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.
About Laney College
Laney College is the largest of the four Peralta Community College District campuses, serving approximately 12,000 students annually. As the flagship college for the Peralta District, Laney College stretches across sixty acres in downtown Oakland, California, one of the most ethnically and economically diverse cities in America. Laney is also one of the oldest community colleges in the nation, celebrating 65 years in 2018. The Laney College service area includes the adjacent cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, and Piedmont. It also draws students from the Greater Bay Area because of its reputation for diversity and high quality technical training. Laney College has preserved and continuously updated a remarkable set of career and technical (CTE) programs. These programs include traditional trade areas like Electrical Technology (state certified), Welding, Industrial Maintenance, Machining, and Carpentry. The college has also developed new programs in other advanced technical fields such as Building Automation Systems (one of three programs in the USA), Digital Design, Medical Device Engineering Technology, 3-D design and Rapid manufacturing, and Advanced Lighting Technology. The college offers programs in the applied arts such as Professional Photography and Graphic Design.