Whether performed by a single employee or by hundreds of teams, it is those skilled workers that keep the world running and are an important part of an organization's vital operations
Nearly every organization from small businesses to the world's largest corporations counts on maintenance workers/managers to create safe and sound facilities from which to run their operations. Plants, offices, infrastructure, buildings and systems must be constructed, installed, maintained and repaired. Consequently, there is always high demand for trained technicians and maintenance workers.
With the right training, you can find employment in almost any industry. Skilled professionals are called on to manage facilities, repair and maintain machines, mechanical equipment and buildings, work on construction projects, plumbing, electrical and air-conditioning and heating systems.
Harper offers individual classes, a series of skill-specific certificates and a degree option that will position you for success and continued growth in this field.
Earn a career-ready degree
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you for to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Continue your education
Harper offers transfer guides to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.
Earn a workforce credential
Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.
- Maintenance Mechanic I Certificate
- Maintenance Mechanic II Certificate
- Supervisory Maintenance Certificate (not accepting new students)
Flexible program options
- Earn Stackable Credentials
- Apprenticeship Opportunities (Earn degrees/credentials debt-free with guaranteed employment)
- Catalog Course Descriptions
- Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing
- Student Organizations
- Job Placement Resource Center
For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.