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MCCC offers credit apprenticeship training for such trades in the manufacturing, welding, construction, electrician, machine repair, millwright, tool and die that meets the Related Training Instruction (RTI) requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services (OATELS) for registered apprenticeship programs.  Employers who have apprenticeship programs registered with the Office of Apprenticeship can send their apprentices to the Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division Office for an established sequence of trade-related courses for the employer to customize a training program.  All of these trade skills programs can be tailored to meet the need of individual companies. 

Apprentices learn the aspects of a highly skilled occupation through on-the-job training and related training instruction (RTI), while being sponsored by individual employers. There's a wide range of occupations available, from welder to electrician. Apprenticeships usually last 2 to 4 years with a minimum of 144 hours of related training required per year for most trades.

Generally, minimum qualifications for an apprenticeship include a high school diploma or GED, and the applicant must be at least 16 years of age.

Benefits of Apprenticeship include:

  • Paid employment during training with progressive wage increases
  • Opportunity to learn skills needed by employers throughout the industry
  • A more secure career and the ability to adapt to new job requirements
  • Credit towards an AAS degree for completion of apprenticeship program

Getting Started in Apprenticeship at MCCC:

  • Pursue an AAS Degree or Certificate of Completion once you have completed your apprenticeship program.
  • Educational pathways
    Although applied science and engineering technology programs are designed as career programs for entry into jobs after the completion of a certificate or associate degree, Monroe County Community College has transfer agreements with several universities. The University of Toledo, Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Lawrence Technological University, Michigan Technological University and Siena Heights University allow direct transfer of several of MCCC’s two-year applied science and engineering technology programs.
  • New Pathway to Apprenticeship & Construction Technology (PACT) Articulation Agreement with Detroit Carpentry Apprenticeship School.

For more information on Registered Apprenticeships, please visit

Apprenticeship Programs - PDF File

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Region 5 U.S. DOL OA Apprenticeship Training Representative (ATR)

Glossary of Terms - PDF File

50 Questions Commonly Asked About Apprenticeship - PDF file

Apprenticeship Occupations - PDF File

Apprentice Job Opportunities

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