Plant Maintenance Trades
Provides the related trades instructional classes for registered Department of Labor and other industrial apprentices involved in the maintenance of manufacturing systems. Apprentices in these skilled trade classifications take courses defined by their employer or joint apprentice committee. They also must complete on-the-job hours of work to qualify for a journey-person certification or the equivalent. Apprentice certificate educational programs are typically 38 credit hours or longer in duration. Apprentice or Journeymen students may also be eligible to apply credits earned in their trade's educational program toward the 60 credit hours required for the degree. Additional licensing test preparation is also available for specific trades such as the State of Michigan licensing for Electricians.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
Complete 15 credits from:
American Society, Events, Institutions and Cultures Outcome: Complete at least one course:
- ENG-235: American Literature Before 1900
- ENG-236: American Autobiography
- ENG-237: American Literature Since 1900
- CRJ-131: Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
- HIST-151: American History I
- HIST-152: American History II
- POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science
- SOC-131: Introduction to Sociology
- SSC-131: A Survey of the Social Sciences
Computer Literacy Outcome: Complete at least one course:
- ART-275: Advanced Projects
- BCA-140: Software Applications
- CIS-100: Introduction to Information Technology
- CIS-221: Instructional Technology for Elementary Teachers
- CIS-223: Instructional Technology for Secondary Teachers
- HCS-131: Computers in Health Care
- MFMT-103: Industrial Computer Application
- TAFD-115: Computer Applications for Skilled Trades
- CLT-100: Computer Literacy Test
Critical Thinking Outcome: Complete at least one non-activity based course numbered 100 or higher
Information Literacy and Written Communication Outcome: Take either English sequence:
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
*Apprenticeship programs vary in the number of credit hours required. The minimum number is 38. All program requirements must be met in order for an apprentice to qualify for a certificate. The credits acquired apply towards the Associate in Applied Science degree. Coursework is selected by the student based on his or her personal or career goals and the results of academic assessment tests, transcript evaluations, and career planning sessions with the TAE apprentice coordinator.
Complete as many electives and general education credits as necessary to meet the minimum number of credit hours to receive your associate degree.
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Lawrence Technological University
- Siena Heights University
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Wayne State University
- Industrial Electrician
- Industrial Machine Repair
- Maintenance Group Leader
- Maintenance Supervision
- Skilled Trade Supervision
- Tool Engineer
- Industrial Service Technician
- Product Design Technician
- Quality Control Technician