Estimated Program Cost
Maintenance Technicians are highly skilled individuals who safely perform mechanical and electrical duties to keep machines, equipment, or the structure of a facility in repair.
Maintenance Technicians works on mechanical and electrical equipment and machines in paper mills, foundries, production mills, food processing, schools and hospitals. The mechanical would include installing equipment, repair and replace units, maintaining equipment and using machines such as lathes, drill presses and various hand tools. Areas of electrical expertise include working with electrical drawings, troubleshooting electrical motors, AC and DC drives, PLC’s (programmable logic controllers), and solid state devices.
- 5-year training program
- 9,280 hours of on-the-job training
- 864 hours of paid related instruction
- Transition-to-Trainer Course in the final year of the apprenticeship
The apprentice is taught theory and knowledge related to safety procedures while working with electrical and mechanical components. Instruction also consists of repair of electrical or mechanical equipment, installation, alignment, and balancing of new equipment.
Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship courses may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.First SemesterSecond SemesterThird Semester10-462-1061 credit10-462-1071 credit10-606-2011 credit50-413-7520.5 credits50-413-7530.5 creditsFourth Semester10-449-1001 credit10-462-1041 credit10-462-1091 credit50-413-7540.5 credits50-413-7550.5 creditsFifth Semester50-413-7560.5 credits50-413-7580.5 credits50-413-7611 creditSixth Semester50-413-7570.5 credits50-413-7590.5 credits50-413-7601 creditSeventh SemesterEighth Semester
How to Apply
Maintenance Technician apprenticeships applicants must find an apprenticeship with a sponsoring employer on their own (similar to looking for a job). Once the applicant has found a position, the employer starts the apprenticeship registration process by contacting a Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) Representative for their county.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Entry requirements vary by employers
- Physically able to perform trade
Graduates of the Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship are prepared to:
- Apply AC and DC theory to an industrial setting.
- Apply the National Electric Code requirements to industrial equipment and facilities.
- Apply operational principles to transformers.
- Maintain electric motors and motor controls.
- Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to variable speed drives.
- Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to programmable logic controllers and
- Communicate trade and occupational related information effectively.
- Demonstrate proper rigging techniques.
- Select an appropriate power transmission system for a given application.
- Identify suitable pumps for given applications.
- Recommend bearings for given applications.
- Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to fluid power systems.
- Plan maintenance schedules for a given system.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2022 Number of Program Graduates 9 Number of Surveys Sent Number of Surveys Returned Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 0 Percent Available for Employment Not in Labor Market Percent Not in Labor Market Available for Employment
2022 Graduates Employed 0 Percent of Graduates Employed Employed in Related Occupation 0 Percent Employed in Related Occupation Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation Employed - No Response 0 Percent Employed - No Response Seeking Employment 0 Percent Seeking Employment Reaction To Training at Madison College
2022 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 0 Number of Satisfaction Responses 0 Very Satisfied (4) 0 Percent Very Satisfied Satisfied (3) 0 Percent Satisfied Unsatisfied (2) 0 Percent Unsatisfied Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2022 Number of Primary Reason Responses 0 Preparation for Getting a Job 0 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job Career Change 0 Percent Career Change Improvement of Existing Skills 0 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills Preparation for Further Education 0 Percent Preparation for Further Education Personal Interest 0 Percent Personal Interest Other 0 Percent Other When Employment was Obtained
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