Information on the alignment requirements for the Industrial Machine Mechanic Program

CIP Code: 47.0303
CIP Name: Industrial Machine Mechanic
Definition: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair and maintain industrial machinery and equipment such as cranes, pumps, engines and motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, production machinery, marine deck machinery, and steam propulsion, refinery, and pipeline-distribution systems.

Approval Status

The Industrial Machine Mechanic Alignment was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on May 15, 2014.  Colleges are granted one year from the approval date to implement the alignment.

State Business and Industry Committee recommendation

The Business and Industry Committee endorsed the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professional’s (SMRP) Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT) certification upon completion of a Certificate C and/or AAS degree.  

Alignment Map

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Common Courses  (12 credit hours)
Common Courses serve as potential articulation and transfer of coursework between secondary and postsecondary partners.   These courses shall have the same title, credit hour allocation, and competencies.  Institutions may add additional competencies based on local demand.  The sequencing of common courses is determined by the institution.

Industrial Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) 3 credit hours (pdf)
Mechanical Systems 3 credit hours (pdf)
Mechanical Systems Reliability 3 credit hours (pdf)
Industrial Process Control 3 credit hours (pdf)

Support Courses  (15-20 credit hours)
Institutions may utilize existing like courses which adhere to the agreed upon course lengths and competencies.

OSHA10 1 credit hour
Direct & Alternating Current/Basic Electricity 3 to 4 credit hours
Fundamentals of Motor Control/Electrical Control Systems I 2 to 3 credit hours
Variable Speed Motor Controls/Electrical Control Systems II 2 to 3 credit hours
Industrial Fluid Power/Fluid Power I & II 4 to 6 credit hours
Math 3 credit hours

To learn where this program is available in Kansas, visit the Kansas Career Technical Education Program Search.