Hawkeye’s Industrial Maintenance Program Set to Begin April 21

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Open House Scheduled for Thursday, April 10
WATERLOO—Hawkeye Community College is offering a four-month Industrial Maintenance program. This is an evening program that will prepare students for a high-demand entry-level position in industrial maintenance. Workers in industrial maintenance maintain, monitor, troubleshoot, and repair equipment used in the production of goods. This is a high-tech field where participants will learn the basics of electricity, hydraulics, motor controls, and programmable controllers.

After finishing the program, students are awarded a non-credit certificate of completion. Individuals may find employment as industrial mechanics, maintenance electricians, and fluid power technicians. Starting wages are expected to be $13-$17 per hour.

An Open House is planned for Thursday, April 10, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Center. Individuals who are interested in learning more can tour the training areas and visit with the instructors. Interested individuals do not have to attend the Open House, but are encouraged to do so to get questions answered, to learn more information about the program, and to complete an application.

The Industrial Maintenance program at Hawkeye is an excellent opportunity for individuals who want to learn a different set of job skills for a high-demand job in a short amount of time. There are no admissions requirements, nor entrance exam to enroll in the course. Financial assistance is available for qualifying individuals. Classes begin April 21 and run Monday-Friday from 4:00-9:00 p.m. Learn more at or call 319-296-4290.