Industrial Systems Maintenance

Industrial Systems is the backbone of industry, and upon graduation students will have the technical skills necessary to become electricians, industrial technicians, or maintenance technicians.

Overview

OFTC’s Industrial Systems Maintenance programs are designed to prepare students to be entry level maintenance mechanics in various manufacturing and industrial environments. Industrial Systems is the backbone of industry, and upon graduation students will have the technical skills necessary to become electricians, industrial technicians, or maintenance technicians. 

In 2021, there were 483,200 Industrial Machinery Mechanics jobs in the United States, with a projected growth of 14% through 2031. What does this mean for you? There are more jobs available in this field than skilled workers to fill them. 

Programs in the Industrial Systems Maintenance department can be completed between 1 – 5 semesters. 

Features

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Job Stability & Security

This field is in demand because the mechanics who are the most experienced are retiring. Companies need to fill these jobs to prevent production delays and lost revenue. Manufacturing has become more advanced, so new workers with the latest skills are also in demand. 

Overall employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is projected to grow 19% through 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

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Little or No Cost to You

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt.  

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Industrial Systems Technology department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $6,393.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $1,450.00 

 

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Advancement Opportunities

As you gain experience in your area, you’ll have the opportunity to advance in your career either by becoming an expert in a particular skill or by supervising other technicians. 

 

Locations

Campuses

Oconee Fall Line Technical College has campuses throughout its 11-county service area. We look forward to your visit.

Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and the OFTC campus where it is taught, in part or in its entirety.

Sandersville Campus (North)
1189 Deepstep Road
Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: (478) 553-2050

Admissions

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application. 

Admissions Process

Your admissions application can be submitted online with your $25.00 non-refundable application fee and takes just a few minutes to complete.   

  1. Submit a completed application and application fee. 
  2. Submit official high school transcript, GED transcript, or official college transcripts, if applicable. 
  3. Submit official entrance score on a validated assessment instrument, if applicable. Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its required minimum scores. 
  4. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://studentaid.gov/ and HOPE Application at www.GAfutures.org using OFTC School Code: 031555. 

NOTE: The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy. 

General Requirements

  1. Be at least 16 years of age.

Additional admissions requirements unique to each program are listed on each individual program page at www.OFTC.edu/programs/ 

Need More Info?

  • For more information about any of these programs, contact a program advisor: 
    • 478-553-2122 (Sandersville) 
  • For additional information on admission to OFTC, 
contact the Office of Admissions: 
    • 478-553-2064 (Sandersville)
    • 478-275-6589 (Dublin) 
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Learning Format

Students can enter an Industrial Systems Maintenance program any semester — because when you are ready to start on the path to a new career and change your life, there is no reason to wait. 

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: on campus, blended, online asynchronous, and synchronous technology

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On Campus

These are courses that are taught primarily in the classroom or lab with less than 50% of instruction online. On campus courses may include lecture, labs, internships, clinicals, and other in-person instructional modalities.

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Blended

Blended courses are distance learning courses with the majority of the course content, activities, and interactions occurring online but may require students to come to campus for specific assignments, activities, or events.

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Online Asynchronous

These are courses that are taught fully online asynchronously with course content, activities, and interactions occurring entirely online. This delivery method does not require students to be online at a specific date or time, and students may participate in class activities and complete course assignments asynchronously. Online asynchronous courses require proctored events.

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Synchronous Technology

OFTC also utilizes synchronous technology to offer courses via distance education means. The course is taught on one campus and then broadcast simultaneously to a classroom on a different campus that is monitored by a class proctor.

Flexible Schedule

We want you to get the most out of college and understand how much pressure it can add to your life. At OFTC you can achieve your career-training goals by fitting college into your lifestyle and schedule. We offer small class sizes and flexible scheduling.

Courses for our programs are offered during the morning, afternoon, and evenings – plus many are online where you can do your work any time of day. With this flexibility, you can strike a balance with your lifestyle and school.

And the personalized hands-on attention you receive in a small classroom setting allows you to get individualized support, focus and feedback from your instructors. Your instructors will get to know you and help you build the foundation and confidence needed for success in your field.

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Paying for College

At OFTC, we realize that many students require financial assistance to achieve their academic goals. We’ll work with you to help you obtain financial aid to assist you in funding your education. We’re committed to helping you find ways to help you pay for this life-changing investment.  

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt. 

Financial Aid

OFTC offers several financial aid opportunities that can help you pay for college. Most students apply for federal and state aid, including the Pell Grant, HOPE Scholarship & Grant, and HOPE Career Grant.   

OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. 

Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.  

  • 478-553-2131 (Sandersville) 
  • 478-274-7833 or 478-274-7940 (Dublin)
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OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Industrial Systems Technology department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $6,393.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $1,450.00 

*Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its full breakdown of tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Costs are estimated and are subject to change. 

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

You can also use the Net Price Calculator to get estimated net price information based on what similar students paid in a previous year. 

Career Outlook

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

Machinery is constantly changing as technology advances, which means the mechanics who work on these machines have opportunities for growth with increased knowledge and experience. 

The continued adoption of automated manufacturing machinery is expected to create jobs for these workers, as they will be needed to help keep machines in good working order. The use of automated conveyors to move products and materials in factories is likely to be an area of high demand for these workers, because the conveyor belts, motors, and rollers need regular care and maintenance. 

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Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights  

  • 2021 Median Annual Pay: $59,380 
  • Job Outlook: 14% through 2030 

What does this mean to you?  Industrial Systems is the backbone of industry, and upon graduation students will have the technical skills necessary to become electricians, industrial technicians, or maintenance technicians. 

 

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Program Benefits

 Job Titles

  • Industrial machinery mechanics 
  • Maintenance worker, machinery 
  • Millwright 

Diverse Settings

  • Manufacturing 
  • Wholesale Trade 
  • Commercial and industrial machinery equipment repair and maintenance 
  • Construction 

Skills Learned

  • Read technical manuals to understand equipment and controls 
  • Disassemble machinery and equipment when there is a problem 
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components 
  • Perform tests and run initial batches to make sure that the machine is running smoothly 
  • Detect minor problems by performing basic diagnostic tests 
  • Test malfunctioning machinery to determine whether major repairs are needed 
  • Adjust and calibrate equipment and machinery to optimal specifications 
  • Clean and lubricate equipment or machinery 
  • Move machinery and equipment 

 

Leadership Testimonials

“Industrial Mechanics and Electricians are in high demand and short supply right now. There are plenty of opportunities in the field for those that are willing to learn the skills and go to work. The pay is pretty good and there is a lot of job security. It’s a great time to be in the skilled trades!” 

Mel Daniel
Local employer of Mel Daniel Heating & Air