Basic Industrial Power | Western Technical College

Basic Industrial Power

Technical Diploma

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Not Financial Aid Eligible

This single-semester introduction to industrial maintenance will provide an understanding of the field and develop basic electrical and mechanical skills. Once completed, you can build on what you have learned by pursuing a one-year technical diploma in Industrial Electronics & Maintenance, then continue on to obtain a five-semester diploma in Manufacturing Systems Maintenance.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Basic Industrial Power

This program will cost about $2,300* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Field Service Technician
Maintenance Mechanic

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of applied science related to mechanical drives.
  • Adhere to proper safety practices and procedures.
  • Exhibit professionalism.
  • Perform preventative maintenance.
  • Maintain parts and equipment inventory including service documentation.
  • Maintain electrical and electronic devices and systems.
  • Maintain mechanical devices and systems.
  • Build or assemble electrical, electronic and mechanical hardware under the guidance of a journeyman electrician or electromechanical technician.
  • Maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Basic Industrial Power

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