About the Program
Industrial Mechanical Technology, also known as millwright or maintenance mechanics, is a two year program where students learn safety, measurements, troubleshooting, repair procedures and the use of hand and power tools. The program also covers hydraulics, pneumatics, lubrication systems, heating systems, cooling systems and welding.
Helpful background - All applicants are expected to have high school diplomas or GEDs. Courses in industrial arts, math, science and mechanical drawing are very helpful. Hard toed boots, hard hats (helmets), and safety glasses will be required.
Job placement for Industrial Mechanical Technology students has traditionally been very high, as industry cannot afford to be shut down for too long. Qualified mechanics/millwrights find work repairing both plant and weld equipment. A demand exists for mechanics/millwrights in a variety of manufacturing and processing facilities such as hardboard plants, paper companies, food processing plants, and mining companies. Graduates have also found employment with heavy equipment dealers, contractors, rail maintenance crews, and in specialty areas involving hydraulics, parts distribution, solar energy, logging, cooling, and heating.
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Tools and Supplies for IMT Diploma
- Safety Glasses with Clear Lenses
- Hard Hat/Reversible Liner
- Steel Toed Boots
- Welding Helmet
- Burning Goggles
- Tip Cleaner
- 12 Foot Tape
- Feeler Gauge
- 6 inch Steel Rule
- Chipping Hammer
- Wire Brush
- Welding Gloves
- Coverall (Optional)
- Welding Jacket
- Drafting Kit – (see Range Office Supply, Virginia, MN)
- Soapstone & Holder
Approximate Total Cost = $600
PSEO students are responsible for the cost of equipment that becomes their property, such as tools and computers.