Industrial Technology

At a Glance

Maintenance and repair of commercial and industrial machinery

The manufacturing industry comprises hundreds of occupations. Machinery maintenance and repair remains an important manufacturing component due to the increased use of automated processes. Economic and demographic trends have produced a shortage of skilled technicians in manufacturing and industry-related technology threatening the development of new products, quality improvement processes and a sustained manufacturing sector. LLCC Industrial Technology programs offer training flexibility. Earn portable, stackable certificates which build upon each other and can lead to associate or bachelor’s degrees. Then, choose to go to work, pursue additional certificates or continue working on a degree.

Job Outlook

See what opportunities with an Industrial Maintenance Technology certificate look like. (Note: In addition to the Industrial Maintenance Technology certificate, other certificates are available. Opportunities may vary on the educational level earned.)


For fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024, air conditioning, refrigeration and heating (ARH) and welding (WEL) classes (except ARH 210 and WEL 102) have a tuition rate of $205.50 per credit hour for in-district residents. All other classes in the program have a standard in-district rate of $137 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.

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Getting Started

Questions and tours

Questions about the industrial technology program? Looking to schedule a tour or learn how to hire our graduates? Contact Doug Hoy, program director, at 217-786-3447.

Ready to enroll?

Schedule a meeting with Darla! Grab 45 minutes with us, and we will work with you to understand our programs, admission requirements and steps to enroll! These well-paying careers need trained workers now and in the future. Contact Darla Cochran, workforce enrollment specialist, at 217-786-2407.

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Explore available industrial technology classes in LoggerCentral. Students need to consult with program director/enrollment specialist before registering.

This program focuses on maintenance and repair of commercial or industrial machinery in buildings, plants or factory settings. Maintenance technologists are skilled in vibration analysis, electrical troubleshooting, drive system repair and hydraulic/pneumatic system troubleshooting and repair. General maintenance mechanics may troubleshoot and repair HVAC systems, electrical control systems and/or complete preventive maintenance on many types of machinery. This program incorporates basic welding skills.

This program focuses on the foundational understanding and effective utilization of safety regulations in general industry with emphasis on lock-out-tag-out and workplace systems operations. Topics include basic blueprint interpretation, including electrical wiring diagrams and symbols; electricity voltage, amperage, resistance and power; mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic power; industry safety practices; and the systematic approach to troubleshooting utilizing blueprints, schematics, documentation and logical thinking.