Facilities Maintenance Technicians are an integral part of the operations and maintenance in all public and private buildings such as office buildings, hotels, multi-family living and senior care facilities, hospitals, and in industrial manufacturing settings. Knowing how to build, install, diagnose, maintain and repair everything from critical systems in electrical, HVAC and plumbing to a building exterior envelope and interior finishes are skills needed to keep a facility operating smoothly are in great demand by employers. As a student in the Facilities Maintenance program, you will:
- Learn to install, diagnose and repair basic HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other building issues.
- Receive hands-on training in general maintenance tasks such as painting, flooring repair, carpentry, and drywall repair.
- Identify building maintenance needs, prioritize work and take corrective action.
- Gain knowledge of tools and equipment used in building maintenance and repair.
- Read and interpret sketches, drawings, diagrams and blue prints.
- Use a variety of Computerized Maintenance Management System software and understand Preventative maintenance requirements and practices.
- Follow safe work practices when using a variety of hand and power tools and recognize other occupational hazards.
- Troubleshoot and repair electrical switches, outlets, lighting systems and fixtures.
Students in the Facilities Maintenance Technician One Year Technical Diploma program can attend full or part time.
Facilities Maintenance Technician One Year Technical Diploma program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Earning your Industrial Mechanic-Facilities diploma at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:
- Facilities Maintenance Technician
- Maintenance Technician
- Facility Repair Worker
- Building and Grounds Technician
- Building Engineer
- Facilities Manager
- Maintenance Manager
- Facility Repair Worker - Advanced
- Buildings and Grounds Superintendent
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.First Semester10-449-1001 credit10-462-1021 credit10-462-3211 credit10-462-3291 credit10-462-3232 credits10-601-3042 credits10-601-3302 credits10-601-3361 credit10-606-2011 credit10-606-2051 credit31-410-4102 creditsSecond Semester10-457-1002 credits10-462-1041 credit10-462-1091 credit10-462-2091 credit10-462-3343 credits10-601-3323 credits10-601-3402 credits31-410-3111 credit31-410-3631 credit31-410-4111 credit
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 open
- Application completion deadline is January 15, 2023
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2023
- Application opens on February 1, 2023
- Application completion deadline is January 15, 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
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.
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 Industrial Mechanic-Facilities program graduates are prepared with the following skills:
- Repair/replace basic electrical components.
- Perform preventive maintenance procedures.
- Perform basic carpentry.
- Perform basic plumbing repairs.
- Troubleshoot and maintain commercial HVAC equipment.
- Earn the OSHA 10 hour General Industry safety certification.
- Effectively manage maintenance activities.