Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Technical Diploma

Designed for individuals seeking entry-level employment in manufacturing. This certificate provides opportunities for students to develop the foundational academic, employability, and technical skills needed in the modern manufacturing setting.

  • Industrial Technician at workplace

    Program Outline

    Term 1
    Course # Course Title Credits
    3180130400 Applied Communications Writing
    Description

    Focuses on writing skills related to employment. Students write and edit letters, resumes, memos, and brief reports.

    2.00
    1046210300 Hydraulic Components and Schematics
    Description

    Students will learn how to operate the Basic Hydraulic Trainer and draw the schematic symbols in a circuit.

    1.00
    1046210500 Fixed Displacement Pumps
    Description

    Students will learn about Pascal's law and the relationship between pressure, force and area.

    1.00
    1046210700 Hydraulic Pressure Valves
    Description

    Students will identify different hydraulic valves and use them in an application.

    1.00
    1046211500 Basic Electrical Circuits
    Description

    Students will learn how to measure voltage, current and resistance in an electrical circuit.

    1.00
    1046211700 Inductance and Capacitance
    Description

    Students will learn how to define and calculate incuctance and capacitance in an electrical circuit.

    1.00
    1046211900 Analyze Transformers
    Description

    Students will learn how to size a transformer and how to identify the step up and step down transformers.

    1.00
    3240431700 Automotive HVAC Systems
    Description

    Student will perform general A/C diagnosis and repair. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

    1.00
    3240435800 HVAC Controls
    Description

    Student will perform diagnosis of HVAC control systems. This is part of the ASE A7 Certification.

    1.00
    3240435600 HVAC System Service
    Description

    Student will perform refrigerant recovery, recycling, and handling procedures. Student will perform A/C system component replacement and diagnosis. This is part of the ASE A7 Certification.

    1.00
    3240439600 Automotive Diesel Operation
    Description

    Student will learn diesel engine and fuel system operation and diagnosis.

    1.00
    3144210500 Welding Fundamentals
    Description

    Welding Fundamentals is designed to introduce students to basic techniques in a wide variety of welding and cutting processes. Learners will assess welds for quality as they make fillet and groove welds in all position on steel while experiencing a range of welding processes including Gas Metal Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Flux Core Arc Welding, as well as cutting processes such as OFC and PAC.

    3.00
    3146212000 Relay Logic used in Hydraulics
    Description

    Students will analyze the use of electricity to control a hydraulic system. Students will learn relay component identification using ladder logic. Using the ladder logic and relay logic, students will connect circuits on a trainer to operate a circuit.

    1.00
    Term 2
    Course # Course Title Credits
    1010312600 MS Excel Beginning
    Description

    This course will cover creating a worksheet and chart; application of formulas, functions, and formatting; and working with large worksheets, charting, and what-if analysis using Microsoft Excel.

    1.00
    1010311500 MS Word Beginning
    Description

    This course will cover creating a flyer, research paper, and business letter using Microsoft Word.

    1.00
    3180410100 Math Skills
    Description

    Develops skills in using mathematics principles, essential to the technical service and production workplace, through applied learning contexts. Content includes whole numbers, fractions, percent, graphs, and fundamentals of algebra. Corequisite: 1044210300 Print Reading.

    1.00
    1046212100 Mechanical Drive Systems
    Description

    Students will learn how to install a drive and properly align a shoaft.

    1.00
    1046212400 Belt and Chain Drives
    Description

    Students will learn how to properly install and adjust drive components.

    1.00
    1046212700 Lubrication and Sealing Shafts
    Description

    Students will learn about proper lubricants and seals for an application.

    1.00
    1046212900 Common Bearings in Advanced Gear Drives
    Description

    Students will learn about several bearing styles and common use in a gear drive application.

    1.00
    1046218000 Design and PLC Program
    Description

    Students will learn about the main components of a PLC and how to write a program.

    1.00
    1046218200 PLC Troubleshooting Processes
    Description

    Students will learn how to troubleshoot a faulty PLC program.

    1.00
    1062012300 Three Phase Electric Motor Control
    Description

    Students will learn about safety, 3 phase power transformation and manual control of three phase motor control systems.

    1.00
    1062012500 Investigate Troubleshooting Methods
    Description

    Students will learn about the types and methods of troubleshooting for 3 phase motor control systems.

    1.00
    1062012700 Troubleshooting Common Motor Circuits
    Description

    Students will examine the function and troubleshooting of reversing, automatic and timer controlled industrial motor control systems.

    1.00
    3146230100 Industrial Mechanical Capstone
    Description

    Students will work on a final project to demonstrate a culmination of competencies learned throughout the program.

    1.00
    1044910000 Industrial Safety Fundamentals
    Description

    Introduces general safety for a manufacturing environment while raising the awareness of the worker to the hazards around them, and how to best protect themselves while working safely. Students will earn an OSHA 30 card and confined space certificate upon completion.

    2.00

    At A Glance

    How You'll Learn

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    On Campus

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    Online Classes

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    Multiple Start Dates

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    Flexible Pace

    2024 Start Dates

    January 8 June 3
    February 5 July 1
    March 4 August 26
    May 6 October 21

    Program Tuition*

    $6,743

    Books & Supplies*

    $861

    *Total cost for degree completion is estimated by current course requirements, books, and supplies. Tuition and fees are set by the Wisconsin Technical College System and subject to change.

    Financial Aid Eligible

    You may experience these additional costs, not charged by Nicolet, estimated based on length of program.

    Transportation
    $1,956
    Food/Housing
    $1,944
    Personal Expenses
    $1,948

    Important Note:

    Credit hours and financial aid hours will not always align. Please work with your Success Coach.

    What You'll Learn

    • Practice industry recognized safety practices and guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment in an industrial operating environment.
    • Prepare and maintain documentation of work orders, repair work completed, and safety procedures implemented.
    • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair industrial machinery and manufacturing equipment, using appropriate tools, materials, and methods.

    Your Potential Careers

    • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
    • Machinery Maintenance Worker
    • Maintenance Mechanic
    • Master Mechanic

    Median Annual Salary

    $41,906 $47,156 $43,422
    Local State National

    EMSI 2022.1

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