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Partners in Apprenticeship

These Skilled Trades degree programs are part of partnerships between area trades apprenticeship programs and Columbus State Community College.  Application to, and acceptance into, any of the apprenticeship programs is solely at the discretion of the registered apprenticeship sponsor and not Columbus State Community College.  These partnerships are primarily for the purpose of providing college level credit for apprenticeship classroom training and pathways to degree completion. 

These partnerships afford an apprentice a viable pathway to obtaining a college degree from Columbus State Community College.  Most apprentices will earn as much as half of a two year degree concurrent with their registered apprenticeship experience.  Once they have completed their apprenticeship, they will have 30 or fewer credit hours of General Education and Basic Related coursework remaining to complete their Associate Degree with Columbus State Community College.

What is Registered Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship Readiness Certificates

Another aspect of the our partnership with apprenticeships relates to our technical courses offered within our Facilities Maintenance, Welding, and HVAC programs.  There, individuals can focus on a specific trade skill such as Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Welding.  These courses are available as open enrollment courses allowing non-apprentice students an opportunity to both explore and/or prepare for a trade.  Because of our partnership with apprenticeships, we know what they are looking for in applicants to apprenticeship.  With that in mind, we have created several plans of study which can be completed in as little as two semesters.  While we are not able to promise of acceptance into apprenticeship, history has proven students who complete the prescribed coursework with high marks are being accepted into the apprenticeship positions.  Whereas without this qualifying coursework completed, applicants are often seen as unqualified and are not being accepted into these apprenticeships.  The apprenticeship programs are looking for individuals with proof of mechanical aptitude, math skills, acceptable grammar, a working knowledge of the trade, teachability, dependability, and an earnest desire to learn.  The courses which are part of the Apprenticeship Readiness plans of study give proof to all of the above.

The plans of study reserved for our apprenticeship partners are listed below.  Participation in these Apprenticeship programs is restricted to students currently enrolled in registered apprenticeship programs offered by our industry partner trades organizations.  These courses are not available for Open Enrollment, and are not accessible on the web, as are traditional Open Enrollment courses.

Apprentices in these programs combine their apprenticeship technical skills and coursework with General Education and Basic Related courses to earn an Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Science, and/or Certificates in Skilled Trades, Specific to their Skilled Trade.

Partnership majors currently available include: Electrician, Carpentry, Low Volt, Millwright, Operating Engineer, Plumbing, and Sheet Metal.  Majors forthcoming include Mechanical Environmental Service Technician.

For more information, refer to this website and/or contact the Apprenticeship Coordinator, JD White at (614) 287-5211, .


Apprenticeship Partners:

Electrical Trades Center of Central Ohio
   947 Goodale Blvd.
   Columbus, OH 43212
   Ph: (614) 463-5282
   3128-H East 17th Avenue
   Columbus, Ohio 43219
   Ph: (614) 473-1050
NOECA Northern Ohio IEC Electrician Apprenticeship
   8001 Brecksville Road
   Brecksville, OH 44141
   Ph: (440) 333-8025
Equipment Operators:
Ohio Operating Engineers - Apprenticeship & Training
   1184 Dublin Road
   Columbus, Ohio 43215
   Ph: (614) 486-5281
   653 McCorkle Blvd. Unit H
   Westerville, OH 43081
   Ph: (614) 315-6924
   Email: Frank Czako
Plumbers and Pipefitters - UA Local 189
   1250 Kinnear Rd.
   Columbus, OH 43212
   Ph: (614) 486-2912
TP Mechanical Apprenticeship Program
   1500 Kemper Meadow Drive
   Cincinnati, Ohio 45240
   Ph: (513) 851-8881
Sheet Metal:
Sheet Metal Workers - Local 24 - Columbus
   3035 Lamb Ave.
   Columbus, OH 43219
   Ph: (614) 471-8571
Sheet Metal Workers - Local 24 - South Point
   2029 County Rd. 1
   South Point, OH 45680
   Ph: (740) 377-9149
TP Mechanical Apprenticeship Program
   2030 Franklin Rd.
   Columbus, Ohio 43209
   Ph: (614)253-8556