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Pre-Apprenticeship

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

Be on your way to an apprenticeship with the pre-apprenticeship track. With this program, you'll get the core courses you need to move on to an apprenticeship program. 

Interested? Great! Let us know how we can help you reach your career goals. 


Earning Potential

With your pre-apprenticeship, you can start working and continue your education toward an apprenticeship. Demand is growing in most apprenticeship positions. Within the next 10 years, it is expected that in some fields job growth will increase by about 2%.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $30,900 a year.


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About Delta's Program

With a skilled trades pre-apprenticeship certificate, you can demonstrate to a potential employer your knowledge, interest and skills to enter an apprenticeship or take an entry-level apprenticeship test. 

Contact Skilled Trades for more information at 989-686-9476 or skilledtrades@delta.edu

Agricultural Maintenance
Agricultural Maintenance - Advanced Certificate
Program Code: CTA. 35895

Delivers core skill sets to students to enter into an apprenticeship or take entry level apprenticeship test. Demonstrates to potential employer that student has shown knowledge, interest, and skills to apply for a position as a tradesman.

Core Courses
Course Credits Course Title  
AUTO 106 4 Electrical/Electronic Systems Level 1  
MIT 118 2 Safety Practices and Procedures  
SKDR 101 3 Blueprint Reading  
SKET 106 3 Applied Electricity I  
SKMT 220 3 Hydraulics and Pneumatics I  
SKMT 222 3 Hydraulics and Pneumatics II  
SKMT 151 3 Power Transmission  
SKWL 103 3 Introduction to Plasma, Carbon Arc, and Fuel Gas Cutting  
SKWL 104 3 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding  


27 Total credits

Notes

1 - CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the core courses a math competency of MATH LEVEL 3 is required for this certificate and may be achieved by testing into MATH LEVEL 3 on the Assessment Test or successful completion of SKMA 096. A reading competency of READING LEVEL 2 or higher is required for this certificate and may be achieved by testing into READING LEVEL 2 or higher on the Assessment Test or successful completion of RDG 093W or any higher level ENG course. RDG 093W and SKMA 096 credits are not applied towards the total credits required for this certificate.

Construction
Construction - Certificate of Achievement
Program Code: CTZ. 35896

Delivers core skill sets to students to enter into an apprenticeship or take entry level apprenticeship test. Demonstrates to potential employer that student has shown knowledge, interest, and skills to apply for a position as a tradesman.

Core Courses
Course Credits Course Title  
RC 104 3 Construction Lab  
SKCT 102 3 Building Materials  
SKCT 111 3 Construction Print Interpretation  
SKCT 114 4 Framing Square  
SKWL 103 3 Introduction to Plasma, Carbon Arc, and Fuel Gas Cutting  


16 Total credits

Notes

1 - CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the core courses a math competency of MATH LEVEL 3is required for this certificate and may be achieved by testing into MATH LEVEL 3 on the Assessment Test or successful completion of SKMA 096. A reading competency of READING LEVEL 2 or higher is required for this certificate and may be achieved by testing into READING LEVEL 2 or higher on the Assessment Test or successful completion of ENG 093 or any higher level ENG course. ENG 093 and SKMA 096 credits are not applied towards the total credits required for this certificate.

Electrical
Electrical - Advanced Certificate 
Program Code: CTA. 35894

Delivers core skill sets to students to enter into an apprenticeship or take entry level apprenticeship test. Demonstrates to potential employer that student has shown knowledge, interest, and skills to apply for a position as a tradesman.

Core Courses
Course Credits Course Title  
ENG --- 3 Any Approved College Composition I Course  
SKEL 103 2 OSHA Safety and Michigan Electrical Laws  
SKET 100 2 Electrical Calculations  
SKET 110 2 DC Circuits  
SKET 120 2 AC Circuits  
SKET 130 3 Conventional Controls  
SKET 132 3 Power Distribution  
SKET 134 2 Transformers  
SKET 136 2 Grounding  
SKET 210 4 Introduction to Electronics  


25 Total credits

Mechanical
Mechanical - Advanced Certificate 
Program Code: CTA. 35894

Delivers core skill sets to students to enter into an apprenticeship or take entry level apprenticeship test. Demonstrates to potential employer that student has shown knowledge, interest, and skills to apply for a position as a tradesman.

Core Courses
Course Credits Course Title  
SKCN 162 4 Computer Numerical Control Theory  
SKDR 101 3 Blueprint Reading  
SKDR 111 3 Drawing II  
SKMT 101 3 Hydraulics and Pneumatics I  
SKMT 111 3 Metals  
SKTR 181W 4 Machine Tools I  
SKWL 103 3 Introduction to Plasma, Carbon Arc, and Fuel Gas Cutting  


23 Total credits

Notes

1 - CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the core courses a math competency of MATH LEVEL 4 is required for this certificate and may be achieved by testing into MATH LEVEL 4 on the Assessment Test or successful completion of SKMA 096 and/or SKMA 097. A reading competency of READING LEVEL 2 or higher is required for this certificate and may be achieved by testing into READING LEVEL 2 or higher on the Assessment Test or successful completion of RDG 093 or any higher level ENG course. RDG 093 and SKMA 096 and SKMA 097 credits are not applied towards the total credits required for this certificate.

Program costs

Program costs for apprenticeship programs vary by trade. Visit Gainful Employment to see individual disclosures that include estimated costs. Program costs are subject to change at any time. Students will receive final costs at the time of course registration each semester.

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