Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprentice
Program Number: 504231
Area of Study: Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Estimated Program Cost:
Maintenance mechanics and millwrights install, dismantle or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints or other drawings. They keep machines, mechanical equipment or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipefitting, boilermaking, insulating, welding, machining, carpentry, repairing electrical or mechanical equipment, installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment, and repairing buildings, floors or stairs.
Maintenance mechanics and millwrights employed in manufacturing often work in a typical factory shop setting and use protective equipment such as safety belts, protective glasses and hard hats to avoid common hazards.
- 4-year training program
- 8,000 hours of on-the-job training
- 576 hours of paid related instruction
- Apprentice must complete Red Cross First Aid, CPR and Transition-To-Trainer Courses
Classroom instruction is given in mathematics, blueprint reading, hydraulics, electricity, computers and electronics.
Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprenticeship classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Commercial Avenue
Explore financial aid eligibility for Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprentice.
How to Apply
Millwright apprenticeship applicants must find an apprenticeship with a sponsoring employer on his or her 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
- Entry requirements vary by employers
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Physically able to perform trade
- Applicants apply directly to participating employers
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 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.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2017 2018 2019 Number of Program Graduates 3 8 13 Number of Surveys Sent Number of Surveys Returned Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment Percent Available for Employment Not in Labor Market Percent Not in Labor Market Available for Employment
2017 2018 2019 Graduates Employed Percent of Graduates Employed Employed in Related Occupation Percent Employed in Related Occupation Employed in Unrelated Occupation Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation Employed - No Response Percent Employed - No Response Seeking Employment Percent Seeking Employment Reaction To Training at Madison College
2017 2018 2019 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 0 0 0 Number of Satisfaction Responses Very Satisfied (4) Percent Very Satisfied Satisfied (3) Percent Satisfied Unsatisfied (2) Percent Unsatisfied Very Unsatisfed (1) Percent Very Unsatisfied Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2017 2018 2019 Number of Primary Reason Responses Preparation for Getting a Job Percent Preparation for Getting a Job Career Change Percent Career Change Improvement of Existing Skills Percent Improvement of Existing Skills Preparation for Further Education Percent Preparation for Further Education Personal Interest Percent Personal Interest Other Percent Other When Employment was Obtained
2017 2018 2019 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses Before Enrollment Percent Before Enrollment While Attending the College Percent While Attending the College After Training at the College Percent After Training at the College Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2017 2018 2019 Number of Employment Location Responses In College District Percent In College District In Wisconsin, Not in District Percent of In Wisconsin Outside of Wisconsin Percent Outside Wisconsin Employer Location Unknown Percent Location Unknown Salary Trend Salary Trend 2017 2018 2019 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count Average Monthly Wage Average Hourly Wage Average Work Hours per Week Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count Average Hourly Wage Average Work Hours per Week