Maintenance TechnicianMaintenance Technician 

Engineering Division

Presented at the LCJVS Adult Career Center in Partnership with Lorain County Community College.

Program Overview

The Maintenance Technician certificate trains individuals to repair, troubleshoot, and maintain automated equipment commonly used in industry.

Within this field, there are a wide range of functions related to the control and maintenance of production, distribution and/or manufacturing conducted by automated processes. Individuals working in companies may develop and test industrial process control systems, conduct the installation and operation of such systems. They may calibrate operating systems and components and troubleshoot and offer suggestions for improvement and functionality of these systems. Others work with programmable logic controllers involving work with special-purpose computers to synchronize all of the technologies used for a manufacturing process.

Mass production is the basis for most every business, from car companies to computer giants. The automation industry is one of the fastest growing areas of our national and international high-technology economy. It combines the fields of electronics, electrical, and mechanics and includes the interaction and control of motors, computers, pneumatics, hydraulics and other processes used in manufacturing.

Job Outlook

Manufacturing employment opportunities exist in small, medium and large businesses. Commonly recognized local manufacturers include Ford Motor, Parker Hannifin, Invacare, Beckett Gas, and Crane Aerospace and Electronics.

Industrial maintenance is a high demand occupation in manufacturing. Employment in Northeast Ohio is expected to grow with most jobs stemming from replacement worker vacancies according to labor market Information. Applicants especially with broad skills in machine repair and maintenance should have favorable job prospects. Earnings vary by industry and the technician’s level of skill and responsibility. Generally, wages range from $35,000-$55,000 annually.

Related Job Titles include: Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Electrician, Maintenance Supervisor, Process Technician, Industrial Machining Mechanic, Equipment Engineering

Maintenance Technician

Short-Term Technical Certificate

The classes are taught in the LCJVS Adult Career Center’s renovated Maintenance Lab. The coursework combines lecture, hands-on applications, simulations and small group projects. Estimated total cost of the program is $4800.


Fall Semester (First Year) Credits
TECN 133 Mechanical Systems


TECN 121 Fluid Power


SDEV 101 College 101


Total =

7 hours
Spring Semester (First Year)
MTHM 121 Technical Math


ELCT 111 Electrical Circuits


Total =

7 hours
Summer Semester (First Year)
AETC 121 Programmable Logic Controllers


Total =

3 hours


Fall Semester (Second Year)


ELCT 211 Electrical Power and Devices


TECN 211 Fluid Power Control Systems


Total =

6 hours
Spring Semester (Second Year)
AETC 223 Programmable Logic Controllers II


AETC 241 Instrumentation and Control


Total =

6 hours

Total Credit Hours:


This short-term certificate coursework can be transferred to LCCC’s Automation Engineering Technology-Systems Specialist Associate of Applied Science (AAS). To earn the LCCC’s Systems Specialist AAS, students are required to take an additional 38 semester credit hours.
About the LCJVS Adult Career Center and Lorain County Community College Partnership
Attending classes at the Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center means
joining more than 2,000 adults who are committed to improving their lives through educational opportunities. The school is working collaboratively with LCCC to provide new programming in key
sectors where there is a workforce need. Classes for this certificate are held in the renovated Maintenance Lab at the Adult Career Center and are taught by LCCC instructors.
To get started, please contact Ali Graham at (440) 366-4325 or

15181 SR 58
Oberlin, OH 44074.
Financial aid available to those who qualify.