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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.

At Monroe County Community College, in cooperation with companies/industries, one can enroll in his/her Related Training Instruction (RTI) classes towards their apprenticeship program as well apply credit course work towards a certificate or degree from MCCC, upon completion.

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 one (1) year to six (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 training can be available in the following areas:

      • Machinist/Machine Repair
      • Electrician
      • Tool and Die
      • Welder
      • Millwright

For more information on Apprentice Related Instruction at MCCC, Please Contact: Cameron Albring, ME.d, Administrative Assistant, and Apprentice Programming to the Dean of the Applied Science and Engineering Technology, Career Technology Center, T Building, Office 149, 734-384-4112, or by email at

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