Trade and Industry

Industrial Maintenance Program

Information Session

Learn more on Monday, March 16, 2015 from 5:30-6:30pm at the Cedar Falls Center.

The Industrial Maintenance program prepares students for high demand entry-level employment in industrial maintenance. Industrial maintenance workers maintain, monitor, troubleshoot, and repair equipment used in the production of goods. Students will gain knowledge and hands-on skills in:

  • direct and alternating current electricity
  • hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power
  • single and three-phase motor controls
  • programmable logic controllers

Career Placement & Wages

Demand for industrial maintenance personnel is very high and has been identified as a green occupation. Environmentally-friendly activities and technologies are likely to increase the need for industrial maintenance workers. Individuals may find entry-level employment as:

  • industrial mechanics
  • maintenance electricians
  • fluid power technicians

Individuals completing the non-credit certificate may earn $27,000 - $35,000 per year. Industrial electrical maintenance personnel work overtime frequently. Starting wages do not include overtime compensation.

Who Should Enroll?

This program is for individuals who like to solve problems, have strong math and science skills, and enjoy working with their hands to fix and repair items.

Admission and Completion Requirements

Individuals will be required to take the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) test in order to begin the program. To earn a non-credit certificate of completion individuals must attend 80% of scheduled classes and receive a grade of 80% on all course material.

Class Information

Date April 22-October 26, 2015
No class: May 22 & 25, July 3 & 6, September 4 & 7
Time Monday-Friday from 10:00am-4:30pm
Location Hawkeye Cedar Falls Center
5330 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cost $7,999 - Financial assistance may be available to qualifying businesses and individuals. Call 319-296-4290 to learn more.

Industrial Maintenance Training Courses

Course Title In-Class Hours Day Session
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry 10 April 22-April 24
Applied Math 48 April 27-June 1
Fluid Power 48 April 27-June 1
Electrical Systems 80 April 27-June 23
Basic Mechanical Systems 48 June 2-July 7
Fluid Power II 80 June 2-July 29
Advanced Electrical Systems 48 June 24-July 29
Mechanical Systems II 48 July 8-August 10
Motors & Controls 48 July 30-September 1
Blueprint Reading 48 July 30-September 1
Instrumentation 48 August 11-September 15
Welding 48 September 2-September 21
PLC Programming 48 September 16-October 19
Troubleshooting Motors & Controls 48 September 22-October 23
Variable Frequency Drives 48 September 22-October 23
New Hires - The First 18 Months 6 October 20-October 22
Interviewing 6 October 23-October 26


Call Business and Community Education at 319-296-4290 for more information and to register.

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Business & Community Education

Cedar Falls Center
5330 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
319-266-6772 (fax)
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Trade and Industry Coordinator

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329 ext.3010
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