Electrical Maintenance (Industrial Maintenance)

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 304621

Credits: 13

Area of Study: Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $1,833.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

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.

Program Details

The Electrical Maintenance Embedded Technical Diploma is on a career pathway that leads into the one year Industrial Maintenance Mechanic program and the two year Industrial Maintenance Technician Program.

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

  • Madison – Truax
  • Portage

Explore financial aid eligibility for Electrical Maintenance.


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 EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu 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 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

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.   

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates325040
    Number of Surveys Sent245040
    Number of Surveys Returned16379
    Percent of Surveys Returned66.7%74.0%22.5%
    Available for Employment4146
    Percent Available for Employment100.0%73.7%66.7%
    Not in Labor Market12233
    Percent Not in Labor Market300.0%121.1%33.3%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed4134
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%92.9%66.7%
    Employed in Related Occupation482
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%61.5%50.0%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation052
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.0%38.5%50.0%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Seeking Employment012
    Percent Seeking Employment0.0%7.1%33.3%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
    Number of Satisfaction Responses4199
    Very Satisfied (4)3106
    Percent Very Satisfied75.0%52.6%66.7%
    Satisfied (3)193
    Percent Satisfied25.0%47.4%33.3%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.0%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 Responses16379
    Preparation for Getting a Job0104
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job0.0%27.0%44.4%
    Career Change242
    Percent Career Change12.5%10.8%22.2%
    Improvement of Existing Skills131
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills6.3%8.1%11.1%
    Preparation for Further Education13201
    Percent Preparation for Further Education81.3%54.1%11.1%
    Personal Interest001
    Percent Personal Interest0.0%0.0%11.1%
    Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses4134
    Before Enrollment120
    Percent Before Enrollment25.0%15.4%0.0%
    While Attending the College142
    Percent While Attending the College25.0%30.8%50.0%
    After Training at the College272
    Percent After Training at the College50.0%53.8%50.0%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses4134
    In College District4123
    Percent In College District100.0%92.3%75.0%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District011
    Percent of In Wisconsin0.0%7.7%25.0%
    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 Count382
    Average Monthly Wage$3,576$3,943$3,864
    Average Hourly Wage$20.79$22.93$22.47
    Average Work Hours per Week40.046.840.0
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count1
    Average Hourly Wage$9.50
    Average Work Hours per Week30.0
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Avon Hi-Life Inc Maintenance Technician Johnson Creek
    Covance Laboratories, Inc Maintenance Technician
    Generac Power Systems Technical Service Representative Waukesha
    Oakhouse Bakery Maintenance Mechanic
    Seneca Foods Corporation Maintenance Mechanic Clyman
    Seneca Foods Corporation Plant Maintenance Technician Clyman
    Wolf Appliance Maintenance Assistant Fitchburg
    Wolf Appliance Maintenance Mechanic Fitchburg

    * - 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