Apprenticeship│Fond du Lac Campus
Gain on-the-job training and perfect a wide range of installation, manufacturing and maintenance skills with the Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship at Moraine Park Technical College.
Maintenance technicians perform tasks related to installation and repair of manufacturing, process and facility related equipment. Both mechanical and electrical skills are applied to preventative and predictive maintenance, equipment repairs and equipment enhancements.
What You’ll Learn
To succeed within an industrial working environment, maintenance technician apprentices will need to learn safety precautions, print reading, National Electrical Code, motor controls, programmable controllers, preventative and predictive practices and fluid power. This apprenticeship combines theory and hands-on instruction to each student enhancing the skills required for a career in the technical trades.
Maintenance Technicians perform tasks to adjust, modify, repair and improve equipment and processes within an industrial environment. They also read blueprints, install hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and controls. Preventative maintenance, bearing diagnostics, mechanical drives and pump system repairs are additional tasks completed by Maintenance Technicians.
Maintenance Technicians will also perform electrical tasks such as troubleshooting with the use of a multimeter, oscilloscope and other testing equipment. They install conduit, electrical circuits, and electrical controls such as timers, relays, and variable speed drives. Utilizing a Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) is another technical skill that assists in troubleshooting and improving manufacturing equipment. Maintenance Technicians also perform machining, welding and other tasks using hand tools, mills and lathes.
For safety, Maintenance Technicians must understand the risks and hazards when working on industrial equipment. A practical understanding of OSHA is required in addition to referencing and understanding the National Electrical Code designed to protect persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity.
Potential careers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Maintenance Technician
- Project/Design Technician
- Industrial Electrician
- Repair/Service Technician
Apprentice students do not complete standard admissions with Moraine Park.
Interested students should contact:
Jesse Gitter, Apprenticeship Training Representative
If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Journeyworkers can earn a degree customized to their interests with the Technical Studies – Journeyworker Associate of Applied Science degree at Moraine Park Technical College.
If you want to learn more about apprenticeships in Wisconsin visit https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship/
Applicants should be 18 years of age and submit an apprentice/employer application to the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be physically able to perform required work practices safely.
Students are required to complete a First Aid/CPR and Transition to Trainer class.
The Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship consists of five years at 10,144 hours, of which 876 hours is spent in paid-related classroom instruction. First Aid and CPR are completed during the first 12 months of the contract with the Transition to Trainer course in the final year of the apprenticeship.
Maintenance technicians require a moderate level of physical strength. They must frequently stand, squat or kneel for long periods and work in cramped or uncomfortable positions. Since much of their work is indoors, maintenance technicians are less exposed to inclement weather than most other trade workers.
Tools and Equipment
Maintenance Technicians usually provide their own tools, including screwdrivers, pliers, sockets sets, adjustable wrenches and hammers. Employers generally provide heavier tools such as grinders, air tools, test meters and power tools.
High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.