Industrial Maintenance Technology

Application Dates:  February 1-May 31.  This program requires all applicants with a completed file to go through an interview process.  Letters and emails will be sent to students with further instruction.

Semester Start Date:  Fall 

To provide industry with entry-level employees who possess a working knowledge of the industrial maintenance field.


  1. To learn the proper safety procedures related to industrial maintenance

  2. To develop good working habits necessary to obtain and sustain employment

  3. To develop troubleshooting skills for the care and operation of industrial machines and instruments

  4. To become familiar with preventative maintenance techniques

  5. To recognize the importance of continuing education and involvement in student organizations

Program Information
Industrial Maintenance Technology is designed to instruct the student in the related field of industrial maintenance and prepare the student for an entry-level position in maintenance and repair of industrial machines, equipment, and power distribution.  Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting skills, preventative maintenance techniques and safety.  Students will gain the knowledge and performance potential to work in the industrial, commercial, or private sector.

Students will learn the proper safety procedures in the operation, care and maintenance of machinery and instruments related to their vocation.  Also included is the opportunity to get actual experience in machinery repair and related repair and maintenance.

  • Length of program:  2 semesters and 1 summer term

  • Estimated cost of program including in-state tuition, fees, books and supplies:  $4,887.

Why Consider the IMT field?​
A shortage of skilled technicians in the industrial maintenance industry has created considerable opportunity for employment. And, because of the high-tech technology used on today's equipment, there is an increasing demand for certified technicians. NWTI's program trains qualified industrial maintenance technicians who have excellent career opportunities.

Job Possibilities

  • Industrial Maintenance Technician

  • ​Maintenance Generalist

  • Maintenance Specialist

What You Will Learn
Through the Industrial Maintenance Technology program at NWTI, you will learn to:

  • Troubleshoot and resolve industrial maintenance problems, apply safe and preventive maintenance techniques. 

  • Keep up with the latest in government and industry safety regulations. 

  • Work with others, both employees and customers, to obtain and keep a good job in the industrial maintenance field.