Skilled Trades

Skilled Trades

You're fascinated with how to create things and make them work. Find your calling with a career in the in-demand area of skilled trades.

Explore OCC's Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (EMIT) career pathways. Earn a degree or certificate in fields such as:

  • Automotive services
  • Construction management
  • Heating and cooling
  • Robotics

Gain practical experience as you earn a credential. Take the first step toward your next career today!

Skilled Trades Programs at Oakland Community College

There is a huge demand today for students entering the skilled trades, including welding, auto servicing and robotics. Learn the latest hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge to earn a good-paying skilled trades job. Start today by applying to OCC.

Automobile Programs

Computer Aided Design & Engineering Technology Programs

Construction Programs

Engineering Program

HVAC Program

Machine Tool Technology Programs

Robotics Program

Technological Sciences Program

Welding Programs

Special Courses

OCC Skilled Trades offers a broad variety of course options to support your chosen program, including Mechatronics, Electronics Technology, Electrical Trades and Industrial Skilled Trades.

You can earn college credit and make money while participating in the apprenticeship program at OCC. Gain skills and experience through both academic instruction and on-the-job learning (OJL).

Learn more about Apprenticeships.
Did you know?

2023 National Signing Day

High school seniors participated in  National Signing Day signing a “Letter of Intent” to pursue a degree or certificate in one of the College’s technical or public service programs beginning this Fall semester.

Skilled Trades open house

Engineering & Skilled Trades Open House

Were you able to join us at the 2023 Engineering & Skilled Trades Open House? Check out the photos from this fun, informative day. View event Photos.