Industrial Technologies

The Industrial Technologies Department consist of two separate programs of instruction; Industrial Maintenance and Welding. There is a high demand by employers in the industrial field for individuals with these skills, especially multi-crafted individuals; therefore, it is the goal of the Industrial Maintenance Technology Department to provide our students with such skills as to make them more marketable when seeking employment.

Comprehensive technical education is offered through various instructional methods to qualified students from the Chester, Lancaster, and York county areas.

So that industry may recognize the accomplishments of our students, six Certificates, one Diploma, and two Associate Degrees are offered. Naturally, the higher credential will provide more job opportunities and higher salaries to the graduate.

Starting salaries are excellent! Typically, a graduate with an Associate Degree will see average starting salaries in the $12.00 to $18.00 per hour range. These salary figures are based on an individual who has no prior experience in the fields. Naturally, if you were to work experience, you could possibly find the starting salaries to be higher.

To achieve our mission, we design and deliver effective competency-based instruction. Our approach to organizing competency-based education is systematic yet flexible. This approach focuses on defining, in measurable terms, what students are able to learn and then evaluating how well they can perform designated tasks after instruction.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Industrial Technologies Department  at York Technical College to provide life-long learning opportunities in the areas of Industrial Maintenance and Welding that promote personal and economic development within York, Chester, and Lancaster counties.

Vision Statement

  • Our vision is to enhance the education and job opportunities of our students.

  • Our vision is to be a major contributing factor in economic development with the counties that we serve.

  • Our vision is to accomplish the above through innovation in teaching and cutting-edge technology, partnerships, and excellence.


If additional information is needed, please contact:

JC Clade
Department Chair

Gainful Employment Disclosure -  Industrial Electricity/Electronics


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LAST UPDATED: 10/13/2011

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