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Apprenticeship

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

Interested in a career in skilled trades? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes, and install or service street lights, intercom systems or electrical control systems.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify or repair mechanical instruments. You may also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout and machining procedures.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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Assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings or fixtures of heating, water or drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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Lay out, assemble, install and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, or related hydraulic or pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling and or industrial production or processing systems.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

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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

Convenience

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.  

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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.

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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.

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Technology

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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