Catalog

The best way for us to understand your financial needs is to meet in person. Call (602) 492-1086 to set an appointment with our Student Finance Department so we can help you develop your personalized financial plan to achieve your educational goals.

Accreditation & Approvals

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415- 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

For comprehensive information on Carrington’s accreditation and approvals, visit

Read Our Career Guide On Maintenance Technology

Industrial maintenance is an overarching act of keeping machinery used in a variety of professional settings running. Maintenance technicians are effectively mechanics specializing in large-scale machinery.

Maintenance Technician FAQ

What does an  industrial machinery mechanic do?

Industrial machinery mechanics are effectively mechanics specializing in large-scale machinery. They may repair and maintain machinery, run diagnostics or generally clean and care for equipment.

What skills are needed to be an Industrial Machinery Mechanic?

Because industrial machinery mechanics repair and maintain machinery, there are technical skills that one will need to learn to perform job functions, but there are also some soft skills that may help, including:1

  • Troubleshooting 
  • Quality Control Analysis 
  • Complex Problem Solving 
  • Judgment and Decision Making 
  • Time Management 

What education do you need for industrial machinery maintenance?

A GED or high school diploma is generally recommended to become an industrial machinery mechanic  but workers usually need a year or more of training after high school.2

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