Currently available in Mini-Cassia, Minidoka and neighbor areas.

Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program teaches how to set up, clean, lubricate, repair, and start machinery. During technical instruction, the program covers the following topics: welding, mathematics, blueprint reading, electronic and pneumatic devices, and machine maintenance.

  • Maintenance Apprenticeship is a 4-year program
  • Available to all participating employers
  • Federal certification upon completion

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.