Industrial Electronics and Electrical Maintenance Technology

Industrial Maintenance Degree

If you're detail-oriented, rely on logic, and love working with electronics, our online Industrial Maintenance Degree can help you prepare to take the next steps toward a career you'll enjoy. With flexible, online courses you can build your industry knowledge and skills around your schedule.

  • Can prepare students for jobs such as industrial maintenance and electro-mechanical technician.
  • Classes cover topics like the fundamentals of electricity and electronics, drafting and reading electrical schematics, and drafting with AutoCAD®.
  • Our online programs are flexible enough for you to finish them at a pace that works for you, based on how much time you can dedicate to your coursework each week.
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What You Will Learn

  1. How to read and interpret various types of technical drawings, including those used in electrical/electronics applications, and understand the basics of computer-aided design (CAD).
  2. How to develop schematics, line drawings, and panel prints used for the design, manufacture, and maintenance of electrical and electronics systems.
  3. How to test and diagnose electrical systems and electronic equipment using measuring and diagnostic devices, such as multimeters and oscilloscopes.
  4. How to identify electrical-system installation and design processes, and evaluate sample installations to ensure code compliance.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Industrial Electronics Career Outcomes

Electro-Mechanical Technician





Penn Foster's Associate Degree in Industrial Electronics and Electrical Maintenance is designed to prepare students to enter positions where they'll help design, troubleshoot, and maintain electrical and electronic equipment.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in the industrial technology and maintenance field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by your Penn Foster program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your program.  See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Industrial Maintenance Degree Curriculum

  • 4 Semesters
  • 64 Credits
  • 48 Exams
  • 5 Submitted Projects

Estimated completion time per semester:

  • Fast track = 4 months
  • Average time = 8 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times per semester are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from November 2020 - October 2021, excluding withdrawals.

In the four semester industrial maintenance degree program, you'll cover the foundational knowledge needed to work in the industrial technology industry. Your online courses include:

  • Introduction to Technical Drawings
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Electronic Circuits
  • AutoCAD® Applications - Electrical/Electronics


Non-US residents: This is a United States-based institution with course materials that are geared toward US job and labor standards. Learners from outside of the US may find that some information and materials will differ from the current standards of their country. Please note, the materials for this program are in English and use the Imperial unit of measurement, not the metric system.

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Industrial Maintenance Student Stories

Graduates of the industrial maintenance degree have gone on to start new careers in industrial technology or have advanced in their current roles. Learn more about their experience at Penn Foster.
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Molly J.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2023

“Program material was very informative and interesting. When I needed assistance, I was quickly replied to and solutions were offered.”

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Industrial Maintenance Degree Tuition

Take the first steps toward a new career with our Industrial Maintenance Degree. Simply choose from one of our low-cost customized payment plans and get started today!

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Our Proven Industrial Technology Learning Model

Empowering you to reach your goals


  • Start Anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced


  • Digital study guides 
  • Self-check quizzes 
  • Simulations and videos


  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online student community
  • Dedicated Learner Center


  • Expert faculty 
  • Dedicated student services 
  • Robust learning resources

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Industrial Maintenance Degree FAQs

What is industrial electronics technology?

Industrial electronics technology is a broad term for a variety of occupations that include working with computers, electrical components, electronics, and more. Working in industrial electronics and electrical maintenance combines hands-on, mechanical skills with science and mathematical knowledge. Most people working in the industry find jobs in manufacturing companies, factories, and other industrial facilities.

What jobs can I get with an electronics technology degree?

An electronics technology degree can prepare you for a job in a variety of similar roles within the industry. Most commonly, graduates of an Associate Degree in Industrial Electronics and Electrical Maintenance will find jobs as electro-mechanical technicians or as industrial maintenance technicians. People in these roles work in many industrial environments, including energy, plastics, or computer and communications equipment manufacturing.

What are some qualities of an electronics technician?

To be successful in the role, most electronics technicians and electro-mechanical technicians have a few common qualities including strong logical thinking skills, mechanical skills, and math skills. Additionally, strong interpersonal skills and communication skills can be a plus, as many in this role must be able to take instruction from supervisors and offer advice as needed.

What is the salary and career outlook for an electronics technician?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national average starting salary for an electronics technician or electro-mechanical technician was $60,570 in 2022.* Depending on your experience, your employer, and the state in which you live, that amount can vary.