Industrial Mechanical Technician

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Why choose Industrial Mechanical Technician?

  • Machines are the lifeblood of manufacturing. Without industrial mechanics, these industries would cease to exist.
  • A great career for those who would like to combine knowledge of mechanical principles, electrical systems, and computer programming in the troubleshooting and repair of sophisticated equipment.
  • Provides numerous career opportunities in central Wisconsin with excellent pay and room to advance.
Machines are the lifeblood of manufacturing, and industrial production requires their smooth, reliable operation. Just one malfunctioning part can bring the entire production line to a halt. Without industrial mechanics to install, maintain, operate, diagnose, and repair automated equipment used in manufacturing, these industries would cease to exist.

Program Locations

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Industrial Mechanical Technician program will give you the hands-on foundation necessary to confidently maintain, repair, and operate mechanical and electrical machinery and equipment in an industrial environment.

You will learn to align, maintain, repair, and replace machine components as well as gain understanding of predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability-centered maintenance, automation, and many other topics. The program emphasizes safety in the workplace and includes many hands-on and interactive classroom experiences and lab/shop activities.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $10,499.00
  • Books: $1,920.80
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $58.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $12,477.80

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10605105 Electrical Circuits I  3
  10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications  4
  10801136 English Composition 1  3
  10462132 Machine Shop Fundamentals 3
  10462122 Preventive, Predictive, and RCM  2
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10462133 Electric Controls for Industrial Automation 3
  10804196 Trigonometry with Applications  3
  10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication  3
-or- 10801198 Speech  3
  10462110 Material Handling 2
  10462107 Industrial Safety  2
  10623106 Introduction to AutoCAD 1
  10623114 Intro to Inventor 1
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 3
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10462104 Fluid Process Systems 3
  10605117 Automation 1 - Beginning PLC  3
  10462106 Mechanical Power Transmission 3
  10809198 Introduction to Psychology  3
-or- 10809188 Developmental Psychology  3
  10462131 Industrial Electric Power Applications 2
  10442117 Welding Fundamentals 1 1
  10442118 Welding Fundamentals 2 1
  Term Total   16 Credits
Term: 4
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10806143 College Physics 1 3
-or- 10806154 General Physics 1  4
  10809166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application  3
  10457119 Fabrication Fundamentals 1 1
  10462120 Industrial Hydraulics & Pneumatics 3
  10605118 Automation 2 - Advanced PLC  3
  10457120 Fabrication Fundamentals 2 1
  Term Total   14-15 Credits
  Program Total   60-61 Credits



Michael earned his master of science degree from Eastern Kentucky University and is an authorized general industry trainer for OSHA 10 and 30. He has 18 years of industry experience and continually advances his own education. He also visits and connects with employers in manufacturing to maintain relationships and make connections between the experiences of his students and the needs of employers.

“Teaching in a technical college is a two-way street. I share my experiences with my students, and each student brings insight and experience as well. This cooperative dynamic enriches the learning for all of us.”


  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Predictive Maintenance (PM) Technician
  • Apprenticeship
  • Automation/Robotic Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Helper
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Oiler
  • Packaging Maintenance Mechanic
  • Predictive/Preventive Maintenance Technician
  • Quality Control Technician



High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

“The Industrial Mechanical Technician program was a great experience that created many opportunities for me.  Employers are seeking qualified individuals to work in their maintenance departments, and Mid-State’s hands-on training gave me the knowledge and skills needed to start my career in this field.”


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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Industrial Mechanical Technician Pathway