Industrial Maintenance Technology

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Hands-on Experience in Industrial Maintenance

The Industrial Maintenance Technology program prepares students for a broad range of industrial maintenance related careers using industry guided curriculum combined with practical hands-on labs. 

Our program is part of the Iowa Wind Partnership with wind power manufacturers building promising career paths for community college graduates.

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Kirkwood is the affordable option! We offer more than $3 million in scholarships every year. Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant.

Graduates of the Industrial Maintenance Technology program will be able to:

  • Perform applied math functions relating to an industrial environment.
  • Explain and apply industry skills and practices of electrical theory, circuits, and applications.
  • Explain and apply fluid power theory and application, including hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Perform wiring and programming common in primary and control circuit applications.
  • Perform mechanical procedures common in the industrial maintenance field.

  • Demonstrate safe work habits and maintain a safe working environment.

A one-hour program conference is required prior to acceptance to the program. You'll learn more about the program, specific admissions requirements and have the opportunity to have questions answered by program faculty and staff.

Program Costs

Industrial Maintenance Technology 

Program Entry Semester: Fall 2021

Year One

Credits: 13 16 29
Tuition: $2,418 $2,976 $5,394
Fees: $907 $120 $1,027
Books: $384 $281.50 $665.50



Credits: 12 12
Tuition: $2,232 $2,232
Fees: $120 $120
Books: $245 $245


Year Two

Credits: 18 15 33
Tuition: $3,348 $2,790 $6,138
Fees: $135 $150 $285
Books: $289.50 $112 $401.25




Costs provided are estimated and based on in-state tuition rates. Book cost estimates are for new books. Individual expenses may vary. These costs also do not factor in potential financial aid benefits. For a complete view of your specific cost expectation, visit our Cost Estimator Tool.
Included fees: Technology Fee, Lab Course Fees, Third Party Credentials, and Ancillary Expenses (Tool Sets)
Current Tuition Rates per Credit Hour: $ 186 In-State; $ 249 Out-of-State; $ 372 International
Updated: 1/22/2021

Program Requirements

To get into the Industrial Maintenance Technology program, you must complete the following, in addition to Kirkwood’s steps to become a student:

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First year studies focus on the concept technologies that include, but are not limited to, basic electrical theory, motors and transformers, industrial controls and wiring, electrical print design and reading, industrial maintenance concepts (mechanical and electrical), applied physics, and mathematics.

During the second year, students are introduced to a broad range of industrial technologies and processes that are commonplace in today's industrial environments.

While in this program, students gain experience and skills in a variety of disciplines, such as basic construction and framing, plumbing, print reading, welding, fabrication, and light machining.

Iowa Wind Partnership

Across the Hawkeye state the winds of opportunity and innovation are blowing. In many ways Iowans are harnessing an elemental force of nature to answer critical needs for power in our state.

Kirkwood Community College is pleased to join with our partner community colleges, Iowa university programs, and the growing wind power industry in meeting electrical power needs with innovation and timely training. Wind power manufacturers are finding local support and building promising career paths for community college graduates in many skill areas. We are actively seeking industry partners with whom we can build lasting relationships. We invite you to explore these new learning opportunities in a variety of associate degree and transfer programs at Kirkwood.

You could find your calling in the rapidly advancing world of wind power technologies at many companies nationwide.

Kirkwood students in the programs listed below are learning skills that have proven interest in the windpower industry:

Wind Turbine Maintenance

Advanced Manufacturing

Electronics & Applied Engineering

Power Mechanics

Transfer Programs

Our program prepares you for a broad-range of industrial maintenance-related careers including:

  • Maintenance electrician
  • Maintenance mechanic
  • Millwright
  • Commercial electrician
  • Plant mechanical technician

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We provide quality tech training and hands-on skills based education for employment, personal and professional growth in the field of Industrial Maintenance.


Industrial Technologies
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