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Industrial Maintenance Technician

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Degree Type
59-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

Time to Degree
2 years

Start Date
August / January

How You'll Learn

  • On Campus
  • Daytime

Industrial maintenance technicians repair and maintain commercial or industrial machinery to ensure proper functionality. In this program, gain practical experience in welding, hydraulics, electricity, mechanical fundamentals and machine alignment. Build skills in electronics, computerized equipment maintenance and preventative/predictive maintenance.

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your math skills:
    • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
    • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
    • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
    • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an enrollment counselor.

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Contact Us

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Enrollment team by filling out our online form or by email at

Potential Careers

If you like working with your hands, are good at troubleshooting and enjoy fixing machinery and equipment, a job as an industrial maintenance technician may be the right fit for you. Those in this field are good problem solvers, are interested in working with equipment and can navigate different types of systems.

  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Repair Mechanic
High School Eligibility

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

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Career Salaries

$35,100 – $58,400 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Financial Aid

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique

  1. Successful graduation from the Industrial Maintenance Technician program satisfies Wisconsin state requirements for maintenance/millwright apprentice-related instruction.
  2. Develop skills in WCTC's state-of-the-art Terry Lutz Integrated Manufacturing Center.

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