Students must be employed and sponsored by their employer and a training agreement must be set up between the employer, the employee and the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, and MCC. MCC coordinates the training plan and provides related instruction. Each semester usually includes one to three courses of apprenticeship-related instruction. A competency examination or official transcripts may result in a waiver of a required course. The employer establishes entrance requirements in accordance with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training standards. Continuation in the job training program depends on employment status and achievement levels. Upon completion of all coursework and on-the-job training, apprentices may be eligible for Journeyman status.
This sample schedule of related instruction is for apprentice tool-and-die makers. The actual requirements may vary with the training agreement. Instruction for machinists, electricians, mold-and-die makers and welders is also available.
Current Journeyman status, verified by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, is awarded 29 credits toward the Skilled Trades Associate Degree. Students interested in receiving an associate degree should see a counselor/advisor.