Industrial Maintenance Technician

Technical Diploma

As an industrial maintenance technician, repair and maintain commercial or industrial machinery in buildings, in a plant or factory setting, to ensure the machines' proper functionality. In the Industrial Maintenance Technician program, gain hands-on, practical experience in welding, hydraulics, electricity, mechanical fundamentals and machine alignment. Build skills in electronics, computerized equipment maintenance and preventative/predictive maintenance. Learn and apply predictive and preventative maintenance methods; the basics of analysis, vibration analysis and thermal analysis applications; basic rigging and forklift operation; and use and apply a computerized maintenance management system.

  • Apply and reinforce skills in a structured off-campus internship site.
  • Prepare for jobs such as field service technician, industrial maintenance technician, maintenance mechanic, press mechanic or maintenance repair mechanic.
  • Successful graduation from the Industrial Maintenance Technician program satisfies State of Wisconsin requirements for maintenance/millwright apprentice-related instruction.
  • Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • Involvement in the Industrial Maintenance Technician Club (IMT-C) allows students to build career awareness of industrialized maintenance through leadership, organization, community service and demonstration.
  • Review gainful employment information.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $39,000-$67,000
    • Average Salary: $52,818
    • Median Salary: $52,937
    • Average Hourly Wage: $19.74
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $47,487

Required Courses

+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

420-330 2

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities


Program Name

Credits Awarded

UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 64
UW-StoutBachelor of Science Career, Technical Education & Trainingvaries

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Brian Gliniecki

Brian Gliniecki

Phone: 262.695.3430


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