2024-2025 College Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog

Basic Industrial Maintenance Certificate

The certificate program provides generalized knowledge of electrical, welding, and manufacturing and industrial processes giving the program graduates knowledge and skill to be general maintenance workers in a variety of industrial, manufacturing, utilities, telecommunications, and transportation settings.

The certificate is the first semester for the Industrial Maintenance A.A.S. degree.

Basic Industrial Maintenance Certificate Program Goals

  • Perform necessary electrical circuit measurements using industry-recognized equipment
  • Understand and demonstrate workplace safety principles
  • Know and use schematic symbols from various disciplines
  • Differentiate between types of welding processes
  • Demonstrate proper operation of different industrial machines, including a drill press, lathe and CNC

Admission to the Program: Open

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam.
  4. Meet with a Student Success Advocate/Advisor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Career & Technical Education

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details  

Certificate Requirements

First Year

Total Semester Hours: 16

Note: In order to graduate, students must complete all ELT, MTL and WEL courses with a grade of C or better.

(Students who do not expect to complete their degree within five years should refer to the Graduation Requirements  section in this catalog.)


Ian Milligan
Instructor, Manufacturing Technology

Ellen Burns
Dean of Career and Technical Education


Building G offers classroom space, a computer lab, and houses Carl Sandburg College’s industrial programs. The electrical lab features a host of components to aid in student learning including AC/DC trainers.  Instruction is delivered by individuals with industry-specific expertise and includes specialized coursework using technical equipment. The College’s welding lab offers 26 bay stations. The welding area offers two welding simulators, as well as state of the art multi process welding machines. The CNC Program offers training in programming, setup, and operations while housing multiple lathe, mills, and CNC Machines as well as simulators to properly train students for a career in the machining industry.