MCCC Apprenticeships

Summer 2023

Special summer course for students interested in experiential learning and how to pursue apprenticeship opportunities. This course introduces the student to the scope and tasks required for a successful career in the professional trades. The course will cover basics such as taking accurate measurements in the field, math calculations, tool safety and usage and exposure to typical construction site conditions. This course is designed to emphasize basic trade skills and provide exposure to multiple construction trades pathways: pipefitting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, labor, insulator and operator.

APPR 296-01
Special Topics Pre-Apprenticeship Basics
runs from 5/9/2023-7/13/2023
T/TH from 6-8:25pm
Lecture and Lab for 2 college credits
Room T161 & 163


Registered Apprenticeships are innovative work-based learning and post-secondary earn-and- learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies) Office of Apprenticeship. 

All apprenticeship programs begin with a sponsoring company who will employ the apprentice, establish the Related Training Instruction (RTI) and provide on-the-job training hours required for the program. At Monroe County Community College, in partnership with sponsoring employers, one can enroll in classes for the RTI classroom training requirement. Upon completion of the RTI curriculum, credit course work can be applied towards a certificate or degree from MCCC.

Monroe County Community College’s Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division Office will be able to assist in establishing sequence of trade-related courses for the employer to customize training in a number of skilled trades programs. 

The length of a Registered Apprenticeship depends on the complexity of the occupation and the type of program (Time-based, Competency-based, or Hybrid). Apprenticeship programs range from 1-6 years, but the majority of programs are four years in length. During the program, the apprentice receives both structured, on-the-job training (OJT) and job-related education. For each year of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will receive normally 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and a recommended minimum of 144 hours of related classroom instruction.

After completion of a Registered Apprenticeship, the apprentice earns a “nationally recognized credential” from the Department of Labor that is portable and stackable.

Benefits of a Registered Apprenticeship Program 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
  • National industry certification upon graduation from a career training program and can take that certification anywhere in the United States
  • Credit towards an AAS degree for completion of apprenticeship program

Company-sponsored Registered Apprenticeships:

Axis Engineering -Machine Repair, Tool & Die 
City of Monroe -Electrician 
Flat Rock Metal -Machinist, Industrial Electrician 
Ford Dearborn -Millwright 
Ford Flat Rock -Electrician, Plumbing-Pipefitting, Welding, Truck Mechanic, Machine Repair
Ford Livonia -Welding 
Ford Rawsonville -Plumbing-Pipefitting 
Ford Woodhaven -Plumbing-Pipefitting, Welding, Electrician 
Ford Stamping -Tool & Die 
Ford Assembly-Plumbing-Pipefitting Gerdau -Millwright, Electrician
GM Battery Plant-MPS JAMA-Electrician 
MTS Burgess -Millwright
MTS Seating -Tool & Die
National Galvanizing -Maintenance Repair
Phoenix Mold & Engineering -Tool & Die
Premier lndustries -Machinist
TWB -Maintenance Technician
Wurtec -Machinist 



Apprenticeships Contact Information

Parmeshwar 'Peter' Coomar

Dean of Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division
Phone Icon 734-384-4209
Building / Office IconT-147

Kristina Henry

Experiential Learning Coordinator
Phone Icon (734) 384-4270
Building / Office IconT-135