Trade and Apprentice
About Our Program
Our goal is to provide related trades and instructional classes for registered Department of Labor and other industrial apprentices involved in transportation-based manufacturing technologies that benefit both the employer and the apprentice. Our apprentices are students who have identified to their existing employer that they want to increase their skill-set through classroom learning and on-the-job training.
Apprentices in these skilled trade classifications take courses identified by their employer or joint apprentice committee. We cover how to develop skills in the following areas of concentration: industrial, electrical, mechanical, robot maintenance, welding, and hydraulics. Coursework and laboratory experiences are provided to support skills in the self-directed work teams.
Apprentice certificate education programs typically have a minimum duration of 38 credit hours. Skills certification and on-the-job work hours are also required to qualify for the journey-person certification or its equivalent. Each major curriculum leads to a certificate of completion and verification to the apprentice’s employer that the required, related instruction is complete. A student must finish at least 576 contact hours of coursework in an approved curriculum to be eligible for a certificate.
Most students can complete a program of instruction in 3-4 years by attending 1-2 day or evening classes per week, although this varies by curriculum. Apprentice or journey-person students may also be eligible to apply credits earned in their respective trade's educational program toward the 60 credit hours required for a degree. The names of the major available curricula are listed below:
- Automotive/Truck Mechanic
- Die Maker
- Electrician/Commercial & Residential
- Industrial Truck Repair
- Machine Repair/Maintenance
- Machine Repair/Machinist
- MAT2® Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program
- Metal Model Maker
- Metal Pattern-maker
- Plumber/Pipe Fitter
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Tool & Die Maker
- Tool Maker
- Wood Pattern Maker
NOTE: Skilled upgrade courses and retraining courses may be customized to suit the requirements of individual corporate clients.
Trade and Apprentice Coordinator
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