As technology makes advances in automation and machine learning, jobs once held by humans are now being manned by machines.

It takes a mechanically savvy person to install and maintain these machines. And when they break down or need maintenance… 

Who you gonna call?

Automated Robotic, Industrial Maintenance, or ElectroMechanical System Mechanics. That’s who!  

Automated Robotic Mechanics, also known as Industrial Maintenance Mechanics, are skilled mechanics that: 

  • Install 
  • Operate 
  • Test 
  • Repair 
  • Maintain industrial machinery 

Many technicians have both electrical and mechanical skills, hence the name, electromechanical.  

The machines they work on are automated and robotic and are usually found in manufacturing plants or small factories where the mechanic ensures the smooth running of in-house production equipment. They work on  

  • AC/DC electricity 
  • Aligning shafts and bearings 
  • Conveyor belts 
  • Electric motor  
  • Gear boxes for pump or fan 
  • Gears and pulleys 
  • Mechanical drives  
  • Motors 
  • PLC and process controls 
  • Small computers 
  • Switches on machines 
Student learning ElectroMechanical Systems at Central Tech

Can I finish the program early? 

Yes, since the program is self-paced, adults with the aptitude for IM who complete the curriculum can start on-the-job training (OJT) and complete the course early.  

Is this a good job for me? 

You like to fix things, cars, radios, anything. You take things apart just to see how they work. You’re not a quitter. Your work is meticulous, some may say you’re picky. You like to get things right the first time. You appreciate a change of pace and don’t want to do the same thing every day. Then, yes, this is a good job for you. 

If you’re not afraid of a little math, we will teach you when 2+2+2+2=8 the sum consumed in a series forming a single flow versus when 2+2+2+2=2 in a parallel circuit as the voltage remains the same.  


This program is designed for those seeking careers in maintenance in a manufacturing environment. This is the basics of the maintenance manufacturing curriculum. The course covers:

  • Safety
  • Manufacturing Fundamentals
  • Tools
  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Electronics
  • Motor Controls
  • PLC Programming
  • Process Control
  • Adapting to the Workforce Skills


  • Fundamentals of Manufacturing
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Technology – Machine Tool
  • Maintenance Tools & Equipment in Manufacturing
  • Safety in Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Power Transmission Theory & Principles
  • Fluid Power Theory & Power Transmission Principles
  • Alternative Current Circuits
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • Direct Current Circuits
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Electrical Schematic & Blueprint Reading
  • ElectroMechanical Devices & Applications
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Motor Theory & Operations
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Programmable Controller Programming
  • Human Machine Interfaces
  • Control Trouble Shooting
  • ControlLogix Systems
  • Digital Electronics for Manufacturing Maintenance
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Principles of Welding & Manufacturing Maintenance
  • Industrial Networking
  • Workforce Staging
  • Capstone Project


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We hired five students from the previous class. We can’t wait to see our options this year!

Shelly Shoemaker, Webco Industries
Central Tech ElectroMechanical Systems graduate Blake McLaughlin
student learning Industrial Maintenance at Central Tech in Oklahoma

teen boy operating an electromechanical arm

Job Demand & Pay

Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights

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Overall employment of industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers is projected to grow 13% until 2029. With a starting salary of $18-$19/hr and the ability to move up quickly, it’s a good time to join this field.  

Our Graduates

Where do they find jobs?

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Our graduates work in many industries including aeronautical, energy (oil & gas), and retail such as Amazon and Macy’s. They also work in other industrial environments, including computer and communications equipment manufacturing. 

Available Certifications/License

May require additional fees.

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  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Fluid Power Mechanic
  • Electrical/Electronic Mechanic

Quick Facts

Students, Campus, Times

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  • Students: Adult & High School
  • Campus: Drumright Only
  • Times: Morning, Afternoon, Full Day

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