IST/Maintenance Technology

Student checking gauges on an industrial machine


Well-trained maintenance workers are crucial to helping businesses maintain production schedules and while saving time and money. Whether you are an experienced industrial maintenance technician or interested in entering the profession, Elgin Community College’s Integrated Systems/Maintenance Technology (IST) Program provides specialized training and skills to meet the needs of the industry.

As an industrial maintenance student, you will gain the knowledge and skills that are in high demand to prepare you for career opportunities that require multiple maintenance skills. Industrial maintenance coursework covers basic knowledge in the areas of electricity, mechanical drives and programmable logic controllers in a performance-based, hands-on setting that prepares you to maintain, calibrate, and repair equipment upon completion.

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Program Highlights

Prepare for Immediate Employment

Associate of Applied Science

Basic Certificate

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