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Industrial Technician Fundamentals - Certificate

The four courses in the Industrial Technician Certificate provide an introduction to the industrial components used in manufacturing settings. Students learn to work with schematics, circuits, components, fluid power, installation techniques, and troubleshooting. Key vocabulary and terminology is covered to allow students to communicate in a manufacturing environment.

Program Code: 906202 New at NWTC
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Area of Study: Manufacturing

Advance your career in industrial maintenance with this new five-credit certificate program! You'll take classes in automation and pneumatics, as well as AC and DC power and basic circuits.

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Offered At:


  • Day
  • Evening
  • Online: Watch recorded lectures anywhere and attend in person labs (staffed with instructors) days, nights or Saturdays in our Engineering Technology Center.
  • Part-time

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the certificate in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 5

What else do I need to know about the program?


  • There are many career opportunities available for graduates of the Electro-Mechanical Technology program. These are essential workers in manufacturing, field service, and engineering design.
  • Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following program(s):
  • All credits in this path apply to the Industrial Maintenance Certificate and the Electro-Mechanical Technology Associate Degree Program.
  • The credits in this program can be applied to many other academic programs at NWTC. Please contact your academic advisor for additional details.

Career Bridge Pathway Program

This certificate is also available as a Career Bridge Pathway Program. These pathway programs help students improve English, reading, writing, and/or math skills while also gaining job skills that can lead to strong careers. Classes are held evenings or weekends so students can work while taking classes. 


Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.