The Industrial Mechanical Technician associate degree program at Gateway Technical College prepares students to operate, repair and maintain machinery in an industrial environment. Industrial maintenance workers work in factories, power plants, and construction sites. The majority of classwork is hands on using state-of-the art equipment in the newly remodeled Industrial Mechanical lab. As a result of the lab training, students will gain both physical skills and confidence in working on advanced mechanical equipment. Instructors also emphasize communication and teamwork throughout the coursework, which better prepares program graduates for the demands of employers.