With training in the Industrial and Energy Plant Maintenance program you will obtain the necessary skills to maintain manufacturing, industry, and energy plants. Modern manufacturing, industry and energy plants are highly complicated and require a skilled worker to maintain them.
This program prepares students with a foundation in the theory, application and principles of these complicated environments. This includes the proper installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic power equipment. Our programs also focus on bearings and seals, print reading, preventative/predictive maintenance, safety, welding, laser alignment, and vibration analysis.
The Industrial and Energy Plant Maintenance program is an ideal choice for students with good mechanical aptitude who take pride in their work.
Industrial and Energy Plant Maintenance technicians find a wide range of employment opportunities in fields ranging from fluid power, manufacturing, technology sales, industrial maintenance, energy management, and building maintenance. Any job opening specifying the need for a manufacturing or industrial plant technician would be an excellent opportunity for a graduate of this program. The manufacturing, industrial, and energy plant industry utilize technically trained people at various positions maintaining the process of making the product that the companies produce.
|Industrial & Energy Plant Maintenance
Diploma – 45 credits
*Estimated amounts based on 2014–15 tuition and fees.
That's right. Tuition will remain the same for the next two years, making your degree even more affordable. Learn more about the tuition freeze.
Each year, Dakota County Technical College and the DCTC Foundation make more than $200,000 in scholarships available to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
Students looking for ways to help finance their college education can find part-time jobs on campus with various DCTC departments and programs. Deliver your completed Work-Study Application to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and search for openings at College Central Network Services. For more information, you can review Work Study Procedure.
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DCTC's Federal School Code: 010402
Step 2: After receiving an official award letter from DCTC, you may apply online for a Federal Stafford Student Loan. Visit the Loans page for more information.
According to ISEEK, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for energy plant maintenance technicians is expected to grow 23.7 percent in the U.S. by the year 2020.
Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. DCTC has articulation agreements in place for this program with the following schools:
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The Industrial & Energy Plant Maintenance program at DCTC is active throughout the year and makes headlines in college publications. Read about student field trips and competitions as well as the accomplishments of our instructors.
As a student in DCTC's Industrial & Energy Plant Maintenance program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the industry through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.
DCTC features active, industry-relevant clubs for Industrial & Energy Plant Maintenance students right on campus. Getting involved in these clubs allows you to make the most of your college experience and gives you an edge when seeking employment in the civil engineering technology field. The following clubs are open to all Industrial & Energy Plant Maintenance students:
The Innovative Engineers (IE) chapter at DCTC came about as a partnership with the University of Minnesota. Students in IE can apply their technical education to develop innovative solutions to global issues in third-world communities. IE built and tested a 1kW wind turbine on campus that can be used in communities both here and abroad to teach students how to design and build renewable energy technologies using local resources.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization for students at community and technical colleges across the U.S. The organization focuses on students in academic programs that lead to careers in the trade, industrial, technical and health care fields. Nearly 100 SkillsUSA competitions at the state and national levels relate to leadership skills or programs of study at DCTC.
In 2012, DCTC fielded four national champions at the SkillsUSA National Championships at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo. For more information about the competition, read "Students Dominate SkillsUSA Championships" in Real Magazine, a DCTC publication.
In 2013, DCTC fielded 17 students at the nationals who ranked in the top 15 in the nation. For more information about the competition, read "DCTC Students Rock at SkillsUSA Nationals" on DCTC News.