Trade and Industry

Industrial Maintenance Program

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. No admissions requirements or entrance exam is needed.

Class Information

Day Session Evening Session
Date October 27, 2014-April 10, 2015
Optional Welding Class:
April 10-24, 2015
November 10, 2014-July 20, 2015
Optional Welding Class:
July 21-August 10, 2015
Time Monday-Friday from 10:30am-4:00pm Monday-Thursday from 6:00-10:00pm
Location Hawkeye Cedar Falls Center
5330 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cost $5,699 - Financial assistance may be available to qualifying businesses and individuals. Call 319-296-4290 to learn more. Optional Welding class costs an additional $1,500.

Completion Award

Individuals who successfully complete the 544-hour program will receive a non-credit certificate of completion. Individuals who complete the optional welding portion will receive a 48-hour certificate of completion for Welding.

Industrial Maintenance Training Courses

Day Session - October 27,2014-April 10, 2015

Course Title In-Class Hours Day Session
Applied Math 48 October 27-November 21   
Fluid Power 48 October 27-November 21
Electrical Systems 80 November 21-January 21
Fluid Power II 80 November 21-January 21
Advanced Electrical Systems 48 January 21-February 14
Basic Mechanical Systems 48 January 21-February 14
Motors and Controls 48 February 17-March 16
Instrumentation 48 February 17-March 16
PLC Programming 48 March 16-April 10
Mechanical Systems II 48 March 16-April 10
Welding (Optional) 48 April 10-April 24

Evening Session - November 10, 2014-July 20, 2015

Course Title In-Class Hours Evening Session          
Applied Math 48 November 10-December 22
Electrical Systems 80 November 10-January 29
Fluid Power 48 December 23-February 12
Advanced Electrical Systems 48 February 2-March 12
Fluid Power II 80 February 16-April 23
Instrumentation 48 March 16-April 23
Basic Mechanical Systems 48 April 27-June 8
Motors and Controls 48 April 27-June 8
PLC Programming 48 June 9-July 20
Mechanical Systems II 48 June 9-July 20
Welding (Optional) 48 July 21-August 10


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

Questions? Need Help Getting Started?

Complete the form below and the trade and industry coordinator from Hawkeye Business and Community Education will contact you to answer your questions and help you get started.

Business & Community Education

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

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329 ext.3010
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