Some people can fix anything. Are you one of them? This technical diploma is the quickest way to find out.
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Basic Industrial Power (Industrial Maintenance)
Program Number: 304626
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
12 Credits | Finish training in as little as 1 year (programs vary)
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  • Program Overview

    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.

    Program Details

    Basic Industrial Fluid Power classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison – Truax
    • Portage

    Careers

    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 2021-2022 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
  • 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.

    Fall 2021 Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2020
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2021

    Spring 2022 Application Dates

    • Application available on February 1, 2021
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2022

    Summer 2022 Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2021
    • Application completion deadline is June 15, 2022

    Fall 2022 Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2021
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2022

    Spring 2023 Application Dates

    • Application available on February 1, 2022
    • 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.

    Additional Notes

    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. 

    Questions?

    Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

  • Career Outcomes

    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 Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Program Graduates 37 41 38
      Number of Surveys Sent 34 41 38
      Number of Surveys Returned 25 20 2
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment 8 2 2
      Percent Available for Employment 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
      Not in Labor Market 17 18 0
      Percent Not in Labor Market 212.5% 900.0% 0.0%
      Available for Employment

      2018 2019 2020
      Graduates Employed 8 2 1
      Percent of Graduates Employed 100.0% 100.0% 50.0%
      Employed in Related Occupation 8 1 1
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.0% 50.0% 100.0%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 1 0
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.0% 50.0% 0.0%
      Employed - No Response 0 0 0
      Percent Employed - No Response 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Seeking Employment 0 0 1
      Percent Seeking Employment 0.0% 0.0% 50.0%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.6 3.5 3
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 8 2 2
      Very Satisfied (4) 6 1 0
      Percent Very Satisfied 75.0% 50.0% 0.0%
      Satisfied (3) 1 1 2
      Percent Satisfied 12.5% 50.0% 100.0%
      Unsatisfied (2) 1 0 0
      Percent Unsatisfied 12.5% 0.0% 0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 25 20 2
      Preparation for Getting a Job 2 0 1
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 8.0% 0.0% 50.0%
      Career Change 4 2 0
      Percent Career Change 16.0% 10.0% 0.0%
      Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Preparation for Further Education 18 18 0
      Percent Preparation for Further Education 72.0% 90.0% 0.0%
      Personal Interest 0 0 1
      Percent Personal Interest 0.0% 0.0% 50.0%
      Other 1 0 0
      Percent Other 4.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 6 2 1
      Before Enrollment 1 1 0
      Percent Before Enrollment 16.7% 50.0% 0.0%
      While Attending the College 2 1 1
      Percent While Attending the College 33.3% 50.0% 100.0%
      After Training at the College 3 0 0
      Percent After Training at the College 50.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Employment Location Responses 8 2 1
      In College District 7 2 1
      Percent In College District 87.5% 100.0% 100.0%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 1 0 0
      Percent of In Wisconsin 12.5% 0.0% 0.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
      Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
      Percent Location Unknown 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 8 1
      Average Monthly Wage $3,574 $4,300
      Average Hourly Wage $20.78 $25.00
      Average Work Hours per Week 44.6 40.0
      Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count
      Average Hourly Wage
      Average Work Hours per Week
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2020
      Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
      Milwaukee Valve Company Tool Designer Prairie du Sac

      * - 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 jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

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608.246.6246

Hours

In-Person Service Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Virtual Service Hours

  • Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm