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What Is an Industrial Technician?

The modern United States economy, along with the rest of the world, is reliant on the tremendous power of machinery, automation, and technology. However, there’s a major question: who keeps all the equipment running?

Being an Industrial Technician at Great Falls College MSU means having practical, hands-on experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, machining, electricity, and mechanical maintenance that lead to both challenging and rewarding careers. Essentially, if things need fixed, you can bet that our graduates can troubleshoot them.

Do you know what aviation, manufacturing, health care, energy, and entertainment industries have in common? Equipment breaks. This means that Industrial Technicians have the ability to explore jobs in nearly all sectors of the economy, making them extremely attractive to employers.

If you want to learn how to begin this program, we’re happy to work with you! Let’s figure out together how to get ahead and find your advantage in life.

Job Title Median Wage Annual Job Openings Expected Growth
Industrial Machinery Mechanic MT: $63,050
US: $53,590
MT: 730
US: 381,500
MT: 8.1%
US: 5.1%
Engineering Technician MT: $40,000
US: $68,570
MT: 4
US: 28,800
MT: 8.6%
US: 2.2%
Industrial Electronics Repairer MT: $66,430
US: $62,010
US: 4,300 US: 2.0%

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Fun Project Based Learning

Roadrunner Annihilation Simulation Automation

Industrial Technician CAS Program Estimated Costs

Figure Out Your Finances

Students seeking federal financial aid (which includes grants and loans) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which online at As a result of completing a FAFSA, an applicant will receive a federal Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail or online. An electronic version of the SAR is automatically sent to the schools listed on the FAFSA. To list Great Falls College MSU, use our school code: 009314.

Students applying for financial aid may also be required to provide proper federal income tax information, completed verification materials, and any other information requested by the Financial Aid Office. Students must apply for financial aid annually.

Assistance is available to prospective students applying for financial aid. In addition, financial aid counseling for new students is an integral part of the admissions and orientation process. Once enrolled, students may receive counseling and assistance as needed. For assistance, please call 406-771-4334, or write to the Financial Aid Office, Great Falls College MSU, 2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405, or email

Great Falls College MSU also offers a wide variety of different scholarships to assist you in paying for your college. To view a list of current scholarship offerings, please see our scholarship page.

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Industrial Technician Faculty


Karry Hardman

Karry Hardman
Program Director/Faculty

Office: B143
Phone: 406.771.4366