Career In A Year

Total completers in the past year
Students passing licensure exam
Students who were employed in their field of study
Student Loan Debt at Graduation
based on most recent annual report for accrediting agency
Classes are in session from
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Industrial Equipment Technology
Industrial Equipment Technology
Length of program:
53 weeks (1,590 clock hrs)
Tuition and fees*:
$ 1,890.00
Cost of books and supplies*:
$ 1,098.50
Other costs*:
$ 0.00
Total cost of program*:
$ 2,988.50
On-time graduation rate for completers:
Placement rate for completers:
Enrollment limitation:
25 students

*Denotes approximate costs. Sales tax is not included and all costs are subject to change.
Jim Parker
870.633.5411 ext. 133
Tim Astin
Master Instructor
Master Electrician
870.633.5411 ext. 133

Mission Statement

The mission of the Industrial Equipment Technology Program at Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute is to provide the training necessary for students to be competitive in the workforce by strengthening the basic, occupational, communication, and technical skills required to become economically self-sufficient or to use acquired training as a foundation to higher education.

This program provides training in general, industrial, and commercial building maintenance. You will gain many hours of hands-on experience from the numerous jobs that come in each semester. This program will prepare you for the EPA licensing exam covering refrigeration and air conditioning repair.

We treat our students like employees. To prepare you for the workplace, you are expected to be on-time and work hard in the shop and classroom. This program is physically demanding; you will do lots of climbing, bending, lifting, and work in extreme weather conditions. This program also focuses on training you how to be a great employee.

Once you graduate from this program, you will have expertise in numerous fields and be capable of keeping equipment and machinery running in manufacturing plants, hotels, or other mid-size or large companies. You will be able to solve most of the technical and industrial problems experienced by companies today.  This program will prepare you with the background and skills to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment used in a manufacturing or facilities environment. Entry-level positions in industrial maintenance and manufacturing jobs include: Industrial Electrician, Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Installation Technician, Industrial Technician, and Building Maintenance Mechanic. This program allows for individuals presently employed to obtain the skills necessary for advancement.

We cover so many areas in the maintenance field. Job opportunities are unlimited. The training you will receive will allow you to find a position in the electrical, industrial, industrial maintenance, or commercial building maintenance fields. Hourly wages in these fields range from $10.50 locally to $27.50 regionally.
Additional Courses
     Computer Fundamentals
*NOTE: These courses are required to receive a diploma. Unsatisfactory completion of these courses will result in a certificate of completion for the program only.
     Support Staff
     Student Services Staff
     Adult Education Staff

PO Box 925
1620 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone: 870.633.5411
Fax: 870.633.9328