Industrial Maintenance
  • Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

A Jack of all trades, an industrial mechanic possesses a wide range of skills necessary to repair and maintain industrial machines and systems, including welding, machining, hydraulics, electronics and electrical.

FVCC’s Industrial Maintenance program offers a one-semester Certificate, a two-semester Certificate of Applied Science and a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. Classes emphasize hands-on training to prepare students for repair and construction support positions in manufacturing and other industries that rely upon mechanical processes in their daily operations.

Industries such as wood products, energy generation, petroleum refining, chemical processing, automotive, aviation/aerospace, rail and trucking employ industrial mechanics. FVCC’s Industrial Maintenance curriculum was designed with input from local and regional employers to ensure that students are obtaining in-demand skills and knowledge.


  • The annual median wage for industrial machinery mechanics working in the state of Montana is $55,280, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • National demand for industrial machinery mechanics is expected to increase 16 percent between 2014 and 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Attributes of Successful Industrial Mechanics

  • Strong math and technical skills
  • Mechanically adept
  • Enjoy troubleshooting and solving problems
  • Detail oriented
  • Good manual dexterity and eyesight

Want to learn more about our online options?

Many of the courses in this program are available as online hybrid courses (meaning they have both an online and hands-on lab component). With our online options, you can:

  • Fit courses into your schedule
  • Learn online from anywhere
  • Attend online sections anytime, 24-7

William Richards, Academic Advisor

OT 204

(406) 756-4862