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Electrical Maintenance (Industrial Maintenance)
Program Number: 304621
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
13 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 semester
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  • Program Overview

    The Electrical Maintenance Embedded Technical Diploma focus provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely assist mechanics in repairing, overhauling, installing, testing and inspecting mechanical and electro mechanical equipment. Assist in performing preventive and predictive maintenance on equipment, building and grounds. As a student in the Electrical Maintenance Embedded Technical Diploma, you will:

    • Learn to measure voltage, current, resistance for single and three phase direct current and alternating current (DC/AC) sources.
    • Apply math to calculate electrical power equation 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 as communication and teamwork.

    Get Started

    For more information regarding the Electrical Maintenance Embedded Technical Diploma, please contact Program Director Peter Dettmer at or 608.246.5264 to begin exploring your future.

    Program Details

    Electrical Maintenance classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison – Truax
    • Portage


    Earning your Electrical Maintenance Embedded Technical Diploma at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as an entry level maintenance and mechanic helper.   

    Finish training in as little as one year
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    Get Started!

    Apply to Madison College and take the first step towards your Electrical Maintenance (Industrial Maintenance) career.

    It's Free to Apply

  • Career Outcomes

    MATC Electrical Maintenance Embedded Technical Diploma graduates are prepared with the following skills:

    Demonstrate safe work procedures

    • Interpret Safety Data Sheets
    • Follow established safety policies and practices (e.g., OSHA, MSHA, site-specific
    • Demonstrate safe material handling procedures
    • Employ proper job specific Personal Protective Equipment
    • Follow Lock-out/Tag-out procedures

    Apply technical math to electrical and industrial applications

    • Solve basic math equations with integers, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
    • Solve problems with fractions, decimals, and percentages
    • Perform unit conversion
    • Use a scientific calculator
    • Apply basic trigonometry to electrical and industrial applications

    Demonstrate print reading 

    • Interpret schematics (e.g., welding, facilities, piping, sheet metal, equipment manuals, electrical symbols, fluid power symbols) 
    • Identify objects represented by symbols on a schematic
    • Sketch basic components

    Test electrical circuits

    • Use a DMM to measure voltage, current, and resistance in AC and DC circuits
    • Test the continuity of wire and industrial devices (e.g., wire, motors, transformers, switches)
    • Solve problems with electrical quantities using Ohm's law
    • Interpret electrical and systems schematics
    • Follow safe procedures when testing electrical circuits and devices
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates412426
      Number of Surveys Sent402426
      Number of Surveys Returned91411
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment695
      Percent Available for Employment66.70%100.00%83.30%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market33.30%55.60%100.00%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed485
      Percent of Graduates Employed66.70%88.90%100.00%
      Employed in Related Occupation262
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation50.00%75.00%40.00%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation213
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation50.00%12.50%60.00%
      Employed - No Response010
      Percent Employed - No Response0.00%12.50%0.00%
      Seeking Employment210
      Percent Seeking Employment33.30%11.10%0.00%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
      Number of Satisfaction Responses996
      Very Satisfied (4)643
      Percent Very Satisfied66.70%44.40%50.00%
      Satisfied (3)353
      Percent Satisfied33.30%55.60%50.00%
      Unsatisfied (2)000
      Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)000
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses91411
      Preparation for Getting a Job444
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job44.40%28.60%36.40%
      Career Change222
      Percent Career Change22.20%14.30%18.20%
      Improvement of Existing Skills120
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills11.10%14.30%0.00%
      Preparation for Further Education165
      Percent Preparation for Further Education11.10%42.90%45.50%
      Personal Interest100
      Percent Personal Interest11.10%0.00%0.00%
      Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses475
      Before Enrollment052
      Percent Before Enrollment0.00%71.40%40.00%
      While Attending the College212
      Percent While Attending the College50.00%14.30%40.00%
      After Training at the College211
      Percent After Training at the College50.00%14.30%20.00%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses375
      In College District375
      Percent In College District100.00%100.00%100.00%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District000
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin000
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend202020212022
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count252
      Average Monthly Wage$3,864$4,494$4,346
      Average Hourly Wage$22.47$26.13$25.27
      Average Work Hours per Week4044.838
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
      Average Hourly Wage
      Average Work Hours per Week
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Exact SciencesLab Service Engineer
      Madison Kipp CorporationMaintenance Technician

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