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Interdisciplinary Professional Programs

Predictive Maintenance Technologies and Utilization See upcoming dates

Course Overview

A proactive approach to maintenance will save your company time and money. Take this course to learn how you can use a PdM program to stay on top of project deadlines by avoiding costly damage and unscheduled shutdowns.

Who Should Attend?

  • Plant engineers and managers 
  • Maintenance, industrial, and manufacturing engineers 
  • Maintenance supervisors and managers

Additional Information

This course is part of the Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate. Enhance your maintenance skills while earning a recognized credential.

Course Outline

  • Vibration Monitoring
  • Thermography
  • Tribology
  • Visual Inspection
  • Ultrasonics
  • Electrical Testing


"This course was very worthwhile–the instructor's depth of knowledge and communication skills were excellent."
—Nate Rife, P&H Mining Equipment

"This course will be very valuable in helping us set up our new maintenance program. Keep up the good work!"
—Stephen L. Gaston, Parsons Infrastructure

"Overall a very informative course. It made me think about actual predictive maintenance and also rethink our preventive maintenance philosophy."
—Joe Adam, Exide Technologies


George Williams

George is the founder and CEO of ReliabilityX. He has a master’s degree in reliability engineering from Monash University. He began his career working for his father in maintenance – performing PMs on trucks and trailers – while in high school. George spent 16 years with a major pharmaceutical company, where he began as a technician and worked his way up to global asset management. In 2015, George’s global team won the Uptime Award for Best Maintenance and Reliability Program. He is a certified maintenance and reliability professional and certified reliability leader. In 2016, he was recognized by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals as Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional of the Year. He has earned certifications in vibration analysis, infrared thermography, ultrasound, motion amplification, and plant maintenance management. George is a published author and a recognized leader in reliability. He’s been teaching maintenance and reliability classes for UW-Madison Interdisciplinary Professional Programs since 2010.

Take this course when it’s offered next!

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