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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.

Sample Careers Average Entry Wage Average Wage Average Experienced Wage
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 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

Afternoon Session Morning Session
Date September 12, 2017–May 23, 2018 January 24–August 9, 2018
Time Monday–Thursday from 3:30–9:30pm Monday–Friday from 7:00am–1:30pm
Location Cedar Falls Center
Cost $8,499 - Financial assistance may be available to qualifying businesses and individuals. Call 319-296-4290 to learn more.

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Industrial Maintenance Training Courses

Course Title 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

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