Basic Industrial Maintenance Technology Certificate (BIMT)

Boost your team's productivity with CBIZ's dual track industrial maintenance programs.  

Redesigned to better meet the needs of local industry, this certificate consist of two tracks to give you the basics of operating, repairing, and troubleshooting industrial equipment.  Enroll in the full electrical endorsement or the mechanical endorsement track.  Your team can come out with the skills you need to know in as little as 3 weeks.  Opt for both tracks and participants can earn a Basic Industrial Maintenance Technology Certificate.  


Electrical Endorsement 

Electrical Fundamentals Motors
Electrical Wiring Components Electrical Safety
Electrical Wiring Diagram & Schematics Introduction to PLCs in Industry
Control Circuits  
Electrical Endorsement Class Details
Electrical Fundamentals
This course introduces the student to basic electrical theory and troubleshooting.  Topics include: circuit components, Ohm's, Lenz's and Kirchoff's Laws and their use in circuit calculations.  How to use an electric diagnostic meter, measure common electrical values; Ohms, Amps and Volts. How a generator works, Alternating Current basics including RL, RC and RLC circuits and more. 

Electrical Wiring Components
This lesson centers on the hardware, materials and devices used in electrical circuits.  Students will be introduced to commonly-used wire, cable, fixtures and enclosures.  You will learn how to use standard IEE and NEC tables and code information such as conduit fill, ampacity, temperature guidelines, common wiring practices, etc. This lesson is a suggested prerequisite to Electrical Trouble Shooting.

Electrical Wiring Diagrams & Schmatics
This lesson centers on the hardware, materials and devices used in electrical circuits.  Students will be introduced to commonly-used wire, cable, fixtures and enclosures.  Students will learn how to use standard IEE and NEC tables and code information such as conduit fill, Ampacity, temperature guidelines, common wiring practices etc. This lesson is a suggested prerequisite to Electrical Trouble Shooting. 

Control Circuits
The basic parts of a circuit are explained along with how to arrange circuits to obtain a specific result.  Previous lessons on electrical components will be reinforced as specific applications are examined.  This lesson is a suggested prerequisite for Electrical Trouble Shooting. 

The basics of how electric motors operate along with their principle parts are explained. Nameplate data, winding configuration, along with common failure modes are discussed. This lesson is a suggested prerequisite for Electrical Trouble Shooting.

Electrical Safety
The special requirements of safety as it applies to electrical circuits and components is discussed.  Emphasis is placed on safety procedures such as Lockout/Tag Out and other common requirements.  Students will learn how to identify electrical hazards and how to determine the lethality of circuits from Arc Flash. This lesson is a suggested prerequisite for Electrical Trouble Shooting. 

Introduction to PLCs
The topics covered include hardware components, communication networks to the PLC, understanding uploading, downloading, online, offline, run mode, remote mode, program mode and basic PLC programming.  This course is designed for students with minimal to no PLC experience. 


Mechanical Endorsement 

Shop Math & Measuring Lubrication
Introduction to Blueprints & Mechanical Drawings Compressors & Pneumatic Systems
Precision Measuring Basic Hydraulics
Basic Machines Intro to Tools of the Trade
Power Transmissions - Belt Chain Drives & Coupling Basics Pumps & Valves Fundamentals
Conventional Alignment Pneumatic Control Valves, Actuators, & Positioners
Introduction to Bearings Troubleshooting Mechanical Systems
Bearing Installation Industrial Safety
 Mechanical Endorsement Class Details
Shop Math & Measuring
Designed to strengthen basic math skills, this face-to-face course will cover properties, rounding, estimating, comparing, converting, and computing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Participants should be able to perform basic computations and solve relevant mathematical problems. Great for welders, mechanics, or anyone working in a hands-on skill.

Introduction to Blueprint & Mechanical Drawings
This course provides instruction and exercise on reading manufacturing blueprints. Topics covered include: blueprint standards, the specific data drawn on a blueprint; how to read and interpret the drawing format; understanding shapes, sizes, and dimensions of drawings; building terms; and basic features of blueprints.

Precision Measuring
This lesson covers the basics of making precision measurements using common precision tools. Topics include; use of Vernier caliper, Dial Caliper, Micrometer. Analog and digital devices are covered along with the proper techniques for us of the tools.

Basic Machines
Modern industrial machinery is really a collection of basic machines that have been around for hundreds of years. This class explains how basic machines, levers, screws, and inclined planes, and others are used in sophisticated manufacturing.

Power Transmission - Belt Chain
Participants will gain knowledge about the basics of power transmission including belt and pulley, chain and sprocket and gear trains.

Conventional Alignment
This lesson covers basic shaft alignment using conventional, non-laser methods. Topics include the use of dial indicators, set up, calculation of error, soft foot correction, etc. Students perform an actual alignment.

Intro to Tools of the Trade
This lesson reviews the many types of hands tools and hand-held power tools found in industry. Hazards are identified and safe operation techniques are explained. A brief overview of OSHA hand tool requirements is given. 

Introduction to Bearings
This lesson introduces the students to bearings used in industry. Topics include: types and application of bearings, limitations and proper selection. Also covered are bearing selection and arrangements.

Bearing Installation
This lesson explains to the students the proper methods and tools to use when installing a bearing. Students will remove and install bearings.

Compressors & Pneumatic Systems
This lesson presents the basics of compressed air systems including descriptions of the machinery, pneumatic symbols, and common layout. Troubleshooting issues are discussed.

Basic Hydraulics
This lesson covers basic principles of hydraulics and hydraulic systems. Pascal's Law and Bernoulli's principles are explained. How fluid systems work as well as the parts that make up the system are explained. 

This lesson covers the basics of industrial lubrication including liquid, semi-liquid and dry lubricants. Oils, greases and dry lubricants are explained and discussed in detail. Students should be able to better understand how to properly select lubricants for a given job after completing this course.

Pumps and Valves Fundamentals
While utilizing hands-on demonstrators, this class will review pump topics such as: pump construction; classification of pumps; pump seals; advantages and disadvantages of various types of pumps; and the effect of head pressure, cavitation and media. Covered valve topics include: valve construction; classification of valves and types; advantages and disadvantages of various types of valves and valve trim. Also covered will be how pumps and valves are used in a process control scheme.

Pneumatic Control Valves, Actuators and Positioners
This lesson covers in detail the types of pneumatic valve controllers and positioners that exist in industry. Information is given covering various valve types, function and leakage issues. Spring and diaphragm, piston, electro-pneumatics and Rack and Pinion actuators are covered. General information about adjusting and repairing actuators is also covered. 

Troubleshooting Mechanical Systems
This lesson will introduce the student to basic mechanical troubleshooting methods. An emphasis will be placed on using a Universal Troubleshooting method as well as using logical thinking to discover the root cause of a mechanical failure. Problems will center around failure scenarios of standard mechanical systems including power standard mechanical systems including power transmission, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. 

Industrial Safety
This lesson provides the basic understanding of the dangers and safety methods found in Industrial manufacturing. Topics include: rotating machinery safety, fall prevention, material handling, confined spaces and others. Students will be provided with the basic knowledge to help them identify dangerous situations and how to take appropriate action.

Learn more about tuition assistance and other support services through PACE.

Contact Us

Center for Business (CBIZ)
610 North Fourth Street
River Park Place, Suite 220
Burlington, Iowa 52601
Phone: (319) 208-5375