To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/industrial-mechanical-technician/
Program Number: 10-462-1
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid
The industrial and mechanical sectors run on machinery. Step up to the challenge and keep operations up and running as an industrial mechanical technician with Moraine Park Technical College’s hands-on Industrial Mechanical Technician associate degree.
About the Program
If you like fixing things and the challenge you’ll face when no two days are the same, a career as an industrial mechanical technician may be right for you!
MPTC’s Industrial Mechanical Technician degree gives students hands-on experience operating, repairing and maintaining machinery and equipment in an industrial environment.
Upon graduation, students can seek entry-level employment in the industrial mechanical maintenance field. For individuals already in the field, elective course-work can be taken to advance your skill-set.
Graduates can also enter a skilled trade or pursue a leadership role in a skilled trade.
What You'll Learn
Students will be introduced to industrial maintenance utilizing both classroom and lab experiences, including hydraulics, pneumatics, lubrication, machine automation, pipefitting, engineering drawings, and electrical motor controls. Students will also learn concepts of component selection, mechanical power transmission, repair and replacement of failed components, alignment, and preventative and predictive maintenance techniques.
Continue your education through Moraine Park’s Electromechanical Technology program and advance your career opportunities by extending courses into a third year to obtain two credentials.
Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Visit the Transfer Opportunities page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
Standard Admissions steps details
Credit for Prior Learning
Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:
- Previous college coursework from prior institutions
- Military training and experience
- Passing of MPTC or national exams
- Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences
Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.
Plan of Study Grid
||Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office
||English Composition 1
||College Algebra with Applications
||AC-DC Machinery and Motor Controls
||Trigonometry with Applications
||National Electrical Code for Maintenance
||Interpreting Engineering Drawings
||Industrial Motor Controls and Troubleshooting
||Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 1
||Industrial Fluid Distribution Systems
||Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 2
| ||Total Credits||63|
- Demonstrate safe work procedures
- Install industrial equipment and systems
- Maintain industrial equipment and systems
- Troubleshoot industrial equipment and systems
- Repair industrial equipment and systems
- Communicate technical information
Additional Technical Studies credits in Semesters 3 and 4 can be chosen from courses in these programs:
- Mechanical Design
- Quality and Advanced Manufacturing Technology
- Water Quality
- Industrial Mechanical Technician/Electromechanical
Please see the academic advisor for specific courses.
Earn certificates and an associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.