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Industrial Maintenance Program

Industrial Maintenance Program

Industrial Maintenance Program Open Houses

Open house dates can be found on the Shop Tours and Open Houses page.
For more information, contact Kathi Roisen, IMM program coordinator at


We are offering a new course in Spring 2021: Theory, Operation, and Maintenance of Industrial Pumps!

Asynchronous online lecture

3 hours face-to-face lab per week (Saturdays 11:00am-1:50pm or 2:00pm-4:50pm)

Units: 3

Prerequisite(s): MACH 210 and 205 (Prerequisites may be waived if student has experience with print reading and use of precision tools. For waiver, contact the department chair: Adam Balogh at

Description: Introduction to theory, operation, and maintenance of industrial pumps: Repair, seals, and alignment for variety of pump applications for water, wastewater, and industrial applications.


Interested in Industrial Maintenance? Apply here!

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Laney College now offers a 9-month (two semester) certificate program in industrial maintenance. This certificate will allow successful students to gain entry to a demanding and rewarding career in the field of industrial maintenance. This is a multi-disciplinary program that gives students hands-on training in machining, welding, electricity and blueprint reading. Math and English skills are taught in context to support student learning in these core subjects. This stackable certificate will prepare students for entry-level jobs in this industry or ready them for a second year certificate.

Course Curriculum

This is a full-time program with classes meeting Monday through Thursday. The Fall term starts late August and ends mid December. The Spring term begins middle of January and ends late May. Spring semester may include Saturday and/or evening classes.

Fall Courses

Machining, Welding, Basic Electricity, Applied Spatial Reasoning and Technical Math

Spring Courses

Machining, Welding, Commercial Electricity, Industrial Hydraulics, OSHA Safety, Blueprint Reading and Technical Math


Industrial Maintenance Technicians maintain and repair the machinery used in such industries as oil refineries, manufacturing, water distribution and shipping. These industries anticipate a strong demand for technicians over the next decade. Entry level jobs start at $40,000 per year. With 5 years of experience, average salaries in this field can be $60,000 per year with salaries increasing depending on the company and experience levels.

Who Should Apply?

The ideal candidate for this program should:

  • Like to work with his/her hands
  • Have a strong interest and ability in problem solving
  • Be able to follow safety procedures
  • Feel comfortable with math

How Do You Apply?

If you are interested in applying for the program, please follow the steps below: (These instructions are subject to change due to limitations in in-person services imposed by COVID-19. For more information, contact Kathi Roisen, IMM program coordinator at

  1. Attend an open house
  2. Apply to the California Community College system to obtain a student ID number if you do not already have one. Fill out the CCC Apply online registration form.
    • You can retrieve your ID number within 24 hours of filling out the form. If you need assistance with the college application or to retrieve your ID, you can come to the Welcome Center in A101 on the Laney Campus and someone there will assist you.
  3. If you have decided you are committed to applying for this full-time 9 month program, fill out an online application for the Industrial Maintenance Program.
    • Paper forms can be mailed to:
      Industrial Maintenance Program
      Laney College
      900 Fallon Street, Room G-100
      Oakland CA 94607
  4. Take the Laney College Assessment Test (if you have already taken this test, you do not need to take it again). To take the test, you must go in person to the Welcome Center at A-101 on Laney Campus to schedule an appointment for the test. Please arrange to complete the test ASAP.
  5. At this point you will be contacted and arrangements will be made for an interview. If at any point you have questions about the process or the program, please email us at


High School or Career Counselors

If you are interested in receiving updates on this program, please contact Kathi Roisen, IMM program coordinator at