Program Description

Find your future in the manufacturing industry, in the fast-growing field of Industrial Mechanics.  CVTC’s Industrial Mechanical Technician program will prepare you to install, maintain, operate, diagnose, and repair automated equipment used in manufacturing industries and maintain facilities/buildings with automated systems used to create the products we use every day.

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 and pneumatic installation and troubleshooting
  • Laser shaft alignment
  • Conveyance systems
  • Machine tool
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Process pumping and piping and systems
  • Industrial Manufacturing machine troubleshooting
  • Process control systems
  • Building maintenance
  • Welding 

This training will help prepare you for supervisory positions in the industry including lead technician and maintenance manager. This program offers a part-time option and an evening program.

If you decide to pursue further education, your credits will transfer to UW-Stout’s Business Management, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, or Quality Management programs.

This program has an advanced placement entry option. Advanced placement is an opportunity for graduates of a related program to further their education. Learn more about advanced placement for this program.

Technical Diplomas within this Program

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

  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Mechanical Maintenance

Just the Facts

Industrial Mechanical Technician
69 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method:
Face to Face

Program Location:
Eau Claire

Start Dates:
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Program Outcomes

Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $13,460

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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 Technician graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Industrial Mechanic Technician graduates reported an average starting salary of $60,667.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.


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

  • Industrial Electricity Concepts
    Students will learn the fundamental theory and application of DC and AC electrical circuits, industrial three-phase motor control circuits, electrical wiring, troubleshooting, and testing common electrical control circuits found in industry.
  • Piping Systems
    This course is designed to give the student understanding and experience on how to select, size, identify, and install a variety of piping, fittings and valves used in air, water, and other process systems.
  • Fluid Process Systems
    Course provides a "hands-on" approach to the study of fluid handling systems. A wide variety of system components including pumps, piping, seals and packing, flow control devices, flow measuring devices, and pressure vessels will be studied.


  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Plant Engineering 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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