Now recruiting for the 2021 cohort of the MMWS Program! Interested students should
complete the Request for Information Form.
Current student participants of the MMWS Program needing assistance of any kind should email Program Coordinator of Advising, Rob Rennich, at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule time with him at calendly.com/rrennich.
To view date and time options, simply click the event you are interested in below:
Looking to learn more about a certain major, opportunities in career fields, and college support resources? A Program Spotlight is right for you! Each session will provide an overview of the Columbus State admissions process and highlight a specific academic program or student service each week. Wednesday evening sessions are specifically tailored for adult students and their schedules.
Each one-hour Program Spotlight will include:
- Columbus State Overview
- Review of the program or resource
- Careers within the field
- ROI: Earnings potential with this degree
- Market demand
- How to apply for admissions
- Q&A session
|Date||Time||Register to Attend|
|Tuesday, April 20, 2021||12:00-1:00 p.m.||Click Here to Register|
|Tuesday, April 21, 2021||6:00-7:00 p.m.||Click Here to Register|
View all upcoming spotlight events at www.cscc.edu/admissions/events/program-spotlights.shtml
Attending a Pre-Orientation Workshop is mandatory for new MMWS program participants and is where they will schedule their Autumn 2021 semester courses in preparation for the July Orientation. Additionally, this session will provide attendees with a strong knowledge base for starting in the program, one-on-one advising time with your program advisor, and an opportunity to meet the small group of your peers that are also in the MMWS program.
Please don't delay registering as attending a Pre-Orientation Workshop is mandatory for continuation in the MMWS program and each session is limited to only 10 students.
|Every Wednesday | 10:00 a.m.-Noon
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|Every Thursday | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Select the date of your choice
|Wednesday, May 5, 2021||Thursday, April 22, 2021|
|Wednesday, May 19, 2021||Thursday, May 13, 2021|
|Wednesday, June 2, 2021||Thursday, May 27, 2021|
|Wednesday, June 16, 2021||Thursday, June 10, 2021|
|Wednesday, June 30, 2021||Thursday, June 24, 2021|
|Wednesday, July 14, 2021||Thursday, July 8, 2021|
Missed one of our recent events or simply wish to watch again? View recordings below from our most recent events!
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Original Event Date: October 19, 2020
Manufacturers have become modernization hubs – embracing sophisticated technology to improve efficiency and production, including software, automation, and robotics. The Modern Manufacturing Work-Study Program (MMWS) at Columbus State allows students to dive into a challenging advanced manufacturing career while receiving the education needed to build their resume and make you highly marketable to manufacturers across the state. The MMWS program combines classroom and lab-learning with the opportunity for a paid work-study position at a local industry partner. Work-study participants receive an average of $18, helping them graduate debt-free.
This career path offers an opportunity to play an important role in producing the goods we all rely on, from cars and medical devices to consumer products and aerospace parts, while earning an average annual salary of $50,000-$60,000.
- An Associate in Applied Science in Engineering Technology
- Approximately 1,800 hours of on-the-job training and work experience
- Potentially zero student-loan debt
- Opportunity for full-time employment with a sponsoring employer
- Electronic Engineering Technology
- Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Logistics Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
Additional Eligibility Requirements:
- Must show “College Readiness” through ACT/SAT Scores, HS Transcript, Placement Testing, or prior college transcripts.
- Must be legally able to work in the United States
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. Once eligibility requirements have been met, students are able to apply for acceptance into the IT Flexible Apprenticeship where they will be eligible to participate in interviews facilitated by Columbus State for positions with industry employers.
Program Participant Testimonials
Anton Dela Fuente
Anton’s path into engineering began in high school studying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through Project Lead the Way. His credits transferred directly toward his Electro-Mechanical Engineering degree. Upon graduation, Honda offered Anton a full-time position as a robotics technician. He has also gone on to pursue his bachelor's degree.Anton's Story
As a kid, Erica was always fascinated with figuring out how things worked, so Electro-Mechanical Engineering was a great fit. After completing the Modern Manufacturing Work-Study program, Erica graduated debt-free with her Associate of Applied Science and landed a full-time job as a Maintenance Technician I at partner company Stanley Electric.Erica's Story
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