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Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology

Idaho LAUNCH Eligible Program

Mechanical Technicians work with pumps, valves, turbines and other mechanical and rotating equipment. They read and interpret drawings and equipment layouts, record data, make computations, analyze results, and write reports. They understand maintenance procedures and application of preventative, predictive, and proactive maintenance techniques in power and industrial plants. When planning maintenance activities, mechanical engineering technicians may prepare layouts and drawings of the process and of the equipment to be maintained. They estimate labor costs, equipment life, and plant space. Some technicians test and inspect machines and equipment in power plants and work with engineers to troubleshoot and eliminate machine problems. They also develop, make, and assemble parts for machinery and equipment, and analyze the costs and practical value of designs.

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Program Description

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic level I & level II, provide a starting point encompassing skills like fixing machinery, performing basic tests, and reading technical drawings, perform maintenance on Industrial machines powered by hydraulics and pneumatics, implement lubrication maintenance requirements, repack valves and install and align pumps and motors. You will do welding and pipe threading, learn to read and interpret blueprints, utilize computer aided drafting skills, and perform basic HVAC maintenance.

Program Overview

  • Courses start in the Spring (January) for the IMM program/Asynchronous on line based
  • Typical classroom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Program admits 20 students
  • Physical demands for this program may include lifting, standing, bending, and close vision

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The Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Degree Options

Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (2 years)

Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology: Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (1.5 Years)

Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology: Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (1 Year)

Bachelor of Applied Science (4+ years)

Career Opportunities

  • Power generation plants that use coal, gas, hydro, nuclear, concentrated solar, and wind
  • Levels of employment include: technician, journeyman, group leader, group supervisor

Minimum Test Scores

SAT Math: 500
ACT Math: 19
ALEKS Math: 30

Note: (BTC)Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (ALEKS) Math Score of 15.