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




General Maintenance and Repair Workers




Source: 2022 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.

Class Information

Class meets: Call for next start date.
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $7,100


Call 319-296-4290 for more information.


Course In-Class Hours
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry 10
Applied Math 40
Fluid Power I 40
Electrical Systems 60
Basic Mechanical Systems 40
Fluid Power II 80
Advanced Electrical Systems 60
Mechanical Systems II 40
Motors & Controls 40
Schematics for Industrial Maintenance 40
Welding 40
PLC Programming 40
Troubleshooting Motors & Controls 40
Variable Frequency Drives


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.

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Contact Information

Trade & Industry Coordinator

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329, ext.3010
Email Jerry Orr

Business & Community Education

Cedar Falls Center
319-266-6772 (fax)
Email Business and Community Education

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