Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

Program Number: 50-464-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is NOT eligible for financial aid

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.

About the Program

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. 

Work Description

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. 

Number Title Crs
Year 1
413-750 DC Electricity 2
413-751 AC Electricity 2
413-773 Safety and Print Reading .5
413-760 Industrial Electrician Transformers 1
413-761 Industrial Electrician Motors and Generators 1
413-752 Codes for Industrial Electricians 1 .5
413-753 Codes for Industrial Electricians 2 .5
Total 7.5
Year 2
413-762 Industrial Electrician Motor Controls 1 1
413-763 Industrial Electrician Motor Controls 2 1
413-764 Industrial Electrician Motor Controls 3 1
413-754 Code for Industrial Electricians 3 .5
413-755 Code for Industrial Electricians 4 .5
413-765 Power Systems and Variable Speed Drives 2
413-756 Codes for Industrial Electricians 5 .5
413-757 Codes for Industrial Electricians 6 .5
Total 7
Year 3
413-769 Programmable Logic Controllers 1 1
464-718 Fluid Power Systems .75
464-719 Preventative and Predictive Maintenance 1
413-758 Codes for Industrial Electricians 7 .5
413-759 Codes for Industrial Electricians 8 .5
Total 3.75
Year 4
464-713 Power Transmission Systems 1.5
464-709 Rigging and Safety .5
464-712 Bearings, Measurement and Print Reading 2
Total 4
Year 5
464-717 Precision Alignment, Pumps and Pumping Systems 2
Total 2
Required Electives (Unpaid Related)
531-465 Required - Heartsaver First Aid/CPR .15
455-455 Required - Transition to Trainer, Your Role as a Journeyworker .2
Total N/A
Total Credits 24.25