Time to Degree
More than 2 years
Maintenance technicians perform tasks involving the maintenance, modification and
repair of electrical and mechanical systems. Learn safety practices, machine operation
and repair, metallurgy, electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, blueprint reading, motor
and logic controls, transformers, electrical codes and how to interpret schematics.
Receive high-quality, hands-on classroom instruction that complements on-the-job apprenticeship
training critical for success in the industrial trades.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live,
how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial
aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.
Additional Estimated Costs
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- Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100
How To Start
- Obtain employment for apprenticeship training; this is the responsibility of the individual
seeking an apprenticeship.
- While WCTC provides related apprenticeship instruction, the student does not need to apply to the college.
- The State of Wisconsin oversees the apprenticeship system and will contact WCTC to
set a class schedule.
- The class schedule will be sent to the student from WCTC.
Obtain further information about apprenticeship programs by contacting the local apprenticeship
representative. Visit the state's Department of Workforce Development website for more.
If you can work independently and are a solid problem solver with strong math, communication
and literacy skills, a job as a millwright mechanic may be right for you. Those in
this field maintain and repair stationary industrial machines along with mechanical
equipment and automated systems.
- Maintenance Mechanic
- Maintenance Technician
$34,000 – $57,000 annually
Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as
reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may
vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.
Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.
This apprenticeship does not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for most federal
financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a technical diploma or associate degree
What Makes This Program Unique
From day one, you will earn a paycheck guaranteed to increase over time as you learn
the skills of your new career.
Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you will receive a nationally-recognized completion
Once you complete your apprenticeship, you will be on your way to a successful long-term
career with competitive wages, and little or no educational debt.
Industrial maintenance technicians repair and maintain commercial or industrial machinery
to ensure the machines'...
Maintenance mechanics/millwrights install, dismantle, repair, maintain and move heavy
Earn certificates, technical diplomas and/or industry credentials along this pathway.
Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses
for higher wages and job advancement.
Technical Studies - Journeyworker Pathway
Earn credit for prior learning for the college-level knowledge and skills that you've already acquired through advanced
high school classes, previous ollege coursework, self-study, military training work
or volunteer experience.
- Maintenance Technician (this program)
Work toward your Technical Studies - Journeyworker associate degree while you complete this apprenticeship by taking just one or two
additional classes each semester.
WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits
into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.
More Credit Opportunities
Dual enrollment offers high school students an opportunity to get a head start in
high-demand fields while earning college credits.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge
you've already acquired through prior coursework, work experience and more.