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The Applied Technology Department offers programs and courses that provide education and training for apprentices, craftsmen, technicians, and others. 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.

Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship combines 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 and employ apprentices in their respective trades. Upon completion of a program, the apprentice is awarded a Department of Labor certificate and a Macomb Community College Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship, signifying that he/she is a skilled craftsman or tradesman. Please note that Macomb Community College does not select candidates for apprenticeship or offer placement service to apprentices. Employee-in-training (EIT) programs (non-apprentice) are also available.

The Apprenticeship Coordinators advise and approve the related training courses that apprentices must take during their training programs to ensure compliance with apprenticeship standards for the individual trade and company. For further information, call the Apprenticeship Coordinators at 586.445.7438.

Certificate Requirements

Three classifications of certificates are available in the Applied Technology programs: apprenticeship, EIT, and a 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, contact hour, and work requirements vary by program. Contact the Applied Technology and Apprenticeship office for specific details. Programs currently available include those in the list below.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements (Minimum 62 Semester Hrs)

An Associate of Applied Science degree is offered for those completing an apprenticeship, EIT, or certificate program and the Macomb Community College Arts and Sciences requirements, which include a minimum of 62 credit hours.

Students choosing an Associate of Applied Science degree must take:

  • Apprenticeship, EIT, or certificate program

    Degree concentration in Manufacturing Technology, Maintenance Technology, or Building Construction Technology is determined by program specialty

Semester hrs vary by program
  • Arts and Sciences Component

    See Degree and Certificates section of catalog for Group requirements

Minimum semester hrs 18
  • Elective Courses
Semester hrs vary by program

Building Construction Apprenticeships
  • Bricklayer - Mason
  • Carpenter
  •  Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Manufacturing Apprenticeships
  • Die Design
  • Die Maker
  • Die Sinker
  • Draftsman - Design
  • Machine Builder - Tool Maker
  • Machinist
  • Metal Model Maker
  • Metal Pattern Maker
  • Mold Designer
  • Mold Designer - Plastic & Diecast
  • Sheet Metal - Fabricating
  • Sheet Metal - Structural Fabricating
  • Tool Maker
  • Tool & Die Maker
  • Tool Maker - Jig & Fixture
  • Wood Model - Patternmaker
Maintenance Apprenticeships
  • Electrical - Construction Maintenance
  • Electrical - Industrial Maintenance
  • Electrical - Machine Tool
  • Electrical - Mechanical Repair
  • Garage Mechanic - Automotive
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Industrial Hydraulics
  • Industrial Lift Truck Mechanic
  • Machine Repair
  • Maintenance Mechanic - Building
  • Maintenance Mechanic - Industrial
  • Maintenance - Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Maintenance - Welding
  • Millwright
  • Plastic Process Technician
  • Plumber/Pipefitter
  • Plumber
  • Water Plant Operator
  • Welder
  • Welder - Industrial Maintenance
Special Programs
  • Employee in Training - EIT (non-apprentice)
Certificate Programs (non-apprentice)
  • Building Construction
  • CAM Technologist
  • CNC Machinist
  • Drafting & Mechanical Design
  • Electrical Construction Maintenance
  • Electrical Industrial Maintenance
  • Hydraulics - Industrial
  • Machine Repair
  • Maintenance Mechanic - Building
  • Millwright
  • Model/Pattern Making
  • Mold Maker - Plastic
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration Operator
  • Sheet Metal Fabricating
  • Stationary Steam Engineer
  • Tool & Die Making
  • Welding - Construction
  • Welding - Manufacturing & Maintenance
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