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Industrial Mechanic Overview

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.

Career Opportunities

CNC Service Specialist

Field Service Technician

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance Technician

Utilities Mechanic

Just the Facts

Industrial Mechanic
37 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire and Menomonie

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

   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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Estimated Total:  $7,950

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Industrial Mechanic program.

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.

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers. Learn more about Career Pathways.

Industrial Mechanic Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

// Program Outcomes


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


Yearly Salary

Our recent Industrial Mechanic graduates reported an average starting salary of $54,942.


Regional Jobs

There are 21 job openings in the CVTC district for the Industrial Mechanic industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

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Focus On Student Success

Most of the program is hands-on stuff in the lab and the rest is done on the computer. It’s all self-paced throughout the week, so you have a lot of flexibility. I usually come in three days a week and I have plenty of time to get stuff done.

Devon, Industrial Mechanic Technician Student

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Electrical Maintenance, Technical Diploma

Industrial Mechanical Technician, Associate Degree

Mechanical Maintenance, Technical Diploma

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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