Industrial & Electrical Technician | Western Technical College

Industrial & Electrical Technician

Technical Diploma

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Financial Aid Eligible

Be the go-to person at the plant with knowledge of electrical controls and industrial maintenance. The technical diploma offered through this program is a great entry point or a convenient way to expand your skills and increase your value to your employer. The program covers basic electrical systems, motors, motor controls, and programmable logic controllers. You will also get training in hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical drives, pumps, gearboxes, welding, and machining to provide a well-rounded maintenance background. Necessary math skills are taught as part of the electrical courses in a strictly applied manner.

In this role, you will work with electricians and electromechanical technicians to install, repair, and maintain industrial electronic equipment. The program was designed for traditional students as well as current and displaced workers. Many options exist from part-time attendance to pathways into another diploma, associate degree, or apprenticeship program.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Industrial & Electrical Technician

This program will cost about $4,800* 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

Electrician Apprentice
Elevator Repair and Maintenance Apprentice
Electrical Maintenance Technician
Field Service Technician
Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Mechanic
Machine Repairer
Industrial Machinery Mechanic
Security/Alarm Installation Technician
Service Technician

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

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.

Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the Industrial and Electrical Technician program, first apply for admission to the College. Once your application is processed, you will be asked to set up a meeting with an instructor to go over the expectations of the program. 

Gainful Employment

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.

Industrial & Electrical Technician

Career Pathways

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