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Industrial Mechanic Program Details

Find your future in industrial mechanics, the fast-growing field in the manufacturing industry. CVTC’s one-year, technical diploma program will prepare you to install, maintain, operate, diagnose, and repair automated equipment used in manufacturing industries.

You will learn cutting-edge technologies in this program and gain the following skills:

  • Mechanical equipment installation, disassembly, and assembly
  • Electrical control, motor drives and PLC (programmable logic controllers) wiring, installation, and troubleshooting
  • Hydraulic & pneumatic installation and troubleshooting
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Laser shaft alignment
  • Variable frequency drives installation/repair
  • Conveyor systems operations
  • Welding
  • Industrial Manufacturing machine troubleshooting

This program starts every 8 weeks allowing you to start at a time that is convenient for you. You can start in January, March, June, August, or October. The program also offers day and evening options. If you decide to continue your education, 100% of your credits will transfer to CVTC’s Industrial Mechanical Technician program.

PMMI Certification

The courses in this short-term technical diploma are tied to The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) Certification - Level 1 tests - Industrial Electricity 1, Fluid Power 1, Programmable Logic Controllers 1, and Mechanical Components 1.

Technical Diplomas within this Program

Earn a one-semester technical diploma in any one of the following areas. If you decide to pursue the one year Industrial Mechanic technical diploma, your diploma will apply towards that degree.

  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Mechanical Maintenance

Just the Facts

Industrial Mechanic
40 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August, October, January, March, and June

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Program Outcomes

Gainful Employment Data

Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $7,881

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How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application. If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Get a Job

100% of our Industrial Mechanic graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Industrial Mechanic graduates reported an average starting salary of $47,448.

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These are a few of the courses you will take in the Industrial Mechanic program. For more detailed course info, click here.

  • Centrifugal Pumps & Alignment
    Students will gain a basic understanding of centrifugal pumps, theory of operation, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of pumps and their systems. Students will work with Laser Alignment, and advanced linear slides, brakes, and clutches.
  • Repair Automated Manufacturing Equipment
    The set-up and operation of the machinery and repair of such equipment and components on the equipment will be performed.
  • Hydraulic System Operations
    Students will experience exercises with basic hydraulic components and simple oil systems and how they are applied in circuits.


  • CNC Service Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Utilities Mechanic

Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, a 7% growth is projected in industrial mechanic positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

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