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Industrial Equipment Technology

Industrial Equipment Technology


By choosing to pursue Industrial Equipment Technology, you will be able to solve most of the technical and industrial problems experienced by today's industries. EACC's IET program will give you the background and skills necessary to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment used in a manufacturing or facilities environment.  Entry-level positions in industrial maintenance and manufacturing jobs include:  Industrial Electrician, Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Installation Technician, Industrial Technician, and Building Maintenance Mechanic.

 Career Opportunities


 Annual Salary

Industrial Maintenance workers provide industries with a variety of skills necessary to keep the lights on and the line moving. While each employer will utilize your skills in various ways, typical responsibilities include: keeping machine parts lubricated, maintaining critical components for each machine, and performing other routine maintenance throughout the facility. 

Typical day-to-day tasks include:

  • Start machines and observe mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect problems.
  • Read work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring repair or maintenance.
  • Inspect or test damaged machine parts, and mark defective areas or advise supervisors of repair needs.
  • Reassemble machines after the completion of repair or maintenance work.
  • Dismantle machines and remove parts for repair, using hand tools, chain falls, jacks, cranes, or hoists.

Arkansas Median Salary: $45,190

National Median Salary: $54,280

10 Year Projected Employment Demand: 6% Increase

*Bureau of Labor Statistics accessed through


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Program Credential Credits to Credential Program Documents Program Cost
Technical Certificate Industrial Equipment Technology 32 TC IET Program of Study $3,742.00*


* Approximate cost of program for in-county residents.

Interested in Learning More? Contact one of our Admission Staff at the Hodges Student Services Complex, at (870)-633-4480 Ext. 300.  Campus.png



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