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Industrial Mechanics


Automated Manufacturing (Industrial Mechanics) work with the technology in various industries that we rely on daily, taking care of maintenance and repair for various types of machinery. At Snow, the Automated Manufacturing program prepares students to work in a quickly changing and growing field through hands-on work and experienced professors. Students graduate with all the skills and techniques they’ll need to work in the industry. If you like working with machinery and solving problems this is the program for you.

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Skills Taught

  • Mechanical and technical skills
  • Critical analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Recognize and avoid safety hazards
  • Electrical skills
  • Good judgement and decision-making skills
  • Operation and control of manufacturing equipment
  • Design and troubleshooting skills
  • Programmable Logic Controller skills
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Laser Shaft Alignment

Career Options for Graduates

  • Industrial Mechanic, Millwright
  • Maintaining and repairing, including design and set-up of:
    • Factory Machinery
    • Food Processing Machinery
    • Textile Machinery
    • Transportation Equipment
    • Construction Equipment
    • Mining Equipment
    • Agricultural Equipment
    • Power plants
    • Aviation and Aerospace
    • Manufacturing Equipment
One Semester

One Semester

Certificate of Proficiency

One Year

One Year

Certificate of Completion

Two Year

2 years (69-71 credits)

Associate of Applied Science



$2975 ($85/credit)

Student Fees


* Tuition and fees are subject to change.



$800 (approximate)



$385 per year (approximate)
½ and ¼ year options also available.

Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Summer Semester


Students may start this program at the beginning of fall, spring, or summer semester. (August, January, May)

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Richfield Campus

Richfield Campus

Certificate of Proficiency in Industrial Mechanics (Automated Manufacturing)

Course # Title Credit Hours
CMP 1020 Safety, Metrology, and Rigging 3
INDM 1100 Industrial Mechanics I 3
INDM 1200 Industrial Mechanics II 3
INDM 1800 Industrial Hydraulics 3
INDM 1500 Industrial Pneumatics 3
INDM 1600 Industrial Electricity 3
  Total Credits 18
This certificate feeds into the Technical Education Certificate in Industrial Technology and the AAS in Industrial Technology.

Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Industrial Mechanics (Automated Manufacturing)

Course # Title Credit Hours
INDM 1300 Industrial Mechanics III 3
INDM 1400 Industrial Mechanics IV 3
INDM 1620 Industrial Electronics 3
INDM 1840 Industrial Rigging 3
INDM 1900 Industrial Controls and PLC 5
  Total Credits 17
This certificate feeds into the Technical Education Certificate in Industrial Technology and the AAS in Industrial Technology.

This program follows a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. CBE measures your mastery of the subject material (rather than how many hours you spent in class) to determine if you earn credit. CBE is about what you know and can do, not how many hours you spent learning it.

CBE courses contain the same assignments, instruction videos, quizzes, etc., as the regular online version of the class. The main difference is that in a CBE class, most of those lessons and activities are optional (and not graded). You will complete as many (or few) as you need to learn the material. When you feel you’re ready, you can take the assessment. If you pass with an 80% or above, you may move on to the next section. If you score below 80%, you will need to review the material before retaking the assessment. Students are expected to keep up on work, attend labs and externships. Falling behind may result in failure of courses and an inability to complete the program. For more detailed information about Competency Based Education (CBE), please visit:

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