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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.
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For more information regarding the Basic Industrial Fluid Power Embedded Technical Diploma, please contact Program Director Peter Dettmer at email@example.com or 608.246.5264 to begin exploring your future.
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 2023-2024 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
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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.
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- Application completion deadline is January 15, 2024
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- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024
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.
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.
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
2020 2021 2022 Number of Program Graduates 39 27 28 Number of Surveys Sent 38 27 28 Number of Surveys Returned 2 18 14 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 2 13 8 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 80.00% Not in Labor Market Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 38.50% 60.00% Available for Employment
2020 2021 2022 Graduates Employed 1 12 8 Percent of Graduates Employed 50.00% 92.30% 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 1 11 7 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 91.70% 87.50% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 0 1 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 0.00% 12.50% Employed - No Response 0 1 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 8.30% 0.00% Seeking Employment 1 1 0 Percent Seeking Employment 50.00% 7.70% 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3 3.3 3.5 Number of Satisfaction Responses 2 13 10 Very Satisfied (4) 0 4 5 Percent Very Satisfied 0.00% 30.80% 50.00% Satisfied (3) 2 9 5 Percent Satisfied 100.00% 69.20% 50.00% 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
2020 2021 2022 Number of Primary Reason Responses 2 18 14 Preparation for Getting a Job 1 6 4 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 50.00% 33.30% 28.60% Career Change 0 2 5 Percent Career Change 0.00% 11.10% 35.70% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 4 0 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 22.20% 0.00% Preparation for Further Education 0 6 4 Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 33.30% 28.60% Personal Interest 1 0 0 Percent Personal Interest 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% Other 0 0 1 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 7.10% When Employment was Obtained
2020 2021 2022 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 1 11 8 Before Enrollment 0 5 3 Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 45.50% 37.50% While Attending the College 1 4 4 Percent While Attending the College 100.00% 36.40% 50.00% After Training at the College 0 2 1 Percent After Training at the College 0.00% 18.20% 12.50% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2020 2021 2022 Number of Employment Location Responses 1 10 8 In College District 1 10 8 Percent In College District 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 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 2020 2021 2022 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 9 6 Average Monthly Wage $4,503 $4,658 Average Hourly Wage $26.18 $27.08 Average Work Hours per Week 43.4 40.3 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1 Average Hourly Wage $40.00 $21.00 Average Work Hours per Week 30 10
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions Exact Sciences Facilities Maintenance Apprentice Exact Sciences Laboratory Service Engineer Madison Area Technical College Lab Coordinator (Casual Help) Madison Kipp Corporation Maintenance Technician Sub Zero Wolff Maintenance Assistant Fitchburg Sub Zero Wolff Fabricator Fitchburg Teel Plastics Inc Maintenace Technician II Baraboo
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