School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology

Truax A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169


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Electrical Maintenance (Industrial Maintenance)

Embedded Technical Diploma

Program number: 304621


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.

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.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2018-2019 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.


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

  • Assist mechanics in repairing, overhauling, installing, testing and inspecting mechanical and electro mechanical systems.
  • Assist in performing preventive and predictive maintenance on equipment, building and grounds.

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.   

Find open jobs in this industry on Wisconsin TechConnecttm. Registration Required.

  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    Other Costs
    Total Program Costs:
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates 38
    Number of Surveys Sent 38
    Number of Surveys Returned 26
    Percent of Surveys Returned 68.40%
    Available for Employment 15
    Percent Available for Employment 88.20%
    Not in Labor Market 11
    Percent Not in Labor Market 64.70%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed 14
    Percent of Graduates Employed 93.30%
    Employed in Related Occupation 12
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 85.70%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 14.30%
    Employed - No Response 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1
    Percent Seeking Employment 6.70%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.1 0 0
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 17
    Very Satisfied 1
    Percent Very Satisfied 5.90%
    Satisfied 16
    Percent Satisfied 94.10%
    Unsatisfied 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses 26
    Preparation for Getting a Job 4
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 15.40%
    Career Change 8
    Percent Career Change 30.80%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 2
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 7.70%
    Preparation for Further Education 9
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 34.60%
    Personal Interest 3
    Percent Personal Interest 11.50%
    Other 0
    Percent Other 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 13
    Before Enrollment 2
    Percent Before Enrollment 15.40%
    While Attending the College 7
    Percent While Attending the College 53.80%
    After Training at the College 4
    Percent After Training at the College 30.80%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses 14
    In College District 11
    Percent In College District 78.60%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 2
    Percent of In Wisconsin 14.30%
    Outside of Wisconsin 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 7.10%
    Employer Location Unknown 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 9
    Average Monthly Wage $3,654
    Average Hourly Wage $21.24
    Average Work Hours per Week 40.4
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 2
    Average Hourly Wage $14.78
    Average Work Hours per Week 20
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    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: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Aprilaire Maintenance
    C&W Facility Services Inc Maintenance Mechanic Auburndale MA
    Electronic Theatre Controls Inc SMT/PCB Assembly Middleton
    Foremost Farms USA Maintenance Richland Center
    General Heating & Air Conditioning Mechanical Equipment Service Technician
    Kindred Hearts Property Management Cottage Grove
    Landfill Reduction and Recycling Maintenance Technician
    Meriter Hospital Mechanic 3
    Monty Green Farms Maintenance Technician Arlington
    Pharo Heating HVAC Specialist Waunakee
    Shackelford Heating & Cooling HVAC Service Technician Fitchburg

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