Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics | Riverland Community College Accredited 2-Year Minnesota School Offering Programs to Southern, MN - Riverland

Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics

Why Study Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics (IMMR) at Riverland?

Are you someone who likes challenges and can think under pressure?

This Riverland program is one of a kind in Minnesota. Machines are getting more costly to maintain and good maintenance workers play a major role in cost control.

Students will receive training in the maintenance and repair of industrial equipment including operation of lathes, mills, drills and small tools used for machine repair.

Our programs also focus on hydraulics, pneumatics, piping, sheet metal, electrical, bearings and seals, blueprint reading, preventative/predictive maintenance, safety and welding. Welding classes include gas, ARC, tig and wirefeed.

The Industrial Maintenance & Mechanics program is an ideal choice for students with good mechanical aptitude who take pride in their workmanship. Students can count on plenty of individual attention from instructors with extensive work experience.

    What will I study?

This program includes preparation for boiler exams. In the first year, you will prepare for a special engineer license exam. Upon successful completion of this exam, students start clocking hours with actual operation of an in-house boiler. In the second year, students will be qualified to apply for and take the Second Class high pressure boiler exam. After graduating, students will hold a Minnesota Steam Engineer Second Class License Grade A or B license.

Students will also receive training in the field of predictive/preventative maintenance which will include the use of thermography, laser alignment and vibration analysis. This equipment is used by companies to reduce or eliminate costly machine failures.


Industry Partners

An industry partner is a company, organization, or business that collaborates with Riverland to provide valuable support, resources, and expertise. This partnership is established to enhance the educational experience and career opportunities for our students.



Crown Cork & Seal Co Inc

Crown Cork & Seal Co Inc 

Design Ready Controls

Design Ready Controls 

Grain Millers

Grain Millers 

Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods 



Jennie-O Turkey Store

Jennie-O Turkey Store

Millwright  Logo


Pace Dairy

Pace Dairy


Balchem Corporation


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    Career Outlook

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 2,490 new Industrial Machinery Mechanics to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)

Sample Job Titles

  • Maintenance Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Industrial Mechanic


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   Program Accreditation


NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements.

NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) Accreditation



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Last Updated: February 24, 2023

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