Program Description

The Industrial Electronics & Maintenance Technician Technical Diploma program prepares learners to use and maintain common electrical/electronic devices and instruments. The Industrial Electronics & Maintenance Technician Technical Diploma program prepares learners to use and maintain common electrical/electronic devices and instruments. The program's electronics concentration includes practical experience in troubleshooting with the necessary theory of electronic circuits. Additional maintenance applications include pneumatic and hydraulic power, mechanisms and mechanical devices.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $4,685
Books & Supplies: $666

Starting Salary

Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Total financial aid offered may not exceed the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA).
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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Develop programs to operate and monitor automated equipment
  • Demonstrate basic hydraulic and pneumatic knowledge
  • Demonstrate machine control understanding
  • Demonstrate configuration of computer controlled equipment
  • Demonstrate necessary mathematical skills
  • Troubleshoot electrical/electronic systems
  • Perform tests using common electronic equipment
  • Analyze electronic circuits
  • Read and interpret electrical/electronic drawings
  • Use the terminology in the field of electronics
  • Apply safety policies, standards, practices and procedures to the industrial environment


Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Electrical Repairer
  • Electronics Repairer
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical and Electronics Repairer
  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Millwright Apprentice
  • Mechanical Technician Apprentice
  • Electronics Technician


The Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technician Technical Diploma is a 27 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

College 101 1.00
Fluid Power Systems 1: Fundamentals 1.00
Fluid Power Systems 2: Fundamentals Of Pneumatics 1.00
Machine Control 1: Ladder Logic Fundamentals 1.00
Industry Workplace Safety 1.00
Electrical Fabrication 1.00
AutoCAD Electrical 1.00
Intro To Microcontrollers 1.00
Industrial Electronics Technology 1 - Direct Current Electrical Characteristics 1.00
Industrial Electronics Technology 2 - Alternating Current Electrical Characteristics 1.00
Intermediate Algebra W/Apps 4.00

Second Term

Solidworks 1 1.00
Machine Control 2: Motor And Actuator Control 1.00
Machine Control 3: Sensors And Machine Safety 1.00
Mechanical Systems 1: Basic Machine Components 1.00
Mechanical Systems 2: Power Transmission Systems 1.00
Industrial Motors 1: Electric Motors 1.00
Industrial Motors 2: DC/AC Variable Speed Motor Drives 1.00
PLC 1: PLC Fundamentals And Bit Based Instructions 1.00
PLC 2: Timers, Counters And Program Control 1.00
PLC 3: Data, Math, Sequencer And Shift Instructions 1.00
Electromechanical Troubleshooting 1.00
Industrial Electronics Technology 3 - Electronic Circuits And Devices 1.00
Industrial Electronics Technology 4 - Electrical Systems 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technician Technical Diploma Earns You:

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technician Technical Diploma:

  • The Electrical Maintenance Certificate will provide you with 33% (9 of 27 credits) of the total credits in this Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technician Technical Diploma

Cost of Attendance

2023-2024 Estimated Academic Year Budgeted Cost of Attendance

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget that includes categories of expenses that a student can expect to incur while attending college. The COA does not reflect actual charges. It is an average based on the estimated living costs typical of our region. In determining the cost of attendance, Northcentral Technical College uses the budget established by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Financial Aid Budget Work Group. This budget is used to determine financial need for all students who apply for financial aid. A student's cost of attendance is composed of all educational expenses that can be included for financial aid purposes that a student may accrue while pursuing their education for the year (or semester, if enrolled less than a year). A student's financial aid cannot exceed their cost of attendance. Schools are required to provide a fuller picture of what it may cost students to pursue their degree, not just what they will owe in tuition/fees and books/supplies.

Please Note: this COA budget estimate assumes full-time attendance for two semester Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.
ExpensesStudent Living With Parents (Home)Student Living on Own (Other)
Full-time Tuition (based on a total of 30 credits, 15 credits fall and 15 credits spring)

In-State Tuition & Fees


Out-of-State Tuition & Fees


In-State Tuition & Fees


Out-of-State Tuition & Fees


Living Expenses (Housing & Food)$4,052$9,614
Books / Supplies$2,061$2,061
Personal Expenses$2,245$2,245
Loan Fees$83$83
Total Estimated Cost Of Attendance









* Tuition listed is based on approved rates for the 2023-2024 academic year with a projected base increase of 1.65%. Rates are approved each March by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and estimated budgets are updated at that time.

Students with dependent care, computer or study abroad expenses should contact the Financial Aid Office to document allowable expenses which may serve to increase their COA.

Students awarded Federal Direct Loan(s) also have an average of the mandatory loan fees automatically added to their COA.

Students with disability-related expenses may contact the Financial Aid Office to have their additional expenses considered. Disability-related expenses include but are not limited to: personal assistance, equipment, and supplies. The Financial Aid Office may potentially include disability expenses in the COA that are not provided by other assisting agencies.

NTC also offers a Net Price Calculator to help estimate costs.

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