Machinist Student

Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright

4-year, 16-credit Apprenticeship

Maintenance mechanic/millwrights install, dismantle, repair, maintain and move heavy industrial equipment based on blueprints, layouts or other drawings. Machine tools, conveyor systems and specialized maintenance equipment are among some of the types of machinery repaired by maintenance mechanic/millwrights. In this apprenticeship, develop skills in hydraulics, welding, pneumatics, electricity and industrial math.

Additional details about this program:

  • Obtain employment with approval for apprenticeship training.
  • The State of Wisconsin oversees the apprenticeship system and will contact WCTC to set a class schedule.
  • The schedule will be sent to the student from WCTC. (Application to WCTC is not necessary by the student.)
  • Obtain further information about apprenticeship programs by contacting the local apprenticeship representative by visiting the State‚Äôs Department of Workforce Development website.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $56,907-$69,626
    • Average Salary: $64,852
    • Median Salary: $68,528
    • Average Hourly Wage: $27.26

Program Code 50-423-1

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 423-500 Maint Mill I3  
 804-504 Industrial Math I1  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 423-505 Maint Mill II3  
 804-505 Industrial Math II1+ 
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 419-502 Pneumatics for Apprentices1  
 442-505 Welding for Apprentices1  
 423-515 Maint Mill III2 *
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 414-500 Electricity-Apprentices1  
 419-501 Apprentice Hydraulics1  
 423-520 Maint Mill IV2  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.