Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics


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.

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.

Location: Albert Lea
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Bob Bender Richard Finley Kris Gullord Bob Bender Richard Finley Kris Gullord Bob Bender Richard Finley Bob Bender Richard Finley

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics program page at

Required Core Courses (67 credits)

IMMR1514 Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Safety 2 CR
IMMR1518 Manufacturing Processes 2 CR
IMMR1522 Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Quality 2 CR
IMMR1526 Maintenance Awareness 2 CR
IMMR1705 Safety and OSHA 1 CR
IMMR1710 Cutting & Drilling Machine 1 CR
IMMR1715 Small Tool Usage 2 CR
IMMR1720 Low Pressure Boiler 4 CR
IMMR1725 Arc Welding 3 CR
IMMR1730 Gas Welding & Cutting 3 CR
IMMR1740 Lathe Theory I 4 CR
IMMR1745 Milling Machine Theory I 3 CR
IMMR1750 Blueprint Reading 2 CR
IMMR1760 Introduction to Basic Hydraulics 3 CR
IMMR1775 Jigs and Fixtures 2 CR
IMMR2720 Fundamentals of Electrical Maintenance 4 CR
IMMR2725 High Pressure Boiler 3 CR
IMMR2730 Machine Repair 3 CR
IMMR2735 Preventative Maintenance 3 CR
IMMR2740 Lathe II 3 CR
IMMR2745 Milling Machines II 3 CR
IMMR2750 Piping Systems 3 CR
IMMR2760 Hydraulics II 3 CR
IMMR2765 Gas, Metal, Arc Welding I 3 CR
IMMR2770 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3 CR

General Studies Courses (5 credits)

CCLS1000 First Year Experience 1 CR
BUSO1600 Computer Application for Industry 1 CR
HLTH1130 AHA CPR and First Aid Certification 1 CR
MATH1020 Technical Math I 2 CR