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"The time I spent at West Hills College in the Precision Ag program has been very beneficial and the lessons learned there have been useful in my everyday life."

Kerri Birdwell,
Pacific Coast Field Support Technician
Ag Leader Technology, Iowa


Industrial Maintenance Technicians (IMTs) are certified and equipped to work in the industrial, welding or agricultural industries. IMTs understand construction mechanics and construction drawings, and they can install, repair or maintain systems such as piping systems, pressure steam systems, cooling towers bearings and couplings, belt and chain drives, distillation towers and vessels, heaters and furnaces.

What are the education requirements for an IMT?

The Industrial Maintenance Technology program gives students hands-on experience at the new, state-of-the-art Farm of the Future facility. This is a 14-unit certification program that teaches students skills in the areas of electrical control systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, power tools, hand tools and safety skills. The courses offered in this program are transferrable to other colleges and align with California’s C-ID.

Courses include:

  • IMT-60 Industrial Core
  • IMT 61 Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level I
  • IMT 62 Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level II
  • IMT 70 Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level III


Whether you are a first-time student or looking to change careers, this program will prepare you to become job-ready. Through these courses, you will gain real-world experience that will prepare you for a high-paying, high-growth career as an IMT. Certification is dependent upon successful completion of all coursework. Financial Aid assistance is available for those who qualify.

Industry Certifications

  • MSSC Certification
  • NCCER Certification


  • Industrial Plant Mechanic
  • Agricultural Plant Mechanic
  • Mobile Equipment Mechanic
  • Sanitation Maintenance Technician

Contact US

Chris Chaney Chris Chaney
Agriculture Industrial
Technologies Instructor

(559) 934-2705

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