Trade and Industry

Industrial Maintenance Program

Information Session

No information sessions are scheduled at this time.

The Industrial Maintenance program prepares students for high demand entry-level employment in industrial maintenance. Industrial maintenance workers maintain, monitor, troubleshoot, and repair equipment used in the production of goods. Students will gain knowledge and hands-on skills in:

  • direct and alternating current electricity
  • hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power
  • single and three-phase motor controls
  • programmable logic controllers

Career Placement & Wages

Demand for industrial maintenance personnel is very high and has been identified as a green occupation. Environmentally-friendly activities and technologies are likely to increase the need for industrial maintenance workers. Individuals may find entry-level employment as:

  • industrial mechanics
  • maintenance electricians
  • fluid power technicians

Individuals completing the non-credit certificate may earn $31,500-$43,000* per year. Industrial electrical maintenance personnel work overtime frequently. Starting wages do not include overtime compensation.

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development
**Hawkeye Community College cannot guarantee employment or promotion.

Who Should Enroll?

This program is for individuals who like to solve problems, have strong math and science skills, and enjoy working with their hands to fix and repair items.

Admission and Completion Requirements

Individuals will be required to take the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) test in order to begin the program. To earn a non-credit certificate of completion individuals must attend 80% of scheduled classes and receive an average grade of 80% on all course material.

Class Information

Afternoon Session Morning Session
Date September 12, 2017-May 23, 2018 January 24-August 9, 2018
Time Monday-Thursday from 3:30-9:30pm Monday-Friday from 7:00am-1:30pm
Location Cedar Falls Center
5330 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cost $8,499 - Program is not eligible for federal student aid, but may be eligible for other financial assistance.                                                                               

Industrial Maintenance Training Courses

Course Title In-Class
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry 10
Applied Math 48
Fluid Power 48
Electrical Systems 80
Basic Mechanical Systems 48
Fluid Power II 80
Advanced Electrical Systems 80
Mechanical Systems II 48
Motors & Controls 48
Schematics for Industrial Maintenance 48
Instrumentation 48
Welding 48
PLC Programming 48
Troubleshooting Motors & Controls 48
Variable Frequency Drives 48
What Employers Expect 6
Behavioral-Based Interviewing 6


Call Business and Community Education at 319-296-4290 for more information and to register.

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Business & Community Education

Cedar Falls Center
5330 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
319-266-6772 (fax)
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Trade and Industry Coordinator

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329 ext.3010
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