Basic Industrial Power (Industrial Maintenance)

Technical Diploma

Program number: 304626

Credits: 11

Area of Study: Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $1,501.50
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

Explore financial aid eligibility for Basic Industrial Fluid Power.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.


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 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your 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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Wisconsin TechConnect Connecting Skills with Jobs

  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates 37
    Number of Surveys Sent 34
    Number of Surveys Returned 25
    Percent of Surveys Returned 73.50%
    Available for Employment 8
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 17
    Percent Not in Labor Market 212.50%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed 8
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 8
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.6 0 0
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 8
    Very Satisfied 6
    Percent Very Satisfied 75.00%
    Satisfied 1
    Percent Satisfied 12.50%
    Unsatisfied 1
    Percent Unsatisfied 12.50%
    Very Unsatisfied 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses 25
    Preparation for Getting a Job 2
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 8.00%
    Career Change 4
    Percent Career Change 16.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 18
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 72.00%
    Personal Interest 0
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00%
    Other 1
    Percent Other 4.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 6
    Before Enrollment 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 16.70%
    While Attending the College 2
    Percent While Attending the College 33.30%
    After Training at the College 3
    Percent After Training at the College 50.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses 8
    In College District 7
    Percent In College District 87.50%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 12.50%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 8
    Average Monthly Wage $3,574
    Average Hourly Wage $20.78
    Average Work Hours per Week 44.6
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open
    Number of Part Time Positions Open
    Total Jobs
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Agropur Maintenance Luxemburg
    Electronic Theatre Controls Inc Maintenance Technician 1 Middleton
    EMS Industrial Inc Machinist/Motor Technician
    Madison Kipp Corporation Facilities Maintenance Technician
    Master Building Solutions HVAC Control Technician
    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Maintenance Mechanic Portage
    Stoughton Trailers Maintenance Stoughton
    Stoughton Trailers Maintenance Technician Stoughton
    Thermal Spray Technologies Industrial Maintenance Technician Sun Prairie

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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