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    industrial mechanical technician


      Program Number: 10-462-1
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Associate of Applied Science Degree
      Campus: Fond du Lac
      This program is eligible for financial aid

      Program Description

      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

      • $42,116

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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 Semesters 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

      Visit the Admissions Page for details


      Semester 1
      103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
      620-101DC Circuits3
      620-102AC Circuits3
      801-136English Composition 13
      804-195College Algebra With Applications3
      890-101**College 1012
      Semester 2
      620-103Semiconductor Devices3
      620-104Digital Electronics3
      620-115***AC-DC Machinery and Motor Controls4
      804-196Trigonometry with Applications3
      809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
      Semester 3
      413-105National Electrical Code for Maintenance3
      462-108Interpreting Engineering Drawings2
      462-109Industrial Motor Controls and Troubleshooting3
      620-105Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 12
      6 Additional Technical Studies Credits
      Semester 4
      462-110Industrial Fluid Distribution Systems1
      620-106Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 23
      6 Additional Technical Studies Credits
      801-197Technical Reporting3
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements63

      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.

      ***Students will obtain OSHA 10 certification thru completion of the AC-DC Machinery and Motor Controls course (620-115).

      For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.