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
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 ||$30,100 ||$42,700 ||$49,000 |
|General Maintenance and Repair Workers ||$24,600 ||$37,800 ||$44,400 |
Source: 2016 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
Individuals will be required to pass 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 70% on all course material.
Class meets: Call for information about the next start date.
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $8,499. Financial assistance may be available to qualifying businesses and individuals.
|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?
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.