This course is designed to introduce students to basic industrial mechanics and prepare them with skills in general shop practices, welding, basic machine shop, metalworking, troubleshooting, rigging, equipment installation, maintenance, and repair for a variety of systems found in industrial operations. This includes drive components, piping systems, pumps, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, electronic systems, and bearings and seals. Students will also gain knowledge in the set-up and operation of preventive maintenance programs. This course will include training in applied communication, employability skills, leadership, human relations, and safe, efficient work practices. Students will have the opportunity to build and sell projects in the class, where teamwork, critical thinking, problem-solving, diagnostics and repairing to industry standards are emphasized.
The Industrial Mechanics courses are supported by the Idaho National Laboratory. Students who complete the year-long program have the opportunity to work for the INL in the summer as paid interns.