Associate in Applied Science Degrees / Certificates / Restricted
TECHNICAL APPRENTECE / SKILLED TRADES (IND.AAS) (IND.CT)
Oakland Community College, in cooperation
with local industry, offers the required related
instruction classes for apprentices from area
industrial companies. Upon completion of a defined
curriculum, eligible students may apply for degrees
or certificates from OCC.
Apprentices are trained in occupations that
require a wide and diverse range of skills and
knowledge. Apprentices learn all the aspects of
a trade through day-by-day training on the job,
experience under proper supervision combined with
technical instruction. After successfully completing
their apprenticeships and learning the mechanics
of their trade, apprentices become journeypersons
and receive a completion certificate issued by the
U.S. Department of Labor.
The demand for highly skilled workers is
increasing more rapidly than the supply. Their
skills set craftworkers apart from other workers.
The careers are satisfying, rewarding and highly
Apprenticeable occupations can be found in such
areas as manufacturing, electronics, construction,
service and metal working. A large part of the
apprenticeable trades are in the manufacturing
and construction industries. New job standards are
regularly added by the U.S. Department of Labor
to reflect a changing business need.
For further information, see the Apprenticeship
Supplement Catalog available by contacting the
Apprentice Coordinator at the Auburn Hills Campus
Oakland Community College provides an
opportunity for technical students, including
apprentices, journeypersons and employees-intraining
to continue their education and earn an
Associate Degree in Applied Science.
These programs were designed with flexibility to
allow technical students the opportunity to enhance
their skills or to supplement their education with
courses to assist in their career development.
Individuals who have completed an approved
Oakland Community College Apprentice program
could use these programs to advance their
To aid companies in planning the sequence
of courses for their training program, there are
curricular outlines for the following trade areas:
This program has been designed to meet the particular needs of business and industry. Although offered by
Oakland Community College, this program is not available to the general public and, therefore, are restricted in use and application.
- Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (Industrial)
- Auto Truck & Trailer Repair
- Die Designer
- Die Maker
- Draftsman Designer
- Industrial Plant Electrician
- Mold Maker
- Pipe Fitter
- Stationary Engineer
- Tool and Die
- Tool Designer
- Tool Machinist - All Around
- Tool Maker Jig and Fixture
- Tool Maker
||Complete approved Oakland Community College Apprentice Program courses.
||Complete an approved program recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. A notarized copy of the original U.S. Department of Labor certificate is required
||Present verification of Journeyperson's status by a local union or sponsoring company
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
|General Education Requirement
|See General Education Distribution Requirements
|Necessary Electives to Total
NOTES: All incoming apprentices must register with the Apprenticeship Coordinator. See Apprenticeship Coordinator for program codes.