About the Program and Career Opportunities
Industrial Maintenance/Mechanical Major:
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Technology with a major in Industrial Maintenance/Mechanical will prepare graduates for employment as entry level industrial mechanics and millwrights. Concepts covered in this program include pumps, motors, motor controls, mechanical drives, preventive/predictive maintenance concepts, hydraulics, pneumatics, prints and mechanical drawings, and related safety.
Industrial Maintenance/Electrical Major:
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Technology with a major in Industrial Maintenance/Electrical will prepare graduates for employment as entry level industrial electrician. Concepts covered in the major include basic electrical concepts, motor controls, programmable logic controllers, and basic instrumentation principles.
Industrial Maintenance/Air Conditioning & Refrigeration:
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Technology with a major in Industrial Maintenance/Air Conditioning & Refrigeration will prepare graduates for employment as entry level HVAC technicians. Concepts covered in the major include fundamentals of electric and gas heating systems, refrigerant transition and recovery, commercial/industrial wiring, and NEC codes.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Technology with a major in Industrial Maintenance/Instrumentation will prepare graduates for employment as entry level instrumentation technicians. Concepts covered in the major include electronics for electricians; instrumentation circuits and systems; transducers; detectors; actuators; control devices; and fundamentals of pressure, force, weight, motion, liquid level, and fluid flow. The typical base salary range for an Industrial Maintenance Technician is $31,200 - $54,000. Base salary does not include overtime or benefits.
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CARCAM's Mission is to provide a sustainable manufacturing education delivery system by providing curriculum development, technical education programs, student outreach, and professional development opportunities to address current and future education and manufacturing industry needs for the 21st century.
Who Are We?
The CARCAM consortium is one of 36 regional National Science Foundation ATE Center’s. We are educating today’s workforce in cutting– edge technology. Our curriculum is specifically designed and developed with input from Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and implemented in today’s highly advanced technical manufacturing industry.
CARCAM Colleges offer students the opportunity to learn advanced technology skills that drive the regional economy.
CARCAM recently added four community colleges to expand its impact in the automotive corridor. The AUT degree and certificate program is available to students and incumbent workers in nine community colleges located throughout the state along with articulation agreements at select universities.