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Technical Diploma

Mechanical Maintenance

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.

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.

Career Opportunities

Industrial Mechanic

Maintenance Mechanic

Graduate Employers


Phillips Medisize

Wiersgalla Company Inc.

Just the Facts

Mechanical Maintenance
10 Credit Technical Diploma

Program Length
Less Than One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire, Menomonie

Start Months
August, October, January, March, June


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $2,176

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Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.


Yearly Salary

Mechanical Maintenance professionals make an average starting salary of $45,142.



100% of our recent Mechanical Maintenance graduates got a job in the industry.


Regional Jobs

There are 256 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.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Mechanical Maintenance program.

Sample Courses

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.

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Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways  What is a career pathway?

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.

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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!


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

Mechanical Design, Associate Degree

Mechatronics Specialist, Associate Degree

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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Admission Requirements

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