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Vista College is where you can receive the in-depth training that may enable you to find a satisfying career as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic. Our program includes 10 courses that cover key areas such as industrial plant and production machinery installation, repair, and fabrication. You can earn your Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Diploma in as little as 50 weeks with an average of just 18 hours of training per week at our campus in Fort Smith, AR.*

What Does an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Diploma Involve?

  • Conducting facility-wide investigations to determine the source of mechanical problems
  • Installing, maintaining, and repairing equipment
  • Inspecting equipment
  • Providing advice about capital equipment purchases

Industrial maintenance mechanics are responsible for some of a company’s most valuable capital assets. Employers need mechanics who can work with a wide variety of small and heavy equipment and who can keep up with the latest technological advancements in their field. In addition to having outstanding mechanical abilities, industrial maintenance mechanics must have excellent communication skills to provide sound advice about what kind of equipment should be purchased and when it’s time to retire machinery.


*Successful, Full-time enrollment is required to achieve stated completion dates.

By the time you complete your training at Vista College, you will know how to function as a safe and productive member of a maintenance team and be prepared to contribute. You will also have essential “people skills” that may pave the way to career advancement opportunities in the future. The real-world, hands-on training and the classroom education you’ll receive at Vista College are highly valued by employers in all types of industrial and manufacturing facilities.

You’ll Learn How To:

  • Read blueprints
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot mechanical issues
  • Maintain hydraulic and pneumatic machinery
  • Perform precision machine maintenance
  • Communicate effectively
  • Dismantle and reassemble equipment

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