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Applied Technology & Apprenticeship, AAS



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The Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Department offers programs and courses that provide education and training for apprentices, craftsmen, technicians, and others who are seeking a career in a highly skilled area. Specializations are available in numerous industrial and construction trades and skilled professions. Applied Technology students might be currently employed or seeking means to career entry or upgrade. Cooperation with industry keeps programs relevant to job skills required in a competitive market. Students as well as employers are served through the many Applied Technology courses that can lead to certificates and associate degrees. Applied Technology courses begin with AT (e.g., ATWD indicates a course in Applied Technology-Welding).

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Degree & Certificate Requirements  
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Suggested sequence (may be modified to meet your needs):


Credit Hours Required: 62


Core Courses


Degree concentrations in:

  • Building Construction Technology
  • Maintenance Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology

Apprenticeship, Employee‑in‑Training, or Certificate and general education requirements must be completed to earn this degree. Contact the Applied Technology & Apprenticeship Department for details.

General Education Courses


Elective Courses


  • Electives - If required to meet minimum degree requirements (credit hours vary by program)

Applied Technology and Apprenticeship - Additional Program Information


Program Options
Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Associate of Applied Science

Applied Technology & Apprenticeship

62 Degree concentration in Building Construction Technology, Maintenance Technology, or Manufacturing Technology will be consistent with area of specialty.
Certificate of Completion  Apprenticeship Employee-In-Training Varies by Program Apprenticeship and employee-in-training programs require the student to be sponsored by an employer. See requirements and specific information below.
Certificate     See areas of specialty Varies by Program Available for students not sponsored by an employer.

 

Contact Information
Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
  Applied Technology & Apprenticeship 586.445.7438 apprenticeship@macomb.edu South Campus

Program Description:

The Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Department offers programs and courses that provide education and training for apprentices, craftsmen, technicians, and others who are seeking a career in a highly skilled area. Specializations are available in numerous industrial and construction trades and skilled professions. Applied Technology students might be currently employed or seeking means to career entry or upgrade. Cooperation with industry keeps programs relevant to job skills required in a competitive market. Students as well as employers are served through the many Applied Technology courses that can lead to certificates and associate degrees. Applied Technology courses begin with AT (e.g., ATWD indicates a course in Applied Technology-Welding).

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Adhere to industrial safety protocol in the workplace.

2. Utilize reference material, standard parts catalogs, codes, and other appropriate information sources, to complete work projects.

3. Select materials and tools to create work projects.

4. Apply math concepts to work projects.

5. Communicate in written and oral form, utilizing terminology common to the industry.

6. Demonstrate trouble shooting skills.

 

Building Construction

1. Demonstrate the technical knowledge and applied skills essential for employment in the building construction field.

2. Interpret blueprints associate with building construction work.

3. Set up, operate and troubleshoot tools and machinery used in the building construction field.

 

Maintenance

1. Demonstrate the technical knowledge and applied skills essential for employment in the maintenance field.

2. Interpret blueprints and schematics associated with maintenance work.

3. Set up, operate and troubleshoot tools and machinery used in the maintenance field.

 

Manufacturing

1. Demonstrate the technical knowledge and applied skills essential for employment in the manufacturing field.

2. Interpret blueprints and assess the integrity of manufactured parts.

3. Set up, operate and troubleshoot tools and machinery used in the manufacturing field.

Requirements & Specific Information:

Three classifications of certificate programs are available through the Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Department: Apprenticeship, Employee-In-Training, and General Certificate. All the programs are built on requirements of business and industry and designed to prepare for, remain in, or advance in a skilled career position. Credit hour, contact hour, and work requirements vary by program. Contact the Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Department for specific details. Programs currently available include those in the chart on the following page.

❱ Apprenticeship Programs:

Apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job training with theoretical and practical classroom and lab instruction to prepare highly skilled workers for industry. Individual employers as well as joint apprenticeship committees set employment standards, register apprenticeship programs with the Department of Labor, and employ apprentices in their respective trades. Upon completion of an apprenticeship program, the apprentice is awarded a Department of Labor certificate and a Macomb Community College Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship, signifying that he or she is a skilled craftsman or tradesman. Please note that Macomb Community College does not select candidates for apprenticeship programs or offer placement service to apprentices.

❱ Employee-in-Training Programs:

Employee-in-training programs also combine on-the-job training with theoretical and practical classroom and lab instruction to prepare highly skilled workers for industry, but are solely regulated by the individual employer. Employee-in-training programs often follow or are based off the same educational plans as apprenticeship programs, but offer the employer a greater degree of flexibility in terms of course selections and specifications of on-the-job training. Upon completion of an employee-in-training program, the employee is awarded a Macomb Community College Certificate of Completion signifying that he or she is skilled in the particular craft or trade designated by the employer. Please note that Macomb Community College does not select candidates for employee-in-training programs or offer placement services to employees-in-training.

❱ General Certificate Programs:

For those students who desire to enter a skilled profession but do not have an employer sponsor, the Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Department offers general certificate programs. General certificate programs are available in the same skilled areas and follow the same educational plans as apprenticeship programs. General certificate programs combine theoretical and practical classroom and lab instruction to designed to prepare students for entry-level positions within industry, but do not include an integrated on-the-job training component.

Areas of Specialty: Apprenticeship, Employee-in-Training & General Certificate

Carpenter Millwright
CAM (Computer-Aided-Manufacturing) Technologist Mold Maker-Plastic and/or Die Cast
CNC Machinist Plastic Process Technician
Electric Vehicle Development Technology Plumbing & Pipefitting
Electrical-Construction Maintenance Robotics (includes FANUC certification)
Electrical-Industrial Maintenance Stationary Steam Technician
Fluid Power Technology Sheet Metal Model Maker
Machine Repair Tool and Die Maker
Maintenance Mechanic-Building Welding-Basic
Maintenance Mechanic-Industrial  Welding-Advanced

The Apprentice Coordinator advises and approves the related training courses that apprentices and employees-in-training must take during their training programs to ensure compliance with professional and technical standards for the individual trade and company. The Apprentice Coordinator also provides educational guidance for students following general certificate programs. For further information, call the Apprentice Coordinator at 586.445.7438.

❱ Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements (Minimum 62 credit hours).

An Associate of Applied Science degree consistent with the area of specialty (Building Construction Technology, Maintenance Technology, or Manufacturing Technology) is offered to those completing an apprenticeship, employee-in-training, or general certificate program. The completion of the Macomb Community College General Education component is required. Electives may also be necessary, depending on the number of credit hours included in the certificate program, in order to reach the minimum of 62 credit hours required to earn the degree.

Readiness Certificates:

Readiness certificates deliver foundational skill sets to students who are interested in entering an apprenticeship or other employer-sponsored industrial training programs. The successful completion of this certificate indicates to prospective employer sponsors that completers have the aptitude necessary to undertake the rigors of such a training program, and will also help candidates prepare for a potential program entrance exam. Readiness certificates can also be used toward many additional Applied Technology general certificate programs and associate programs.

Industrial Readiness Apprenticeship Readiness Industrial Pathways.

Career Opportunities:

Transfer Pathways:


Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.

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