Technology workers are in higher demand in Central Ohio than ever before. Ranked the number one city for tech workers by SmartAsset, Columbus is home to 14 Fortune 1000 headquarters and other major operations in the healthcare, defense, finance and retail industries, creating a strong ecosystem for IT talent.
Columbus State partners with major IT employers in the region to offer students the opportunity for paid apprenticeship positions in the industry as they complete a degree in:
* Additional Computer Science Majors Coming Soon
To be eligible for Apprenticeship positions, students must complete a brief series of eligibility requirements that include technical courses related to their chosen career pathway. Full-time students can complete these requirements in two semesters or less. After the eligibility requirements are completed, students are able to compete for Apprenticeships through an interview process facilitated by Columbus State. Year-long Junior Apprenticeship and Senior Apprenticeship positions are available for students at different points in their pathway.
Junior Apprentice vs. Senior Apprentice
Approximately 5 technical courses, can be completed in 2 semesters
Majority of technical courses in the AAS degree, students will be in their last 1 or 2 semesters
24-30 per week
24-40 per week
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The program is designed so that students can transition directly from a Junior Apprenticeship to a Senior Apprenticeship position with the same employer as they complete their academic requirements.
- Get paid to work in a position related to your chosen career as you attend school
- Learn in the classroom, in the lab, and on the job
- Prepare for immediate employment upon graduation
- Low tuition + Apprenticeship income = Less student debt!