Career Technical Pathway

Industrial Automation and Maintenance

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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.

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

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.

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


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


336-349-9986 (fax)