Plant Maintenance Trades
Provides the related trades instructional classes for registered Department of Labor and other industrial apprentices involved in the maintenance of manufacturing systems. Apprentices in these skilled trade classifications take courses defined by their employer or joint apprentice committee. They also must complete on-the-job hours of work and skills certification to qualify for a journeyman's certification or the equivalent. Apprentice certificate educational programs are typically 38 credit hours or longer in duration. Apprentice or journeyman students may also be eligible to apply credits earned in their trade's educational program toward the 60 credit hours required for the degree. Additional licensing test preparation is also available for specific trades such as the State of Michigan licensing for electricians.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical functions specific to their trade.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the occupational health and safety requirements relative to the workplace in general and specific to their trade.
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic industrial computer applications in the general workplace and specific to their trade.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the application of graphic design relative to the general workplace and specific to their trade.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the following essential knowledge and skills: troubleshooting, measurement, communication, use of hand tools, use of personal protective equipment, graphic interpretation, and problem solving.
Designed for employer-sponsored industrial apprentices. Admission is restricted to those approved by TAE apprentice coordinator.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC's General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Applied Science degrees require at least 15 General Education credits total, including at least three credit hours from each of the five areas below. For this program:
Civil Society and Culture: Complete at least one of the following:
Communication: Complete at least one of the following:
Computer Technology: Complete at least one of the following:
Critical Thinking and Information Literacy: Complete at least one of the following:
Quantitative Literacy: Complete at least one of the following:
- AUTO-135: Mathematics for the Technician
- BMA-110: Business Math
- CHEM-131: Principles of Chemistry
- ENGR-232: Statics
- MATH-100: Basic Technical Mathematics
- MATH-101: Mathematics for Health Careers
- MATH-103: Technical Mathematics
- MATH-104: Mathematics for Food Service Careers
- MATH-1091, MATH-1092, MATH-1093, and MATH-1094, OR MATH-110: Intermediate Algebra
- MATH-112: Trigonometry
- MATH-115: College Algebra
- MATH-121: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
- MATH-131: Mathematics for the Modern World
- MATH-141: Introduction to Statistics
- MATH-150: Finite Mathematics
- MATH-153: Calculus for Business, Life Science, and Social Sciences
- MATH-175: Precalculus
- MATH-180: Calculus I
- MATH-183: Calculus II
- MATH-221: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
- MATH-225: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III
- MATH-280: Calculus III
- MATH-283: Linear Algebra
- MATH-289: Differential Equations
- TAMA-120: Industrial Applications of Basic Mathematical Principles
NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 15
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Apprentice certificate program courses total a minimum of 38 credit hours and are determined by the employer and college requirements.
- Coursework is selected by the student, the employer and the TAE apprentice coordinator.
- Courses in this program are those that apply to industrial electrical (TAEL prefix), industrial mechanical (TAMT prefix), hydraulics and pneumatics (TAFP prefix), welding (CIMWD prefix), plumbing (TAPP prefix), instrumentation (TAPI prefix), and foundations (TAFD and TAMA prefixes).
Minimum Credit Hours: 38
Complete additional 100-level or above courses to reach the 60 credits required for the Associate in Applied Science degrees.
Maximum Credit Hours Necessary: 7
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Lawrence Technological University
- Siena Heights University
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Wayne State University
- Industrial Electrician
- Industrial Machine Repair
- Industrial Millwright
- Industrial Pipefitter
- Industrial Welder
- Maintenance Group Leader
- Maintenance Supervision
- Skilled Trade Supervision
- Industrial Service Technician
- Product Design Technician
- Quality Control Technician