Industrial Technology Program

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San Joaquin Valley College’s Industrial Technology (IT) program is designed to provide fundamental, hands-on training on industrial systems and equipment.

Students will study and master the basic principles, applications, concepts and functions of hydraulic systems, bearing and seal types, and power transmission components.

A student trains in SJVC's Industrial Technology program.

Students Will Learn
Throughout SJVC’s Industrial Technology program, students will learn:

  • • Programmable logic controllers
  • • Motor control devices and wiring
  • • Fluid power systems
  • • Valves, actuators and bearing applications

Program Outcomes
Graduates can earn a Certificate of Completion in approximately 7 months, or an Associate of Science Degree in approximately 14 months. Certificate Completion students may continue their education at SJVC to earn an Associate of Science Degree in Technical Studies.

Employers are looking for individuals who can operate and maintain the equipment required for the operation of modern industrial facilities. Troubleshooting skills and the ability to communicate solutions are valuable assets to these organizations.

With SJVC’s hands-on approach to training, graduates are qualified to go right to work in a variety of commercial and manufacturing settings as a Maintenance Technician, Production Supervisor, Hydraulic Technician, Machine Operator and Plant Electrician.

On the job, you can expect to:

  • • Install & diagnose progammable logic controllers
  • • Install & maintain valves, actuators and bearings
  • • Operate & repair hydraulic and bearing systems
  • • Troubleshoot programmable logic controllers

SJVC’s Industrial Technology program is available at 7 of our California campuses:

(* denotes that only the Industrial Technology certificate program is available. Campuses not marked with an asterisk offer both the certificate and associate degree program.)

Accreditation & Approvals
San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:

San Joaquin Valley College is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution in the state of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). BPPE physical address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833; mailing address: P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818; phone (916) 431-6959; toll free (888) 370-7589; fax (916) 263-1897; website:

If a degree or certificate in Industrial Technology sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, please complete SJVC’s Request Information form. An Admissions Advisor will contact you soon to discuss how you can reach your career goals with SJVC.
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