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Industrial Mechanic - Advanced Manufacturing
Program Number: 314629
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
32 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 year
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  • Program Overview

    Machines are the heart of manufacturing and industry, so knowing how to build, install, maintain and fix them is a critical skill that is in great demand by employers. As a student in the Industrial Mechanic - Advanced Manufacturing program at Madison College, you will:

    • Learn the basics of industrial machine installation and repair.
    • Get hands-on training in hydraulics and pneumatics.
    • Train on motors, relay logic and simple controls.
    • Understand Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
    • Apply concepts of measurement and blueprint reading in industrial maintenance.

    Get Started

    For more information regarding the Industrial Mechanic - Advanced Manufacturing program, please contact Program Director Peter Dettmer at or 608.246.5264 to begin exploring your future.

    Program Details

    Students in the Industrial Mechanic - Advanced Manufacturing program can attend full or part time.

    Industrial Maintenance Mechanic classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax
    • Portage


    Earning your diploma in Industrial Mechanic - Advanced Manufacturing at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work in:  

    • Production Maintenance
    • Lead Production Mechanic
    • Maintenance Mechanic
    • Industrial Machinery Mechanics

    ​With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

    • Maintenance Manager
    • Production Supervisor 
    • Electro Mechanical Technician
    • PLC Programmer
    • Maintenance Electrician

  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    1 credit
    2 credits
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    2 credits
    2 credits
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    1 credit
    2 credits
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    1 credit
    1 credit
    1 credit
    1 credit
    1 credit
    2 credits
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    2 credits
    3 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Application Dates

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024

    Spring 2025

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion
    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:

    • High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
        • The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
        • Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

    apply for admission

    Get Started!

    Apply to Madison College and take the first step towards your Industrial Mechanic - Advanced Manufacturing career.

    It's Free to Apply

  • Career Outcomes

    MATC Industrial Mechanic - Advanced Manufacturing program graduates are prepared to:  

    Life Long Learning: Assume responsibility for continuing education in order to maintain skills and enhance professional growth.

    Technical Skills: Assemble, install, troubleshoot, diagnose and repair plumbing, mechanical equipment, electrical controlled production machines and hydraulics pneumatic systems. Diagnose complex problems using interdisciplinary technical skills.

    Employability: Demonstrate work ethics and reliable behavior including, but not limited to, assuming responsibility for decisions and actions, utilizing time and stress management skills, displaying initiative, creativity, and logical thinking.

    Safety & Regulation: Demonstrate competent application of safety and regulation code compliance.

    Communication: Communicate clearly and professionally in both written and verbal communications to customers, coworkers, and supervisors, using positive interpersonal skills including, but not limited to, respect, integrity, and professionalism. 

    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates19
      Number of Surveys Sent19
      Number of Surveys Returned16
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment01
      Percent Available for Employment100.00%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market500.00%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed01
      Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%
      Employed in Related Occupation01
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.00%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation00
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.00%
      Employed - No Response00
      Percent Employed - No Response0.00%
      Seeking Employment00
      Percent Seeking Employment0.00%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)03
      Number of Satisfaction Responses01
      Very Satisfied (4)00
      Percent Very Satisfied0.00%
      Satisfied (3)01
      Percent Satisfied100.00%
      Unsatisfied (2)00
      Percent Unsatisfied0.00%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)00
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses16
      Preparation for Getting a Job01
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job0.00%16.70%
      Career Change00
      Percent Career Change0.00%0.00%
      Improvement of Existing Skills00
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.00%0.00%
      Preparation for Further Education15
      Percent Preparation for Further Education100.00%83.30%
      Personal Interest00
      Percent Personal Interest0.00%0.00%
      Percent Other0.00%0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses01
      Before Enrollment00
      Percent Before Enrollment0.00%
      While Attending the College01
      Percent While Attending the College100.00%
      After Training at the College00
      Percent After Training at the College0.00%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses01
      In College District01
      Percent In College District100.00%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District00
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin00
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%
      Employer Location Unknown00
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend20212022
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count
      Average Monthly Wage
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      Average Work Hours per Week
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
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      Average Work Hours per Week
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Electronic Theatre Controls IncAssemblerMazomanie

      * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at

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