Advanced Maintenance Technician

The Advanced Maintenance Technician (AMT) Co-op provides a new approach to attaining an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technician.   

What Is A Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technician? 

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The Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technician is a highly trained individual with special skillsets that work in manufacturing environments. Due to their specialized training and skills, they command much higher salaries than typical manufacturing positions. A multi-skilled maintenance technician has a broad foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of electrical and electronic circuits, robotics, instrumentation, programmable logic controllers, motor controls and hydraulics/pneumatics equipment.  Trained Multi-Skilled Technicians can expect to earn more than $37,000 per year starting salary and the earning potential can rapidly increase to $50,000 or more.  This is very significant considering that the median household income in Tennessee is only $41,000.

 Why Should I Apply?

The Advanced Maintenance Technician Co-op (AMT) offers a unique opportunity to earn a wage while attending college and gain priceless work experience with a global manufacturing leader. This allows you to enter the job market with less education debt, more real-world work experience and an advantage over graduates from other programs in getting the job that you want.

Who is selected?

 Along with JSCC’s application for admission, prospective students will be selectively accepted based on the following criteria:

  • Academic success as measured through grades and class rank.
  • Scholastic  capability as measured through ACT or SAT scores (College readiness in all areas, i.e. Math 19, Reading 19, and Writing 18 ACT scores, equivqlent SAT scores, JSCC placement test score, and/or SAILS completions)
  • Effective communication skills as measured through the submission of a written essay.
  • Commitment to work in a team and problem-solving environment.

 How Does the Co-op Work?

 The AMT Co-op blends classroom instruction with on-site manufacturing experience at various West Tennessee industry consortium partners. Classes will be offered at Jackson State Community College in subjects such as electricity, fluid power, mechanics, PLCs, and robotics. Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Technology.

As a Student in the AMT Co-op you will:

  • Attend two full days of classroom instruction per week, including TEAM meetings.
  • Maintain a "C" or higher in all classes to remain eligible for the AMT Co-op.
  • Work three eight hour days per week earning a wage starting at $12 per hour, potentially increasing up to $14 per hour.
  • Adhere to the guidelines established by the industry consortium partners.
  • Receive an Associate of Applied Science degree that includes a cutting edge Industrial Technology curriculum.
  • Obtain two years of paid working co-op experience that will include highly sought after business principles and best practices of world class manufacturers.
  • Possess the skills and ability to compete for available multi-skilled maintenance positions at locally-based manufacturing companies.
  • Earn, over the two years, as much as $21,840 to cover educational expenses, making the education DEBT FREE. Estimated cost of the degree is $14,000 and there are also potential grants, scholarships, and other financial aid options available. This educational opportunity is covered under Tennessee Promise. 

As a Graduate of the AMT Co-op You Will:

  • Receive an Associate of Applied Science degree that includes a cutting edge Industrial Technology curriculum.
  • Obtain two years of paid working co-op experience that will include highly sought after business principles and best practices of world class manufacturers.
  • Possess the skills and ability to compete for available multi-skilled maintenance positions at locally-based manufacturing companies.
  • Earn, over the two years, as much as $21,840 to cover educational expenses, making the education DEBT FREE. Estimated cost of the degree is $14,000 and there are also potential grants, scholarships, and other financial aid options available. This educational opportunity is covered under Tennessee Promise.

 For more information contact: Cathi Roberts at 731-425-9584.