Industrial Maintenance Technician

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Industrial Maintenance Technician

Technical Diploma

55 Credits | 2 Years

Financial Aid-Eligible


Fall and Spring Start

Career Cluster: Manufacturing

Industrial Maintenance is one profession that can lead to multiple career options. Manufacturers of all types and sizes need Industrial Maintenance Technicians. As a graduate of this field, you will have the opportunity to work in a career that is both challenging and rewarding.   

Program Overview

The Industrial Maintenance Technician program will give you practical "hands-on" experience in welding, hydraulics, machining, plumbing, electricity and mechanical maintenance. Opportunities for advancement increase with further education. 

Program Outcomes

Industrial Maintenance Technician graduates will be able to:

  • 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
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All theory is reinforced by hands-on applications allowing you to explore the processes that will be the foundation for your career. In this program, you'll experience working with a laboratory partner and in teams of four to allow you to experience the work place setting of teamwork that is so often used in this career.

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Learn by doing.

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Start in the spring or fall. 


Industrial Maintenance Technician classes in-person classes are taught at the Superior campus. 

Gain Well-Rounded Skills

In this program, you will learn a different industry emphasis each semester. In semester one, you will learn machining and fabrication, semester two focuses on electrical motor control, semester three is mechanical drives and semester four is fluid power. 

High-Demand Field

There are several employers locally and out of town willing to hire you and provide you with an internship experience to enhance your learning experience.   

Experienced Instructor

Your instructor has many years of experience working in Maintenance as a technician.

Required Courses

Program-specific subjects include four different welding courses, three different electrical courses, three different fluid power-related courses, two mechanical drives courses, a machine leveling and alignment course, a print reading course, a safety course, a conveyor course and two supportive laboratory courses.  

Explore the Required Courses

Featured Industrial Maintenance Technician Courses

| 2 CR
This course is designed to introduce the student to bulk handling belt conveyor systems common to many industries. While examining the different systems used that make up an effective belt conveyor, the student will design a system of their own. Standard applications, preventive maintenance, repair, and installation of conveyors will be the focus of this course. The screw, flat belt, and roller conveyors will also be examined. A strong background in mechanical drive and fabrication is recommended.
| 3 CR
This course is designed to introduce the student to the theory of fluid power. The common gas laws will be analyzed. The basic system of a hydraulic unit and pneumatic unit will be the focus of this laboratory-based course. Common applications of different circuits will be explored and constructed.
| 3 CR
This course introduces the student to the basics of GMAW welding operations. It includes the study of the type of metals and equipment utilized in welding. The instruction emphasizes accepted applications in butting and joining metals utilizing standard industry techniques.

Admissions and Tuition

Northwood Tech has an easy admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get started.

Requirements and Application

Tuition and Fees

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work-study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits, and scholarships. 

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Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the costs that you may incur while attending Northwood Technical College.

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Estimated Total Program Tuition 2024-25*

Industrial Maintenance Technician

55 Credits | 2 Years


$725 for tools, supplies and uniforms

*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the Northwood Tech Industrial Maintenance Technician Program

Upon completion of the program, you will earn an Industrial Maintenance Technician technical diploma. 

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Transfer your Northwood Tech credits to a four-year college to earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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