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Maintenance Technician

Do you have a knack for tinkering and fixing things with your hands? Are you looking for a career where you can do what you love every day? Our Maintenance Technician training program is an intensive overview of skills necessary for manufacturing maintenance from the basic principles of power transfer and rigging safety to PLCs and robotics that will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to begin a successful career. 

A Maintenance Technician is required to have a thorough understanding of how machines and systems function to keep them running without breakdowns and maintain service for their expected lifespan and beyond. You will learn the following concepts and skills: workholding, math, inspection, safety, machining, quality, grinding, electrical systems, automation, mechanical systems, motor controls, rigging, and fluid systems as you prepare for your new career as a Maintenance Technician.

18 Months / 250 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Davis Community School

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES767

What You Will Learn
  • Troubleshooting
  • Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM
  • Inspection Methods
  • PLC Equipment and Communication
  • Electrical, Mechanical, and Fluid Systems
  • Robot Maintenance and Installation
  • Fabrication and Assembly Processes
  • Workholding Principles
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 18 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 250 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for a career as a maintenance technician, maintenance mechanic, equipment engineering technician, facilities manager, maintenance engineer
  • Gain confidence in your ability to perform your job
  • Get the knowledge and skills you need to start your career in a self-paced, online program


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I. Workholding
  A.   Intro to Workholding 104
  B.   Supporting and Locating Principles 106
  C.   Locating Devices 107
  D.   Clamping Basics 108
  E.   Chucks, Collets, and Vises 110
  F.   Fixture Body Construction 200
  G.   Fixture Design Basics 210
  H.   Drill Bushing Selection 230
II. Math
  A.   Math Fundamentals 101
  B.   Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
  C.   Units of Measurement 112
  D.   Basics of Tolerance 121
  E.   Blueprint Reading 131
  F.   Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
  G.   Geometry: Triangles 161
  H.   Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
  I.   Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
  J.   Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
  K.   Statistics 231
III. Inspection
  A.   Math Fundamentals 101
  B.   Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
  C.   Units of Measurement 112
  D.   Basics of Tolerance 121
  E.   Blueprint Reading 131
  F.   Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
  G.   Geometry: Triangles 161
  H.   Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
  I.   Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
  J.   Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
  K.   Statistics 231
IV. Machining
  A.   Cutting Processes 111
  B.   Safety for Metal Cutting 101
  C.   Overview of Machine Tools 121
  D.   Basic Cutting Theory 201
  E.   Band Saw Operation 211
  F.   Basics of the CNC Lathe 211
  G.   Basics of the CNC Mill 212
  H.   Introduction to Metal Cutting Fluids 221
  I.   Metal Cutting Fluid Safety 231
  J.   Toolholders for Turning 260
  K.   Speed and Feed for the Lathe 301
  L.   Speed and Feed for the Mill 311
  M. Cutting Tool Materials 321
  N.   Carbide Grade Selection 331
  O.   ANSI Insert Selection 341
  P.   Lathe Tool Geometry 351
  Q.   Mill Tool Geometry 361
  R.   Drill Tool Geometry 371
  S.   Optimizing Tool Life and Process 381
  T.   Impact of Workpiece Materials 391
  U.   Manual Mill Basics 201
  V.   Engine Lathe Basics 211
  W. Manual Mill Setup 221
  X.   Overview of Engine Lathe Setup 205
  Y.   Benchwork and Layout Operations 241
  Z.   Manual Mill Operation 251
  AA. Engine Lathe Operation 225
  BB. Holemaking on the Manual Mill 271
  CC. Threading on the Engine Lathe 235
  DD. Taper Turning on the Engine Lathe 240
V. Safety
  A.   Intro to OSHA 101
  B.   Personal Protective Equipment 111
  C.   Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121
  D.   Respiratory Safety 131
  E.   Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141
  F.   SDS and Hazard Communication 151
  G.   Bloodborne Pathogens 161
  H.   Walking and Working Surfaces 171
  I.   Fire Safety and Prevention 181
  J.   Flammable/Combustible Liquids 191
  K.   Ergonomics 102
  L.   Hand and Power Tool Safety 201
  M. Safety for Lifting Devices 211
  N.   Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221
  O.   Confined Spaces 231
  P.   Environmental Safety Hazards 241
  Q.   Machine Guarding 140
VI. Quality and Manufacturing Management
  A.   Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
  B.   Essentials of Leadership 110
  C.   Essentials of Communication 120
  D.   ISO 9001: 2015 Review 122
  E.   Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 124
  F.   Manufacturing Process Applications: Part I 124
  G.   Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste 125
  H.   Manufacturing Process Applications: Part II 125
  I.   Managing Performance: Best Practices 130
  J.   Approaches to Maintenance 131
  K.   Managing Performance: Corrective Actions 135
  L.   Total Productive Maintenance 141
  M. Conflict Resolution Principles 150
  N.   5S Overview 151
  O.   Conflict Resolution for Different Groups 155
  P.   Team Leadership 160
  Q.   Intro to Six Sigma 171
  R.   Quality and Customer Service 175
  S.   Manufacturing Management 180
  T.   Troubleshooting 181
  U.   Personal Effectiveness 190
  V.   Conducting Kaizen Events 191
  W. Managing the Diverse Workplace 210
  X.   SPC Overview 211
  Y.   Harassment and Discrimination 215
  Z.   TS 16949:2009 Overview 221
  AA. Interpreting Blueprints 230
  BB. Performance Management and the Law 230
  CC. Metrics for Lean 231
  DD. Process Flow Charting 241
  EE. Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
  FF. Management Tools: Problem Solving 270
  GG. Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
VII. Grinding
  A.   Grinding Processes 201
  B.   Grinding Safety 211
  C.   Basic Grinding Theory 221
  D.   Basics of the Surface Grinder 231
  E.   Basics of the Cylindrical Grinder 232
  F.   Basics of the Centerless Grinder 233
  G.   Setup for the Surface Grinder 241
  H.   Setup for the Cylindrical Grinder 242
  I.   Setup for the Centerless Grinder 243
  J.   Surface Grinder Operation 251
  K.   Cylindrical Grinder Operation 252
  L.   Centerless Grinder Operation 253
  M. Introduction to Grinding Fluids 261
  N.   Grinding Variables 301
  O.   Grinding Nonferrous Metals 321
  P.   Grinding Wheel Materials 331
  Q.   Grinding Wheel Geometry 361
  R.   Dressing and Truing 341
  S.   Grinding Wheel Selection 351
VIII. Electrical Systems and Motor Controls
  A.   Electrical Units 101
  B.   Safety for Electrical Work 111
  C.   Introduction to Circuits 201
  D.   Relays, Contactors, and Motor Starters 201
  E.   Introduction to Magnetism 211
  F.   DC Circuit Components 221
  G.   Distribution Systems 221
  H.   NEC Overview 231
  I.   AC Fundamentals 241
  J.   Electrical Instruments 251
  K.   Electrical Print Reading 261
  L.   DC Power Sources 271
  M. AC Power Sources 281
  N.   Conductor Selection 291
  O.   Series Circuit Calculations 301
  P.   Introduction to Electric Motors 301
  Q.   Parallel Circuit Calculations 311
  R.   Symbols and Diagrams for Motors 311
  S.   Logic and Line Diagrams 312
  T.   Battery Selection 321
  U.   Limit Switches and Proximity Sensors 360
IX. PLCs and Automation
  A.   Robot Troubleshooting 160
  B.   Robot Maintenance 170
  C.   Basics of Siemens PLCs 200
  D.   Intro to PLCs 200
  E.   Siemens PLC Hardware 210
  F.   Hardware for PLCs 210
  G.   Robot Installations 230
  H.   Siemens PLC Inputs and Outputs 240
  I.   PLC Inputs and Outputs 240
  J.   Siemens Human Machine Interfaces 250
  K.   Siemens SIMATIC Modular PLCs 260
  L.   Hand-Held Programmers of PLCs 280
  M. Overview of PLC Registers 305
  N.   Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 PLCs 340
  O.   Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 PLCs 350
  P.   Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation 360
X. Mechanical Systems
  A.   Introduction to Mechanical Systems 101
  B.   Safety for Mechanical Work 111
  C.   Forces of Machines 121
  D.   Power Transmission Components 120
  E.   Lubricant Fundamentals 130
  F.   Mechanical Power Variables 200
  G.   Bearing Applications 221
  H.   Spring Applications 231
  I.   Belt Drive Applications 241
  J.   Gear Geometry 240
  K.   Gear Applications 251
  L.   Clutch and Brake Applications 250
XI. Fluid Systems
  A.   Intro to Fluid Systems 100 
  B.   The Forces of Fluid Power 201
  C.   Safety for Hydraulics and Pneumatics 211
  D.   Introduction to Hydraulic Components 221
  E.   Introduction to Pneumatic Components 231
  F.   Introduction to Fluid Conductors 241
  G.   Fittings for Fluid Systems 251
  H.   Preventative Maintenance for Fluid Systems 261
  I.   Hydraulic Power Variables 200
  J.   Hydraulic Power Sources 302
  K.   Pneumatic Power Variables 311
  L.   Pneumatic Power Sources 312
  M. Fluid System Print Reading 220
  N.   Actuator Applications 240
  O.   Basic Hydraulic Circuit Design 310
  P.   Basic Pneumatic Circuit Design 315
  Q.   Hydraulic Fluid Selection 320
  R.   Contamination and Filter Selection 330
  S.   Hydraulic Principles and System Design 340
XII. Rigging
  A.   Intro to Machine Rigging 110
  B.   Rigging Equipment 120
  C.   Lifting and Moving Equipment 130
  D.   Rigging Inspection and Safety 210
  E.   Rigging Mechanics 220
XIII. Welding
  A.   Welding Safety Essentials 101
  B.   PPE for Welding 111
  C.   Welding Fumes and Gases Safety 121
  D.   Electrical Safety for Welding 131
  E.   Introduction to Welding 141
  F.   Introduction to Welding Processes 151
  G.   Math Fundamentals for Welding 161
  H.   Geometry Fundamentals for Welding 171
  I.   Material Tests for Welding 201
  J.   Welding Ferrous Metals 211
  K.   Welding Nonferrous Metals 212
  L.   Overview of Weld Types 221
  M. Overview of Weld Defects 222
  N.   Welding Symbols and Codes 231
  O.   Electrical Power for Arc Welding 241
  P.   Introduction to SMAW 252
  Q.   Introduction to GMAW 251
  R.   Introduction to FCAW 261
  S.   Introduction to GTAW 262
  T.   Fabrication Process 232
  U.   Overview of Soldering 271
  V.   Thermal Cutting Overview 281
  W. Plasma Cutting 283
  X.   Oxyfuel Cutting Applications 282
  Y.   Introduction to Automation 291
  Z.   SMAW Applications 311
  AA. GMAW Applications 301
  BB. Advanced GMAW Applications 302
  CC. FCAW Applications 321
  DD. GTAW Applications 331
XIV. Fasteners
  A.   Intro to Fastener Threads 110
  B.   Overview of Threaded Fasteners 117
  C.   Tools for Threaded Fasteners 120
  D.   Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners 125
  E.   Intro to Fastener Ergonomics 130
  F.   Properties for Fasteners 200
  G.   Understanding Torque 210
  H.   Threaded Fastener Selection 215
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Instructors & Support

No instructor

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.


Prerequisites / Requirements


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Mac users may experience some issues with Adobe Flash.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


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When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive eighteen (18) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more:

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