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Industrial Mechanical Technician


Program Number: 10-462-1
School Year: 2017-2018
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac

Program Description

New program starting in 2018-2019!

Always in demand, Industrial Mechanical Technicians are required to operate, repair, and maintain machinery and equipment in an industrial environment.  Students will be introduced to industrial mechanical maintenance utilizing both classroom and lab experiences, including metal fabrication, machining, materials science, refrigeration, hydraulics, lubrication, pipefitting, welding, graphics, and electrical controls.  Students will also learn concepts of component selection, power transmission application, repair and replacement of failed components, alignment, failure analysis, and preventative and predictive maintenance techniques.  Successful graduates will be well prepared for an entry-level position in industrial maintenance, entrance into a skilled trade, or the opportunity to enhance a skilled trade with an associated degree.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $47,950

Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate safe work procedures
  • Install industrial equipment and systems
  • Maintain industrial equipment and systems
  • Troubleshoot industrial equipment and systems
  • Repair industrial equipment and systems
  • Communicate technical information

Career Opportunities

  • Laborer
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Machine Tool Technician
  • Welding
  • Industrial Mechanic

Industrial Mechanical Technician Technical Studies Course Options

Additional Technical Studies credits in Terms 3 and 4 can be chosen from courses in these programs:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Process Engineering
  • Water Quality
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Mechanical Technician/Electromechanial 

Please see the academic advisor for specific courses.

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
620-101 DC Circuits 3
620-102 AC Circuits 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-113 College Technical Mathematics 1A 3
804-114 College Technical Mathematics 1B 2
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 17
Term 2
620-103 Semiconductor Devices 3
620-104 Digital Electronics 3
620-115 AC-DC Machinery and Motor Controls 4
804-116 College Technical Mathematics 2 4
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 17
Term 3
413-105 National Electrical Code for Maintenance 3
462-108 Interpreting Engineering Drawings 2
462-109 Industrial Motor Controls and Troubleshooting 3
620-105 Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 1 2
6 Additional Technical Studies Credits
Total 16
Term 4
620-106 Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 2 3
462-110 Industrial Fluid Distribution Systems 1
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
7 Additional Technical Studies Credits
Total 17
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 67




Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

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