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Begin an Exciting Career in Industrial Maintenance!

In just 9 months you could be using your troubleshooting and problem-solving skills to install, fix, and maintain complex machinery.

At a Glance

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Career Discovery

Learn about various aspects of the Industrial Maintenance career, like a day in the life, typical jobs, required skills, and more.


Program Outline

Explore the specific skills you'll learn and lessons you'll complete in the Penn Foster program by reading through the syllabus.

How do I know if this is the right career for me?

As an Industrial Maintenance worker, you will be a jack-of-all-trades who works on all types of industrial machinery and equipment. You may work in either a factory or plant where complicated machine processes exist, and be responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining these systems. You may need to work more than 40 hours per week, and respond to time-sensitive requests as issues arise. To learn more about this type of work, the skills you'll need to begin a career, and the opportunities that may be presented to you, download the Career Guide by clicking the link below.


Your Success is Our Mission

That's why Penn Foster and Guild have partnered to provide you access to the best education possible in your pursuit of beginning a career in Industrial Maintenance. With over 125 years of experience and over 3,000 courses, Penn Foster is uniquely positioned to help you set yourself apart as you begin your career journey.

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In-Demand Skills for Today's Jobs

Penn Foster's Industrial Maintenance program provides you with the real job skills that employers are looking for, giving you a leg up as you start your career.


Study When You Want

Our program is made for the working learner. The program's flexibility allows you to learn at home or on your break through our online, mobile-friendly student portal 24/7.


Support When You Need It

You're guided with enhanced support from Certified Instructors and Student Success Advocates - all working to help you succeed in your training program.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed May 13, 2022.

Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.

**Penn Foster Alumni Mobility Survey, data collected May 2021 through January 2022

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