The Machine Maintenance certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Manufacturing/Machinist Technology. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degree in Manufacturing/Machinist Technology.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
16 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus

  1. Apply all necessary safety measures in the performance of machine maintenance activities
  2. Use technical documents to find information necessary to perform machine maintenance
  3. Discuss the importance of regularly scheduled machine maintenance
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of basic mechanical principles, fluid power, motor theory, electrical fundamentals and electronic controls as applied to manufacturing machines
  5. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the major systems of manufacturing machines
  6. Level and align machines
  7. Perform proper lubrication and coolant maintenance
  8. Use basic electrical test equipment
  9. Use machine troubleshooting techniques
  10. Conduct and document maintenance activities and demonstrate an understanding of the end conditions of a maintenance activity, including how to verify machine operability
  11. Attain the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety Certification
  12. Be prepared to take examinations for applicable National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machine Building, Maintenance, Service and Repair Certifications

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The Certificate in Machine Maintenance shows employers that you have developed an understanding of the fundamental principles underlying the operation of manufacturing machines and the skills needed to perform basic repairs. Where employers endorse them, certifications can give special consideration to new applicants and to employees seeking promotions.

Potential employers include: Although this certificate program is primarily focused on the machining industry, the maintenance skills developed are applicable to a wide range of industries. Graduates may find employment anywhere industrial automation is used, including local manufacturing and material handling companies. Entry level salaries vary with each employer and individual skill level.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $300 per quarter

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