Is This Occupation for You?
If you like to troubleshoot problems, put theory to work hands-on, and have interests in math and mechanical processes, a career in industrial maintenance may be your key to success.
Students entering the Industrial Mechanic program should:
- Have an interest in math and science.
- Enjoy problem solving.
- Think creatively.
- Enjoy working with their hands.
- Have good hand-eye coordination.
- Enjoy working with people.
- Have good communication skills.
- Are detail-oriented.
- Technical Diploma, requiring a minimum of two semesters to complete.
- Day classes.
- High school articulation courses accepted.
- Financial aid available.
- Classes start in January and August.
At the completion of the program, students are expected to be able to:
- Set up and operate equipment or systems to ensure reliable performance.
- Install, remove, and relocate equipment and systems as directed.
- Troubleshoot, repair, and update manufacturing equipment.
- Perform preventative maintenance.
- Perform safety inspection.
- Select and order required parts and materials using parts list, catalogs, and standard books.
Technical Skill Attainment (TSA)
Portions of the TSA Scoring Guide for the Electro-Mechanical Technology degree will be used to document your attainment of technical program outcomes for the Industrial Mechanic diploma. To meet the requirements on the scoring guide, you will be asked to draw upon the skills and concepts that have been developed throughout the program and are necessary for successful employment in your field. Results will be used to inspire continual improvement of teaching and learning in Wisconsin Technical College System. In addition, this assessment will provide feedback to you about your performance.