The 12 Week Basic Maintenance Technician program prepares students for entry level employment in various capacities in a manufacturing environment. Students will gain hands-on experience with multimeters, slide calipers, micrometers, motor controls, mechanical drives and pumps. The program includes a wide variety of training that will enable graduates to repair, troubleshoot, install, dismantle, adjust or maintain industrial production and processing machinery.

Classes Meet:

Monday-Thursday, Wallace Campus 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

The fee for the course is $3500. This includes tuition, book, and a toolkit with a multimeter, etc.

Career Opportunities

Fixer, Industrial Machinery Mechanic, Industrial Mechanic, Loom Fixer, Machine Adjuster, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, Master Mechanic, Mechanic, Overhauler, and many more.

Prerequisites include:

State issued photo ID

Students must be at least 18 years old


Minimum placement TABE score of 7.0 on math and reading assessments


This course is approved for:

Sallie Mae Loans


Dothan BMT Contact

Location:  Grimsley Hall, Dothan Campus

Office Hours
Mon – Thur: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30 am – 2:00pm

The Basic Maintenance Technician Course is an Alabama Office of Apprenticeship Certified Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Program completers can attempt up to 5 Prior Learning Assessment’s (PLA’s) and get credit for up to 5 credit-based courses within the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic apprenticeship in Applied Engineering Technology at Wallace Community College. The costs of the PLA’s are embedded in the program tuition.