The Basic Industrial Fluid Power Embedded Technical Diploma provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely assist mechanics in repairing, overhauling, installing, testing and inspecting pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Assist in performing preventive and predictive maintenance on equipment, building and grounds. As a student in the Basic Industrial Fluid Power Embedded Technical Diploma, you will:
- Gain an understanding of basic pneumatic and hydraulic principles.
- Identify fluid power components and symbols.
- Understand fluid power terminology.
- Apply math to calculate fluid power equations pertinent to the maintenance field.
- Understand safety standards for industry as outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and receive an OSHA 10 card, an industry recognized credential.
- Interpret engineering drawings.
- Enhance industry recognized soft skills such communication and teamwork.
Basic Industrial Fluid Power classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison – Truax
Earning your Basic Industrial Fluid Power Embedded Technical Diploma at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as entry level maintenance and mechanic helper.
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2022-2023 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.Required Courses
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Fall 2022 Application Dates
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2022
Spring 2023 Application Dates
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is January 15, 2023
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
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:
- High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
- GED/HSED score report
- College transcript showing an associate degree or higher
3. Residency Requirement
Based on historical trends at Madison College a waitlist is not expected to form for these programs. Therefore all applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for application review.
Learn more about residency determination and program availability.
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.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
MATC Basic Industrial Fluid Power Embedded Technical Diploma graduates are prepared with the following skills:
- Assist mechanics in repairing, overhauling, installing, testing and inspecting pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
- Assist in performing preventive and predictive maintenance on equipment, building and grounds.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2019 2020 2021 Number of Program Graduates 41 39 27 Number of Surveys Sent 41 38 27 Number of Surveys Returned 20 2 18 Percent of Surveys Returned 48.80% 5.30% 66.70% Available for Employment 2 2 13 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% Not in Labor Market 18 0 5 Percent Not in Labor Market 900.00% 0.00% 38.50% Available for Employment
2019 2020 2021 Graduates Employed 2 1 12 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 50.00% 92.30% Employed in Related Occupation 1 1 11 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 50.00% 100.00% 91.70% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 0 0 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% Employed - No Response 0 0 1 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 8.30% Seeking Employment 0 1 1 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 50.00% 7.70% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2019 2020 2021 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.5 3 3.3 Number of Satisfaction Responses 2 2 13 Very Satisfied (4) 1 0 4 Percent Very Satisfied 50.00% 0.00% 30.80% Satisfied (3) 1 2 9 Percent Satisfied 50.00% 100.00% 69.20% Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2019 2020 2021 Number of Primary Reason Responses 20 2 18 Preparation for Getting a Job 0 1 6 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 0.00% 50.00% 33.30% Career Change 2 0 2 Percent Career Change 10.00% 0.00% 11.10% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 4 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 0.00% 22.20% Preparation for Further Education 18 0 6 Percent Preparation for Further Education 90.00% 0.00% 33.30% Personal Interest 0 1 0 Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 50.00% 0.00% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2019 2020 2021 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 2 1 11 Before Enrollment 1 0 5 Percent Before Enrollment 50.00% 0.00% 45.50% While Attending the College 1 1 4 Percent While Attending the College 50.00% 100.00% 36.40% After Training at the College 0 0 2 Percent After Training at the College 0.00% 0.00% 18.20% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2019 2020 2021 Number of Employment Location Responses 2 1 12 In College District 2 1 10 Percent In College District 100.00% 100.00% 83.30% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 2 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 16.70% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2019 2020 2021 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 1 9 Average Monthly Wage $4,300 $4,503 Average Hourly Wage $25.00 $26.18 Average Work Hours per Week 40 43.4 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 Average Hourly Wage $40.00 Average Work Hours per Week 30
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2021 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions Attwill Refrigeration Technician Lodi Clasen Quality Chocolate Maintenance Technician Middleton Didion Electrical Control Technician Cambria Gumz Farms Production Area Endeavor Ho-Chunk Casino Maintenance Supervisor Placon Corporation Maintenance Technician Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Automation Technology Partner Portage Self-Employed Owner Edgerton SubZero Wolf Machine Operator Fitchburg UW Health Hospitals & Clinics Maintenance Technician
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