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Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

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In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic program of study is a three (3) year Career & Technical Education (CTE) instructional program that engages students in open-ended problem solving where they learn and apply manufacturing processes and use modern, industry-leading technology and software. The program prepares students for further education and careers in manufacturing. The CTE program consists of four courses that are completed on the campus of the Delaware Technical Community College.

Sequence of Courses:

Introduction to Mechanical Technology,
Electro-Mechanical Systems,
Automation & Logic

Early College Credit/Credentials:

Up to 13 college credits
at Delaware Technical
Community College
Manufacturing Skill
Standards Council: Safety
Manufacturing Skill Standards
Council: Quality Practices & Measurement
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration; 10-Hour
Construction Safety

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Industrial Engineering Technicians

Associates Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians


Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Maintenance Workers, Machinery

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Wage Differential

Bilingual employees are compensated with a language differential of 5-20% more per hour than the base rate of a monolingual employee

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