Trade and Industry

Industrial Maintenance Program

Information Session

Learn more on December 16 at 5:30pm at the Cedar Falls Center.

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

Day Session
Date January 13-July 25, 2016
Time Monday-Friday from 8:00am-2:30pm
Location Hawkeye Cedar Falls Center
5330 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cost $8,149 - Financial assistance may be available to qualifying businesses and individuals. Call 319-296-4290 to learn more.

Industrial Maintenance Training Courses

Course Title In-Class
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry 10 Jan 13-Jan 15
Applied Math 48 Jan 19-Feb 19
Fluid Power 48 Jan 19-Feb 19
Electrical Systems 80 Jan 19-Mar 14
Basic Mechanical Systems 48 Mar 22-Mar 25
Fluid Power II 80 Feb 22-Apr 18
Advanced Electrical Systems 48 Mar 15-Apr 28
Mechanical Systems II 48 Mar 28-Apr 28
Motors & Controls 48 Apr 29-June 3
Blueprint Reading 48 July 30-Sept 1
Schematics for Industrial Maintenance 48 May 17-June 21
Instrumentation 48 May 17-June 21
Welding 48 Apr 29-May 16
PLC Programming 48 June 6-July 8
Troubleshooting Motors & Controls 48 June 22-July 22
Variable Frequency Drives 48 June 22-July 22
New Hires - The First 18 Months 6 July 13-July 15
Interviewing 6 July 20-July 22


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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