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Career & Technical Education

Industrial Maintenance Technician

​​Rowan College of South Jersey is crafting the best skills to meet the industry demands for qualified Industrial Maintenance Technicians. With our Industrial Maintenance Technician program, we train and certify our students to a level of competency in line with industrial maintenance industry standards.  Our Industrial Maintenance Technician program provides students with the required foundation to craft a future as an Industrial Maintenance Technician. 

What can you expect from RCSJ's Industrial Maintenance Technician program?

  • Hands-on experience
  • Industry Expert faculty
  • Industry Certifications
  • Connections to Employers

What You'll Learn

OSHA 10​
The OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry provides training for entry-level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry.
CPR/AEDThe Heartsaver CPR AED course trains participants to give CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner.
Machine Shop BasicsBy the completion of this module students will: 1) Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures, including proper use of first aid kits and fire extinguishers. 2) Identify the importance of a clean work area and identifying if a machine is worn or damaged. 3)  Demonstrate proper machine shut down and chip removal. 4)  Demonstrate the ability to identify materials and the proper way to machine them. 5)  Demonstrate the proper calculation of a simple right-angle trigonometry and algebra problems. 6)  Demonstrate the ability to round decimals and convert fractions. 7) Demonstrate the proper operation of a dial-type, micrometer-type, and Vernier-type measuring instrument to an accuracy of 0.001 inches and 0.01 millimeters.
Machine MaintenanceMachine Maintenance covers: performing machine maintenance procedures, preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance, selecting and safely using of proper hand tools for a task; moving, handling, and storming materials and equipment; and selecting systems troubleshooting methods.
Basic Hydraulic SystemsBasic Hydraulic Systems covers: adhering to fluid power systems safety rules; interpreting basic fluid power schematics; starting up and shutting down a hydraulic system and adjusting system pressure; adjusting hydraulic actuator speed using a flow control valve; servicing hydraulic fluid and a hydraulic filter; installing hydraulic conductors and installing and testing components in a basic hydraulic circuit; and troubleshooting a basic hydraulic circuit.
Basic Pneumatic SystemsBasic Pneumatic Systems covers: adhering to fluid power systems safety rules; adjusting pneumatic system branch operating pressure using a regulator and pneumatic actuator speed using a flow control valve; servicing a pneumatic filter and pneumatic lubricator; installing pneumatic conductors; starting up and shutting down a reciprocating air compressor and adjusting operating pressure; and installing and testing components in pneumatic circuits.
Electrical SystemsElectrical Systems covers: adhering to electrical power and control systems safety rules; interpreting electrical control and power schematics; adjusting limit switches and electronic sensors; measuring voltage, current, and resistance in an electrical circuit; selecting, installing, and testing fuses and circuit breakers; installing and testing AC and DC electric motors, electrical relay control components and circuits, and electro-fluid power components and circuits; testing and repairing a machine's electrical ground; troubleshooting an electrical motor relay control circuit and a solenoid-operated fluid power relay control circuit; replacing electrical control wiring using terminal and solder attachments; and testing and replacing transformers.
Maintenance WeldingMaintenance Welding covers: adhering to welding safety rules; using an acetylene torch; explaining welding theory, equipment, and selection process; preparing parts to be welded; using a SMAW Welder to make basic welds on flat stock; inspecting welds; and using a plasma cutter to cut flat stock.


The Industrial Maintenance Technician Program does not qualify for Financial Aid, but financing for the Industrial Maintenance Technician program may be done through grants, private loans, and payment plans. Contact the RCSJ CTE Office at 856-776-2372 or [email protected] to find out more.


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