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Industrial Maintenance Short-Term Training 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 Opportunities

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

Industrial and electrical maintenance personnel work overtime frequently. Wages do not include overtime compensation.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Machinery Maintenance Workers $32,400 $42,500 $47,600
General Maintenance and Repair Workers $26,300 $40,200 $47,200

Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, 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

No admission requirements or entrance exam is needed.

Class Information

Class meets: October 5, 2020–July 21, 2021, Monday–Thursday from 4:00–8:00pm
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $7,100. Financial assistance may be available to qualifying businesses and individuals.


Call 319-296-4290 for more information about the next start dates.


Course In-Class Hours
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry 10
Applied Math 48
Fluid Power 48
Electrical Systems 80
Basic Mechanical Systems 48
Fluid Power II 80
Advanced Electrical Systems 80
Mechanical Systems II 48
Motors & Controls 48
Schematics for Industrial Maintenance 48
Instrumentation 48
Welding 48
PLC Programming 48
Troubleshooting Motors & Controls 48
Variable Frequency Drives 48
What Employers Expect 6
Behavioral-Based Interviewing 6

Questions? Need Help Getting Started?

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How did you hear about this program?

    Business & Community Education

    Cedar Falls Center
    319-266-6772 (fax)
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    Trade & Industry Coordinator

    Jerry Orr
    319-296-2329, ext.3010
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