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Mechanical Maintenance Program Details

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.

Just the Facts

Mechanical Maintenance
15 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August and January

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $3,757

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Additional Information

Non-Traditional Occupation

Industrial Mechanical Technician Career Pathway  

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


  • Base Skill Mechanic
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Production Operator

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