Industrial Maintenance Technician (IMT)

Industrial Maintenance Technician Program

According to Don Gray, Senior Manager of Manufacturing Maintenance for Publix Super Markets, Inc., “Growth in automation has significantly transformed the landscape of industrial operations. ” Technicians are now expected to master multiple skill sets (e.g., mechanics, electronics, automation, and instrumentation) in order to better maintain today’s highly technical production processes.

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The Polk State IMT Program is a 720-hour advanced offering that provides participants with the opportunity to earn skills in a variety of industrial areas, allowing for fluency, adaptability, and versatility in the field. The program teaches the skills necessary for work in a multitude of industries such as distribution warehouses, automobile assembly plants, food and beverage packaging facilities, and petroleum refineries. Throughout the program, students are provided an opportunity to earn credentialing in:

  • OSHA 10 (General Industry) Industrial Safety
  • MSSC: Manufacturing/ Production Processes* 
  • NIMS ITM: Mechanical Systems
  • NIMS ITM: Maintenance Operations
  • NIMS ITM: Hydraulics Systems
  • NIMS ITM: Pneumatic Systems
  • NIMS ITM: Electrical Systems
  • NIMS ITM: Electrical Control Systems
  • NIMS ITM: Maintenance Piping
  • NIMS ITM: Process Control Systems
  • PMMI Mechatronics: Programmable Logic Controllers 1

*Earns articulated credit in the following Engineering Technology courses:
ETM1010C, ETI1420C, ETI1110C, ETI1701C, ETI1402C

Helpful links:

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Industrial Technology Maintenance
CareerSource Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funding Page
Sallie Mae Vocational Training Loan Website
Workforce Grants Page

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