Industrial Fundamentals

Industrial Fundamentals Academy

Academies are designed to help you quickly gain the skills needed for a great career pathway with higher earning potential. We work with education partners to ensure the skills you learn in the Academy are industry-approved and match what companies are looking for in candidates.

The Industrial Fundamentals Academy opens doors for maintenance-level positions in high-tech industrial facilities. This fast-paced training brings the fundamentals needed for a professional career the industry. Plus, you can put the credits earned in your certificate towards an advanced degree in areas like industrial technology, welding, and even maintenance.

If you’re into mechanics and machines, enjoy hands-on projects and like to solve problems, this short-term training could be right for you!

Where can it take you?

These kinds of industrial positions in the region can yield $23.69 per hour. Jobs in the field are in high-demand and this skill training can put you on the fast-track to higher earnings and opportunities.

Related career pathways include: Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities Mechanic, Automation Technician, HVAC/R Technician.

What you get with the Academy

You’ll sharpen your technical and personal skills needed for a successful career in industry:

  • 11 college-level course credits (tuition-free) to build skills in skills in basic technology, engineering and math
  • Safety (OSHA 10) credential (highly valued by companies)
  • Hands-on and classroom learning in topics relevant to the field
  • Employability skills
  • Career services from the WorkSmart Network for job connections and post-training support
  • Instruction and support from experienced faculty at Madison College

Credit courses

Earn college credits from Madison College as part of your training in coursework including:

  • Safety for Industry (including your OSHA 10 certification)
  • Industrial Fluid Power I and II
  • Machine Tool Math I and II
  • Workplace Communications
  • Interpreting Engineering Drawings

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment requires eligibility for participation in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programming. Contact us for details!

Schedule & Contacts

Contact us for details and admission for the next Academy sessions.

Madison College-South Campus (Madison, WI)
Contact Beth Kasten at 608.288.2459 or 920.397.1206 or

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