Maintenance Mechanic

Certificate of Specialization (CS)

Evening classes: This program is specially geared for students with full-time jobs.

Earn college credits to move up the ladder, or train for an entry level position.

Get into the job market without delay: Earn your certificate in as little as one semester.


Maintenance Mechanics keep equipment, machines or structures in repair.

Develop the skills to do the job right:

  • Welding
  • Principles of Plumbing/Pipefitting
  • HVAC
  • Basic Hydraulics

Typical duties will include:

  • Repair or replacement of defective equipment parts using hand tools or power tools
  • Reassembly of equipment
  • Routine maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly and building systems operate efficiently.

State-of-the-art lab:We invite you to come see our facilities, the largest, most extensive set of machinery of any school in the state. At STLCC you learn on the equipment used in the industry.

Small class size and a focus on hand-on activity.

Faculty: STLCC is a longtime leader in the technology field, and you’ll learn from seasoned professionals. All of our instructors worked in the industry and bring that experience to the classroom.

Stackable: if you’ve earned a certificate of specialization in these programs, most of your credits can apply towards your Computer Integrated Manufacturing AAS degree.

Convenience: More than 90% of our students attend classes part-time while working during the day, so technical courses are offered in the evening.

More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.

To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to questions. Click Here


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divider-faculty Carl Fischer, B.S.
Phone: 314-513-4322


Maintenance Mechanic (CS) - 14 Credits

Program Total: 14 credits
ME:101 Welding Technology 3
ME:108 Principles of Plumbing/Pipefitting 3
ME:110 HVAC Operator I 3
ME:151 Manufacturing Processes I 3
ME:223 Basic Hydraulics I 2

Course offerings depend on adequate enrollment.

HVAC: This program focuses on basic maintenance and troubleshooting. Some graduates of this program enter the HVAC field but STLCC’s Maintenance Mechanic program does not prepare students for HVAC certification testing.

Flexibility: With approval from the Engineering and Technology department, ME:211 Programmable Logic Controllers may be substituted for ME:101 Welding Technology class if it is better suited to the student’s needs.

We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career. Click Here

Please note: Credits earned in STLCC’s Engineering Technology AAS, CS and CP programs generally do not transfer to engineering bachelor degree programs. If your career goal is to be an engineer, please consider STLCC’s Engineering Science AS degree. Credits earned as part of STLCC’s Engineering Science AS degree transfer to universities nationwide, and provide a strong foundation for future study in a variety of engineering disciplines at a fraction of the cost of a public university.

Related Programs
Precision Machining Technology (CS)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (AAS)


STLCC’s Engineering Technology Advisory Board brings together top industry professionals. Members serve for two year terms, and STLCC’S faculty works hand-in-hand with this elite group to evaluate and update our curriculum, stay up-to-date on the latest innovations, and promote networking.

Responding to the needs of the local market: STLCC’s Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing was created to develop a skilled workforce for the region’s engineering and manufacturing sector.  If your business has workforce needs that are not met by our credit course offerings, please contact us to discuss additional options:


The Maintenance Mechanic program is offered at our Florissant Valley campus. However, for added convenience, students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.


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