Middle College - Ind Maint & Welding Program

NMU Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College (MATMC)

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Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education


Students enrolled in the industrial maintenance technology associates degree or certificate program at NMU will learn how to install, maintain and repair different types of machinery. These are the required skills of high tech professionals who work in mines, paper mills, hospitals, and manufacturing. Industrial maintenance technicians are often referred to as millwrights.

Students will learn the correct process for installation, alignment, and maintenance procedures of various machinery components including setting and alignment of:

    • Conveyors
    • Gears/gearboxes
    • Couplings
    • Sheave belt systems

    Additionally, students will become knowledgeable in:

    • Equipment and tool safety
    • Blueprint reading
    • Precision measurement
    • Steel identification
    • Fabrication techniques
    • Fastener identification
    • Employability skills


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    “I never really knew what I wanted to do with life, so it was always very scary for me to think about my future. The Middle College helped me find out what I wanted to do and I think it's cool because now I can empower other women.”

    Kalysta, Marquette Alternative High School / MATMC

    How to Get Started

    High School Credit

    Students should inquire within their guidance office about high school curriculum requirements that may be satisfied through a college course, as this is determined individually by school district.

    College Credit

    College credits

    • Students earn direct college credits from NMU at no cost

    Industry Certification

    Industry-recognized Certification

    *Credentials are nationally recognized, portable and stackable, which means students have the option of attaining more advanced credentials in the future

    Success Story

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    plasma cutting student
    plasma cutter working
    two welding students cutting together

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