If you’re interested working in a hands-on career, check out WMCC’s Industrial Mechanics program.  Industrial Maintenance employment opportunities are projected to grow at 17% per year, and work is available in diversified fields from ski resorts to pulp and paper mills to power generation plants.  WMCC is preparing future Millwrights, who are responsible for installing and maintaining large gas and steam turbines in power plants, conveyor systems, and generators.  Students will have instruction in TIG, Flux Cored, and Stick welding, as well as in hydraulics and Pneumatics, rigging and hoisting, and mechanical systems. 

The Industrial Mechanics certificate teaches the requisite skills to enter the work force as an industrial mechanic.  It leverages existing partnerships with industry to launch students into a growing field with great career prospects. Industrial Maintenance job opportunities are projected to grow at 17% per year!

Millwrights are responsible for installing and maintaining large gas and steam turbines in power plants, conveyer systems, and generators. They also carry out precision work and industrial maintenance in manufacturing plants.  The Industrial Mechanic program provides the student with the welding skills and knowledge necessary to achieve the AWS D 1.5 certifications in the FCAW (Flux Cored) and SMAW (Stick) processes. The student will also learn the GTAW (TIG) process and the necessary safety skills and knowledge needed for employment in today’s industry.

The student will also receive more detailed instruction in maintenance, including Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Rigging and Hoisting, and Mechanical Systems.  In addition, WMCC has partnered with the Eastern Millwright Regional Council to deliver two courses: Introduction to Maintenance/Millwright and Safety in Industry.  This certificate also satisfies all of the prerequisites for the Pipe Welding Certificate.

Program available in Berlin.

Fall SemesterClassLabCredit
INDM101WRigging & Hoisting021
INDM112WMechanical Systems324
INDM116WIndustrial Safety101
INDM118WIndustrial Cutting042
INDM120WIntroduction to SMAW163
INDM122WReading Mechanical Prints I202
INDM124WIndustrial Math202
INDM126WFCAW Industrial Certification163


Spring SemesterClassLabCredit
INDM105WIntro to Maintenance/Millwright031
INDM109WSafety in Industry303
INDM230WIndustrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics233
INDM232WReading Mechanical Prints II202
INDM234WPrecision Tools and Alignment122
INDM236WAdvanced Welding Processes174
INDM238WSMAW Industrial Certification063



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  • Kyle Aubut

    Kyle Aubut

    Industry & Transportation
    Associate Professor industrial Mechanics / Program Coordinator, Industrial Mechanics