Industrial Maintenance & Operations

The Industrial Maintenance and Operations Program allows you to prepare for jobs at the following places:

  • Arizona Public Service-Cholla Plant-Joseph City
  • Salt River Project-Coronado Generating Station-St. Johns
  • Abitibi Consolidated-Snowflake
  • Tucson Electric Power Springerville Generating Station

How Long is the Program?

Students who enroll in the industrial maintenance program will be enrolled for four semesters.

What Type of Certification is Available?

Students will be nationally certified through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). This allows students to move from one area to another without having to “prove their knowledge” on the job and then have to wait to be paid for that type of experience.

What Does One Do in Industrial Maintenance Careers?

One may work up from entry level industrial maintenance positions all the way to plant management in operations and maintenance. Students must realize that this program was created through the assistance of all three local power plants plus Abitibi Consolidated in Snowflake. However, there are common industrial tasks across many plants throughout the United States.


Our partnership with Northland Pioneer College allows you to earn high school credit from NAVIT and college credit from NPC. This course will be taught for three hours per day for five days per week in the Show Low area. Most importantly, your tuition, books, and fees are paid by NAVIT.

Open to grades 11 - 12.

  • Offered at the APS Cholla Power Plant in Joseph City from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
  • Also offered at the SRP Coronado Generating Station in St. Johns from 12:00-3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday


Locally, entry level workers earn about $14 per hour; those with some experience can earn more than $30 per hour. This increases as you move to larger plants and management positions.

The Future

The demand for industrial maintenance is expected to grow throughout Arizona, as there is a retiring workforce and an increase in electric power production needs over the next several years.