Interested in applying for the program but have questions? Complete the MMWS Program
Request for Information Form below, or email Jack Spiller, our Career Educator for
Manufacturing. You can email jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to schedule an appointment.
Current MMWS students who need assistance should contact their advisor, Carole James, via email at email@example.com or schedule an appointment.
Attend a Short 30 Minute Info Session
Want to learn more about the MMWS Program? Attend one of the upcoming info sessions by selecting a date and time of your choosing below:
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 resumes and make them 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.
The MMWS Program requires a separate program application and has eligibility criteria separate of that required for entrance into Columbus State Community College. These apprenticeship positions generally pay between $20./hr to $30./hr. and 85% of our student apprentices are offered full-time employment with their apprenticeship employers upon graduation.
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.
This advanced earn and learn program is designed to be a two-year program with a once-a-year Autumn start date. Program Applications must be received by October 1 each year. Students must have a MINIMUM of 24 credit hours or 4 semesters left to complete their engineering technology degree program in order to participate and be able to work a MINIMUM of 6 months in their apprenticeship while attending CSCC.
- An Associate in Applied Science in Engineering Technology
- Approximately 1,800 hours of academic and on-the-job training and work experience
- Potentially zero student-loan debt
- Opportunity for full-time employment with a sponsoring employer
- Apply to Columbus State Community College.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Applicants must have a high school transcript, GED or college transcript on file with the College Records and Registration Office. PLEASE NOTE: Students must be 18 years of age or older by the first day of the semester to be eligible for this program.
- High School students who desire to apply prior to achieving their diploma may apply contingent upon achieving and formally submitting their official high school transcripts to the College Office of Records and Registration 30 days prior to the semester accepted to start date.
- New Students MUST be “College Ready” in Math, English, and Reading, to be eligible
for admission into the MMWS program.
Minimum Scores ACT Score CSCC Placement Scores SAT Score GED High School GPA (must be from within last 10 years) MATH 20 30 510
3.0 ENGLISH 18 5 480 165 3.0 READING 22 22 480 165 3.0
- **If below 165, take the ALEKS Math Placement Test
- Eligible to work in the United States
- Current Students must have a minimum of 24 credit hours or 4 semesters left to complete their eligible degree program. Students are expected to take a minimum of 6 credit hrs/semester until they graduate. If you are a part-time student you may be moved to a later program year.
- Current Students or New Students with a prior degree must meet with a BET Advisor once your items from #2 above are received. You can schedule an appointment with BET Advising HERE or drop into AQ-116 during open advising hours which you can find HERE.
- New Students coming directly from High School should complete a New Student Program.
- The MMWS application deadline is October 1 of each calendar year. The MMWS Program is a two-year grant-funded program with a once per year Autumn start.
- Still not sure if you want to be a part of this very challenging program and have more questions, complete the MMWS Program Request for Information Form or email Jack Spiller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you meet all of the above requirements and you have watched our program overview video and attended an MMWS information session and remain interested, please complete our MMWS Program Application.
Not sure if this field is right for you? Students currently enrolled in high school can explore this career field for free at a hands-on, technical summer camp. Learn more at www.cscc.edu/summercamps.
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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