Industrial Electrical and Mechanical Pre-Apprenticeship


The Industrial Electrical and Mechanical Pre-Apprenticeship training program is designed to meet the industry demand for entry-level and incumbent workers entering or working in in manufacturing, distribution and other industries using advanced technology in plant operations.

Participants will receive instruction in industrial electrical and mechanical trades, industry process math, mechanical drives, blueprint reading, troubleshooting industrial controls, hydraulics, pneumatic controls, oxyfuel cutting, and an introduction to industrial automation.

Industrial Electrical and/or Mechanical Technicians typically do the following:

  • Read blueprints or technical diagrams
  • Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems
  • Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers
  • Identify electrical problems using a variety of testing devices
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using hand tools and power tools
  • Follow state and local building regulations based on the National Electrical Code
  • Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring or equipment
  • Detect minor problems by performing basic diagnostic tests
  • Clean and lubricate equipment or machinery
  • Check the performance of machinery
  • Test malfunctioning machinery to determine whether major repairs are needed
  • Adjust equipment and reset or calibrate sensors and controls

Eligible Certifications:

  • Certificate of Completion – Chaffey College
  • Cal OSHA-10
  • NCCER Core
  • Amatrol

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How Do I Know This is for Me?
  • You enjoy hands-on practical work
  • You like to take things apart to see how they work
  • You like to inspect parts and put things together
  • You like to dismantle and reassemble machinery
  • You like to repair and make new parts
  • You like to use hand and power tools
  • You don’t mind getting dirty
  • You like to monitor equipment and ensure it properly works
What Can I Do with These Certificates?
  • Industrial Maintenance Electrician
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • Electrical Equipment Assembler
  • Electrical Repairer
  • Industrial Electric Repairer
  • Electromechanical Repairer and Maintenance
  • Electrical Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Machinery Technician
  • Logistics Warehousing Maintenance Technician
  • Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
  • Control System Technician
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Millwright
Where Can I Work / Top Employers?

The pathway provides you with a choice of various work environments, including:

  • Equipment Manufacturing
  • Product Manufacturing
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
  • Utility Companies
  • Food Processing Manufacturing
  • Distribution Companies
  • Bottling Manufacturing
What is the Potential Wage Outlook?

Industrial Machinery Mechanic
Entry Level: $14-$16 per hour
Median: $24-$27 per hour
Experienced: $37-$41 per hour

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment

Entry Level: $14-$17 per hour
Median: $27-$29 per hour
Experienced: $39-$46 per hour


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