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Mechanical Maintenance Overview

Learn the basics of hydraulics, pneumatics, industrial mechanics, and the core manufacturing skills in this one semester technical diploma. Students will also have an introduction to welding skills in oxyacetylene welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), and Ga​s Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). The diploma also helps students develop precision measurement and applied math skills needed in the industry.

Career Opportunities

Base Skill Mechanic

Maintenance Assistant

Production Operator

Just the Facts

Mechanical Maintenance
15 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire and Menomonie

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

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,881

Books

$

405

Estimated Total:  $3,286

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Mechanical Maintenance program.

Basic Pneumatics
This course exposes the student to the theories and basic components of pneumatics. Basic component construction and operation is explored. The theory of function is supplemented by hands on disassembly and assembly of actual industrial components. The course is presented in the individual study mode to allow the students flexibility in scheduling their time.

Mechanical Concepts
This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the mechanical concepts that are found on industrial equipment. Since all industrial machinery is equipped with some type of mechanical drive, a firm understanding of these drives is necessary for the industrial mechanic. Cleanliness and safe working habits will also be emphasized.

Manufacturing Prints & Networks
This course prepares students to create and interpret technical documents. Identifying symbols in electrical, networking/Internet of Things (IoT), piping, hydraulic, pneumatic, HVAC and sketching diagrams is addressed. Students create job related written documents (such as work orders and resumes) to meet the needs of the industry.

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.

Mechanical Maintenance 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.

 

$23K*
Yearly Salary

Mechanical Maintenance professionals make an average starting salary of $22,922.

 

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Credits to Other Institutions

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* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from EMSI which is an Economic Modeling Software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.

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 Mechanic, Technical Diploma

Industrial Mechanical Technician, Associate Degree

Apprenticeships

Maintenance Mechanic

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