Industrial Maintenance Technician

Two Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 324621

Overview

NOTE: There will be no further admissions for terms after Spring 2020 into the Industrial Maintenance Technician Program. The Industrial Maintenance Technician is being renamed and modified to become the Electro-Mechanical Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science. The Electro-Mechanical Technology Program is coming soon

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 Technician program, you will:

  • Learn skills necessary to program, assemble, install, troubleshoot, repair and modify machinery.
  • Understand the applications of robotics and automated manufacturing systems.
  • Use a variety of computer and electronically controlled systems in both manufacturing and facilities environments.
  • Receive hands-on training in refrigeration/Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC).
  • Training in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
  • Make fabricated assemblies using machining and welding techniques. 
  • Enhance your career skills vital in today’s manufacturing environment.

Program Details

Industrial Maintenance Technician is on a career pathway that includes this and other technical diplomas. All will prepare you for a good job and advanced training. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.

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

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

  • Madison - Truax
  • Portage 

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All courses for this program are offered only in person.

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Admission

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. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 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.

Outcomes

MATC Industrial Maintenance Technician program graduates are prepared with the following skills:  

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, HVAC/Refrigeration, building structures, mechanical equipment, electrical, electronic controlled production machines and hydraulic 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 and Regulations
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.

Careers

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

  • Facility Maintenance
  • Production Maintenance
  • Lead Production Mechanic
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Technician

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Maintenance Manager
  • Production Supervisor

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    64
    Tuition
    $8736.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $2747.86
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $11483.86
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 10 10 14
    Number of Surveys Sent 10 10 14
    Number of Surveys Returned 8 7 12
    Percent of Surveys Returned 80.00% 70.00% 85.70%
    Available for Employment 8 6 12
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 1 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 16.70% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 8 5 12
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 83.30% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 8 5 10
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 100.00% 83.30%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 0 2
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 0.00% 16.70%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 1 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 16.70% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.5 3.3
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 8 6 12
    Very Satisfied 3 3 6
    Percent Very Satisfied 37.50% 50.00% 50.00%
    Satisfied 5 3 4
    Percent Satisfied 62.50% 50.00% 33.30%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 2
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 16.70%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 8 7 12
    Preparation for Getting a Job 6 2 3
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 75.00% 28.60% 25.00%
    Career Change 1 1 6
    Percent Career Change 12.50% 14.30% 50.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 1 2 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 12.50% 28.60% 8.30%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 1 2
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 14.30% 16.70%
    Personal Interest 0 1 0
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 14.30% 0.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 8 5 8
    Before Enrollment 1 2 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 12.50% 40.00% 12.50%
    While Attending the College 5 2 5
    Percent While Attending the College 62.50% 40.00% 62.50%
    After Training at the College 2 1 2
    Percent After Training at the College 25.00% 20.00% 25.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 8 5 12
    In College District 7 5 11
    Percent In College District 87.50% 100.00% 91.70%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 1 0 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 12.50% 0.00% 8.30%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 8 5 10
    Average Monthly Wage $3,731 $4,260 $3,802
    Average Hourly Wage $21.69 $24.77 $22.10
    Average Work Hours per Week 46.4 43.6 42.5
    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 242 379
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 8 8
    Total Jobs 250 387
    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 Furnace Specialist/Foundry
    Master Building Solutions HVAC Control Technician
    SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Maintenance Mechanic
    Stoughton Trailers Maintenance Stoughton
    The Little Potato Company Maintenance Technician DeForest
    Thermal Spray Technologies Industrial Maintenance Technician Sun Prairie
    Wolf Appliance Engineering Technician Fitchburg

    * - 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