Basic Industrial Power (Industrial Maintenance)

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 304626

Credits: 12

Area of Study: Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $1,692.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

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

The  Basic Industrial Fluid Power Embedded Technical Diploma will put you on a career pathway that leads into the one year Industrial Maintenance Mechanic program and the two year Industrial Maintenance Technician Program.

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

  • Madison – Truax
  • Portage

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To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210. 


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.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


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. 

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.  

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates374138
    Number of Surveys Sent344138
    Number of Surveys Returned25202
    Percent of Surveys Returned73.5%48.8%5.3%
    Available for Employment822
    Percent Available for Employment100.0%100.0%100.0%
    Not in Labor Market17180
    Percent Not in Labor Market212.5%900.0%0.0%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed821
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%100.0%50.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation811
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%50.0%100.0%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation010
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.0%50.0%0.0%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Seeking Employment001
    Percent Seeking Employment0.0%0.0%50.0%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.63.53
    Number of Satisfaction Responses822
    Very Satisfied (4)610
    Percent Very Satisfied75.0%50.0%0.0%
    Satisfied (3)112
    Percent Satisfied12.5%50.0%100.0%
    Unsatisfied (2)100
    Percent Unsatisfied12.5%0.0%0.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses25202
    Preparation for Getting a Job201
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job8.0%0.0%50.0%
    Career Change420
    Percent Career Change16.0%10.0%0.0%
    Improvement of Existing Skills000
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Preparation for Further Education18180
    Percent Preparation for Further Education72.0%90.0%0.0%
    Personal Interest001
    Percent Personal Interest0.0%0.0%50.0%
    Percent Other4.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses621
    Before Enrollment110
    Percent Before Enrollment16.7%50.0%0.0%
    While Attending the College211
    Percent While Attending the College33.3%50.0%100.0%
    After Training at the College300
    Percent After Training at the College50.0%0.0%0.0%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses821
    In College District721
    Percent In College District87.5%100.0%100.0%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District100
    Percent of In Wisconsin12.5%0.0%0.0%
    Outside of Wisconsin000
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count81
    Average Monthly Wage$3,574$4,300
    Average Hourly Wage$20.78$25.00
    Average Work Hours per Week44.640.0
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Avon Hi-Life Inc Maintenance Technician Johnson Creek

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