About the Program

  • Maintenance Apprenticeship is a 4 year program;
  • Registration opens every year from May through August;
  • Tuition cost of the program is $450 per semester. Books are not included;
  • Classes are held in the evenings, three hours per night, and twice a week for a minimum of twelve weeks per semester; Total hours are a minimum of 144 per year.
  • First Aid/CPR card is preferred;
  • A grade of 70% or higher is required to pass.
  • On the job, apprentices learn to set up, clean, lubricate, repair, and start machinery. During technical instruction, they are taught welding, mathematics, how to read blueprints, how to use electronic and pneumatic devices, and how to use grease and fluid properly.

Entrance Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Have employer recommendation.
  • Employed with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship and training.
  • Be working in the trade under the constant on-the-job supervision of a journeyman or Master Technician
  • Be enrolled in CSI Maintenance Apprenticeship Program.


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Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician typically does the following:

  • Detect minor problems by performing basic diagnostic tests
  • Clean and lubricate equipment or machinery
  • Check the performance of machinery
  • Test malfunctioning machinery to determine whether major repairs are needed
  • Adjust equipment and reset or calibrate sensors and controls


Any individual employed by the employer, meeting the qualifications described in the Standards of Apprenticeship who has signed an Apprenticeship Agreement with the local Sponsor providing for training and related instruction under these Standards, and who is registered with the Registration Agency.

Program Sponsor

The local entity (“Sponsor”) in whose name the Standards of Apprenticeship will be registered, and which will have the full responsibility for administration and operation of the apprenticeship program. Employers often sponsor apprenticeship programs.

On-The-Job Learning (OJL)

Tasks learned on-the-job in which the apprentice must become proficient before a completion certificate is awarded. The learning must be through structured, supervised work experience, provided by the Employer (Program Sponsor).

Related Information

An organized and systematic form of instruction designed to provide the apprentice with the knowledge of the theoretical and technical subjects related to the apprentice’s occupation. Such instruction may be given in a classroom, through occupational or industrial courses, or by correspondence courses of equivalent value, electronic media, or other forms of self-study by College of Southern Idaho.

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