Associate Degree
Your DOL/OA Apprenticeship completion certificate is worth 32 college credits at OCC.  Send a notarized copy of the certificate and a copy of your drivers license (to Janene Erne, 2900 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326) with a request for 32 credit hours.  Journeymen cards without DOL certificates are worth 15 credit hours.   Continue your education at OCC and nine degrees in Industrial Technology.

Technological Sciences

Electrical Apprenticeship

OCC is a recognized site for state of Michigan electrical training.  Follow the procedures outlined below:

  • Fill out college application process (fill out application, take compass test and create an email)
  • Choose a class from this curriculum
  • You must take 3 classes per year.
  • Contact Janene Erne before you register (248.232.4394 or


  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration -IND.ACR.CT Installs, service and repair heating , ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and environmental control systems in residences and commercial establishments.
  • Die Design - IND.DID.CT Develops plans for manufacturing of stamping, forming, forging or extrusion press dies, according to blueprints of product.
  • Die Maker - IND.DIM.CT Lays out, fits and assembles castings and metal parts to make and repair stamping dies.
  • Direct Support Specialist - IND. .CT Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families.
  • Experimental Auto - IND.EXA.CT Repairs and overhauls automobiles, buses, trucks and other automotive vehicles.
  • Industrial Electrical - IND.IPE.CT Installs and repairs electrical systems, apparatus and components of industrial machinery and equipment.
  • IT Apprenticeship - IND. CT Perform customer services related to equipment and systems products by troubleshooting problems, resolving problems, interfacing with vendors for in-warranty returns, installing software and entering resolutions into the remedy problem-tracking database.
  • Machine Repair - IND.MAR.CT Repairs and maintains mechanical and hydraulic components of production machines and equipment.


  • Machinist - IND.MAC.CT Sets up and operates conventional, special-purpose, and computer numerical control (CNC) machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts.
  • Mechatronics - IND.MNT.CT Repairs and maintains, in accordance with operation manuals and manufactures specifications, industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.
  • Millwright - IND.MIL.CT Installs machinery and equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, and other drawings in industrial establishment.
  • Mold and Model Maker - IND.MMA.CT Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to make working models of metal or plastic objects.  Includes templates makers.
  • Pipefitters - IND.PIF.CT Lays out, assembles, installs and maintains fluid systems, pipes supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling and industrial production and processing systems.
  • State of Michigan Electrical - Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixture.  Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.  May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.
  • Wielder - IND.WEL.CT Welds metal components together to fabricate or repair products, such as machine parts, plant equipment, mobile homes, motors and generators, using brazing and a variety of arc and gas wielding equipment.


Contact Information

Janene Erne
Director of Technical Programs & Apprenticeships
Phone 248.232.4294