Is This Program 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.
Admission and Program Requirements
- Submit Application and $30 Application Fee
- Submit High School Transcripts, College Transcripts, and Test Scores to: Southwest Tech, Attn: Admissions, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809
- To make sure your classes are the right fit, we consider any previous college credit you've earned, Compass or ACT scores, high school GPA, or an assessment at your registration session! Send test scores and/or transcripts to the address above.
Helpful Academic Background
- Math and science
- Written and oral communications
- Electricity, electronics or mechanics
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Estimated cost for each semester can be found under the Curriculum tab. Please note that costs are approximate and are based on the current academic year.
- Please discuss additional fee questions with the program advisor or instructor.
Students must have eye wear protection (safety glasses with side shields or wrap around safety glasses over prescription glasses) and must meet OSHA Z87.1 or greater while they are conducting operations that are deemed hazardous in nature. These glasses can be purchased at the College Bookstore.
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.