Now accepting applications for the 2023 cohort of the MMWS Program which will kick
off in August 2023! Interested students should complete the short MMWS Program Application.
Interested in applying for the program but have questions? Complete the MMWS Program Request for Info Form, or email Rae Ellen Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current MMWS students who need assistance should contact their advisor, Carole James, via email at email@example.com or by clicking here to book an appointment with Carole.
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. 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 academic and on-the-job training and work experience
- Potentially zero student-loan debt
- Opportunity for full-time employment with a sponsoring employer
- Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Electronic Engineering Technology
- Logistics Engineering Technology
Additional Eligibility Requirements:
- Must show “College Readiness” through ACT/SAT scores, high school transcript, placement testing, or prior college transcripts
- Must be legally able to work in the United States
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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