Occupational Support Programs

The Occupational Support Program helps students in state-approved occupational programs by providing extra support for a successful semester. 

How can we help?  We can help by providing services unique to your needs in areas such as …

Homework and test taking
Services for students with disabilities
Mental health care
Food assistance
Career Exploration
Emergency financial assistance
and more….

To qualify for the Occupational Support Program, students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in one of the state-approved occupational programs AND meet one or more of the below listed qualifications.

Program Name High Wage, Demands or Skill Non-Traditional
Accounting WDS M
Accounting Certificate WDS M
Construction Management Technology  WDS F
Construction Management Technology Certificate WDS F
Manufacturing Technology WDS F
Mechanical Design Technology WDS F
Mechanical Design Technology Certificate WDS F
Mechanical Engineering Technology WDS F
Metrology Technology Certificate WDS F
Nuclear Engineering Technology  WS F
Registered Nursing WDS M
Practical Nursing Certificate WDS M
PC Support Technician WS F
Respiratory Therapy WDS  
Welding Technology D F
Welding Technology Advanced Certificate D F
Welding TechnologY Basic Certificate D F


D = High Demand Criteria
Occupations having above the median annual openings (200) in the Statewide Long ­Term 2020-2030 projections. New data should be available July 2024. 

W = High Wage Criteria
Occupations paying at or above the median annual wage of $45,190 (OES 2021 ). New data should be available each March. 

S = High Skill Criteria
Using BLS table 5.4 (Education and training assignments by detailed occupation, 2021) any occupation with a post-secondary non-degree award was labeled high skill. Occupations below this level of education were also labeled high skill if they required at least long-term training or an apprenticeship. These education/training assignments are updated irregularly. 

Occupations for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of individuals employed in each field of work.

M = Nontraditional occupation for males

F = Nontraditional occupation for females

Students with physical, learning or psychological disabilities who are registered with MCCC’s Disability Services Office.

Nontraditional students enrolled in a program in which 25 percent or less of a gender is represented.

Single parents who are unmarried with a minor child or children, separated with a minor child or children, or single and pregnant.

Economically disadvantaged students who are receiving a federal Pell grant.

Out of Workforce students who have worked primarily in home (and are dependent on income of another family member but no longer supported by that income) or underemployed or underemployed with difficulty finding employment.

Students with limited English proficiency or English as a Second Language whose native language not English or reside in a home where another language is spoken 60 percent of the time.

Homeless students who have no permanent residence.

Students involved in foster care who are currently residing in or have aged out of the foster care system.

For more information, contact the Perkins Occupational Success Coordinator, Sheila Myers, at 734-384-4290 or by email at smyers2@monroeccc.edu.

The Occupational Support Program is funded through the Carl D. Perkins Grant.

Contact Information

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Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM