Electrical Maintenance (Industrial Maintenance)

Technical Diploma

Program number: 304621

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 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 EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu 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 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.   

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 38 32
    Number of Surveys Sent 38 24
    Number of Surveys Returned 26 16
    Percent of Surveys Returned 68.40% 66.70%
    Available for Employment 15 4
    Percent Available for Employment 88.20% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 11 12
    Percent Not in Labor Market 64.70% 300.00%
    Available for Employment

    2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 14 4
    Percent of Graduates Employed 93.30% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 12 4
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 85.70% 100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 14.30% 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 6.70% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.1 3.8 0
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 17 4
    Very Satisfied 1 3
    Percent Very Satisfied 5.90% 75.00%
    Satisfied 16 1
    Percent Satisfied 94.10% 25.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 26 16
    Preparation for Getting a Job 4 0
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 15.40% 0.00%
    Career Change 8 2
    Percent Career Change 30.80% 12.50%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 2 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 7.70% 6.30%
    Preparation for Further Education 9 13
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 34.60% 81.30%
    Personal Interest 3 0
    Percent Personal Interest 11.50% 0.00%
    Other 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 13 4
    Before Enrollment 2 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 15.40% 25.00%
    While Attending the College 7 1
    Percent While Attending the College 53.80% 25.00%
    After Training at the College 4 2
    Percent After Training at the College 30.80% 50.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 14 4
    In College District 11 4
    Percent In College District 78.60% 100.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 2 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 14.30% 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 1 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 7.10% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 9 3
    Average Monthly Wage $3,654 $3,576
    Average Hourly Wage $21.24 $20.79
    Average Work Hours per Week 40.4 40
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 2 1
    Average Hourly Wage $14.78 $9.50
    Average Work Hours per Week 20 30
  • 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
    Brakebush Brothers Inc Utilities Technician Westfield
    Madison Area Technical College Student Helper
    Madison Kipp Corporation Facilities Maintenance Technician
    Master Building Solutions HVAC Control Technician
    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Maintenance Mechanic Portage
    Warren Heating & Cooling Service Technician/Installer

    * - 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.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu