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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Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 314622


Machines are the heart of manufacturing and industry, so knowing how to build, install, maintain and fix them is a critical skill that is in great demand by employers. As a student in the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic program at Madison College, you will:

  • Learn the basics of industrial machine installation and repair.
  • Get hands-on training in hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Train on motors, relay logic and simple controls.
  • Understand Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
  • Apply concepts of measurement and blueprint reading in industrial maintenance.

Program Details

Students in the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic program can attend full or part time.

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Portage

Explore financial aid eligibility for Industrial Maintenance Mechanic.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

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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 2018-2019 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.

First Semester

Second Semester


MATC Industrial Maintenance Mechanic program graduates are prepared to:  

Life Long Learning: Assume responsibility for continuing education in order to maintain skills and enhance professional growth.

Technical Skills: Assemble, install, troubleshoot, diagnose and repair plumbing, mechanical equipment, electrical controlled production machines and hydraulics pneumatic systems. Diagnose complex problems using interdisciplinary technical skills.

Employability: Demonstrate work ethics and reliable behavior including, but not limited to, assuming responsibility for decisions and actions, utilizing time and stress management skills, displaying initiative, creativity, and logical thinking.

Safety & Regulation: Demonstrate competent application of safety and regulation code compliance.

Communication: Communicate clearly and professionally in both written and verbal communications to customers, coworkers, and supervisors, using positive interpersonal skills including, but not limited to, respect, integrity, and professionalism. 


Earning your one-year technical diploma as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work in:  

  • Production Maintenance
  • Lead Production Mechanic
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Maintenance Mechanic
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Production Supervisor 
  • Electro Mechanical Technician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • PLC Programmer

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