Industrial Maintenance Student

Industrial Maintenance Technician

66-credit Technical Diploma

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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.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $49,329

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Program Code 32-462-1

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 462-104 Industrial Safety2+ 
 462-326 Machine Tool Alignment4  
 462-350 Maintenance Fundamentals4  
 462-390 IMT Computer Applications1  
 414-186 Industrial Electricity2+*
 420-330 Industrial Blueprint Reading I2+*
 804-107 College Mathematics3+*
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 462-330 Machine Tool Assessment4  
 462-351 Mechanical Power Transmission4  
 605-129 Elect Pwr Ctrl & Motors3+ 
 612-110 Industrial Hydraulic Systems2  
 890-108 Employment Success1+ 
 801-311 Communication in the Workplace2 *
Total Semester Credits
Summer Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 606-153 Internship - Applied Tech1  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 442-303 Related Welding I2  
 462-365 IMT Equip Install & Align4  
 462-366 IMT Pump and Piping Systems4  
 605-188 PLC 12+ 
 612-115 Industrial Pneumatic Systems2  
 806-382 Applied Science1+ 
 809-321 Basic Applied Economics1 *
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 414-396 Industrial Drives and Robotics2  
 419-300 Fluid Power Maintenance2  
 442-305 Related Welding II2  
 462-367 IMT System Troubleshooting4  
 462-368 IMT Predictive Maintenance4  
 809-345 Basic Workplace Psychology1 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (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.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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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