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Apprenticeship

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

If you're interested in the trades, an apprenticeship is for you. At Delta, we work with area companies to make sure you have the knowledge and training so you could jump right into a great job when you've completed the program. 

The following certificate programs are typical trade-related instruction programs that Delta College offers. If you have questions about a particular trade, or how the program could work for you, contact us. Most of the time, each student's program is catered to their individual needs and career goals. Let's start yours.

Skilled Trades in Industrial Maintenance
  • Electrician
  • Pipefitter
  • Plumber-Pipefitter
  • Stationary Boiler
Skilled Trades in Machine Repair and Mechanics
  • Machine Builder
  • Machine Repair
  • Mechatronics 
  • Millwright
Skilled Trades in Precision Production
  • Jobbing Molder
  • Pattern Maker
  • Tinsmith
  • Tool-Die Maker
  • Tool Hardener

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. There are many different careers that can be pursued in the skilled trades. The fields below are a sampling. Visit Career Coach to search all careers. 

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.

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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.

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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Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of construction or extraction workers.

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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Plan, lay out and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings.

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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About Delta's Program

The skilled trades apprenticeship and skilled trades certificate programs are designed with industry leaders to provide the best outcomes. Classes are usually held in the evening.

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 three 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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TECHNOLOGY 

Michigan

With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.

Associate’s salary

An associate’s degree earns you 35% more income on average.


Related Programs

Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs: