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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.

Part of a career pathway, the Mechanical Mechanic technical diploma credits apply toward the Mechatronics Specialist associate degree if you choose to continue your education. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.

Career Opportunities

Base Skill Mechanic

Industrial Mechanic

Maintenance Assistant

Maintenance Mechanic

Production Operator

Graduate Employers


Just the Facts

Mechanical Maintenance
10 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
Less Than One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire and Menomonie

Program Location //
August, October, January, March, and June

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

Next Start Date //
June 12, 2023

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


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1






 Estimated Total: $2,093

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!


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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can 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.

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.



50% of our recent Mechanical Maintenance graduates got a job in the industry.


Continuing Their Education

67% of recent Mechanical Maintenance graduates have continued their education beyond this degree. Explore transfer agreements.


Yearly Salary

Mechanical Maintenance professionals make an average starting salary of $44,540.


Regional Jobs

There are 240 job openings in the CVTC district for the Mechanical Maintenance industry.

* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast 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.

Focus On Student Success

I applied for a "Weekend Warehouse Work" job. They saw I was attending CVTC that semester for Maintenance and interviewed and offered me a job for that position. Allowed me to work strictly weekends while in school and gave me a raise upon graduation. Thank you CVTC for all that you do!

Michael, Mechanical Maintenance Graduate

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

Mechatronics Specialist, Associate Degree

Mechatronics Technician, 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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