Trade and Industry

Industrial Maintenance Program

Information Session

No information sessions are scheduled at this time.

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 $31,500-$43,000* per year. Industrial electrical maintenance personnel work overtime frequently. Starting wages do not include overtime compensation.

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development
**Hawkeye Community College cannot guarantee employment or promotion.

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 an average grade of 80% on all course material.

Class Information

Evening Session Day Session
Date October 20, 2015-June 23, 2016 January 13-July 25, 2016
Time Monday-Thursday from 4:00-10:00pm Monday-Friday from 8:00am-2:30pm
Location Hawkeye Cedar Falls Center
5330 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cost $8,149 - 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
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry 10 Apr 22-24 Oct 20- Oct 22
Applied Math 48 Apr 27-June 1 Oct 26-Dec 8
Fluid Power 48 Apr 27-June 1 Oct 26-Dec 8
Electrical Systems 80 Apr 27-June 23 Oct 26-Jan 13
Basic Mechanical Systems 48 June 2-July 7 Dec 9-Jan 28
Fluid Power II 80 June 2-July 29 Dec 9-Feb 25
Advanced Electrical Systems 48 June 24-July 29 Jan 14-Mar 24
Mechanical Systems II 48 July 8-Aug 10 Feb 1-Mar 10
Motors & Controls 48 July 30-Sept 1 Mar 14-April 21
Blueprint Reading 48 July 30-Sept 1
Schematics for Industrial Maintenance 48 Feb 29-April 7
Instrumentation 48 Aug 11-Sept 15 May 9-June 21
Welding 48 Sept 2-Sept 21 June 6-23
PLC Programming 48 Sept 16-Oct 19 Mar 28-May 5
Troubleshooting Motors & Controls 48 Sept 22-Oct 23 April 25-June 6
Variable Frequency Drives 48 Sept 22-Oct 23 April 11-May 19
New Hires - The First 18 Months 6 Oct 20-Oct 22 May 23-25
Interviewing 6 Oct 23-Oct 26 May 31-June 2


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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