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Industrial Mechanic

Industrial Mechanic

  • Technical Diploma - One Year
  • Program Code: 31-462-2
  • Eligible for Financial Aid
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  • Maintenance Technician
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Technical Operator
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Electrical Technician

Continuing Education

Enhance your education and meet your CEU requirements through our continuing education or customized training offerings.


If you have an interest in working with technology, enjoy troubleshooting systems, and take pride in craftsmanship, the Industrial Mechanic Program could be a good match for you.

This program will prepare you to install, maintain, operate, diagnose, and repair automated equipment used in manufacturing industries. Your career could take you to facilities with automated systems that create the products we use every day.

In just 40 weeks, the Industrial Mechanics Program provides you with the skills you need in essential career areas:

  • Mechanics
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Pneumatics
  • Troubleshooting
  • Welding
  • Hydraulics
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Maintenance

As a multi-skilled industrial maintenance technician, you will become proficient in areas that greatly enhance your employment opportunities:

  • Laser alignment
  • Thermal and vibration analysis
  • Mechanical equipment installation, disassembly, and assembly
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Conveyance systems
  • Machine tool
  • Electrical troubleshooting
  • Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems
  • Welding
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Automated machine troubleshooting
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)

According to the Department of Labor, graduates with broad skills in machine repair and maintenance should have favorable job prospects. Some employers have reported difficulty in recruiting workers with the necessary skills. This could be the career area and educational program you've been searching for!

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 40
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 70 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 35 (only used for course placement)
ACT Composite Score: 18 or higher

Admission Process Complete

Once the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)


The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit


Additional Fees

Additional fees vary by program and may include tool boxes, shop/lab coats, safety glasses, parts room deposit, shirts, etc.

Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.