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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 diploma in 1 semester
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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 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
    10-449-100
    1 credit
    10-462-104
    1 credit
    10-462-105
    2 credits
    10-606-200
    2 credits
    10-801-195
    3 credits
    10-804-107
    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

    Spring 2023

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2023

    Fall 2023

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2023

    Spring 2024

    • Application opens on February 1, 2023
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2024

    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
    Students must submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing completion of an associate degree or higher
      • Note: Effective with the 2023-2024 year, this may be fulfilled with at least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0

    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. 

    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

      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

      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

      * - 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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