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Industrial Automation and Maintenance (C35130IP)


This pathway is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in electrical and mechanical skills needed to work on complex systems found in the manufacturing environment. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of automated industrial machines and maintain the equipment. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be awarded.

Courses within the certificate may be applied toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Electrical Systems Technology.

Employment Outlook

Overall employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is projected to grow 13% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The continuing adoption of automated manufacturing machinery will require more maintenance workers, mechanics, and millwrights to keep machines in good working order over the next decade.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 0 2
ELC 114 Commercial Wiring 2 6 4
MEC 130 Mechanisms 2 2 3
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 3 6 5
ELN 231 Industrial Controls 2 3 3
11 17 17

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audiences.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

Outcomes Pass Rates by Year
2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Communication 45% 66% 36% 61%
Information Literacy 87% 64% 61% 51%
Critical Thinking 51% 52% 41% 65%


Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


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