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Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Get the required trade-related instruction you need to upgrade your skills in industrial trades and maintenance.

These programs are designs with industry leaders to provide the best outcomes, focuses on a combination of trade-related instruction and on-the-job experience essential in each field. Classes are usually held in the evening. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential to provide a complete program to train skilled trade personnel for the trades. Apprentice registration and scheduling are generally the responsibility of the Skilled Trades office. 

Earning Potential

Demand is growing in most apprenticeship positions. Within the next 10 years, it is expected that in some fields, demand will increase as much as 14%.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $54,800 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Electrician (Industrial)
  • Machinist
  • Plumber/Pipefitter
  • Tinsmith
  • Tool/Die Maker
  • Construction instructor working with students in class.
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About Delta's Program

As an apprentice, you may apply your related training toward an Associate's in Applied Science degree. Company apprenticeship programs are registered with the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Before beginning a skilled trades apprenticeship degree program, contact Skilled Trades at 989-686-9476. Keep in mind, Delta College does not issue journeyman's cards.

The following programs are representative of typical trade-related instruction programs that Delta College offers in conjunction with area employers. Employers, however, are not restricted to just these programs and many elect to modify our programs to meet their specific needs. Employers desiring more information on Delta's trade-related instruction programs you should contact Skilled Trades at 989-686-9476.

Skilled Trades Related Instruction Programs
  • Electrician (Industrial)
  • Jobbing Molder
  • Machine Builder
  • Machine Repair
  • Mechatronics 
  • Millwright
  • Pattern Maker
  • Pipefitter (Industrial Maintenance)
  • Plumber-Pipefitter
  • Stationary Boiler Engineering
  • Tinsmith
  • Tool-Die Maker
  • Tool Hardener

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


State-of-the-art technology

Technology is a big deal! 

We want to make sure our students know the latest techniques so, when you graduate, you can hit the ground running. Plus, we're nationally recognized for our technology innovations – for four years running.


Facts & Figures


Our students get the latest technology so they can graduate and be ready to hit the ground running.

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Delta is nationally recognized as one of America's leading community colleges.

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