Apprenticeship

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Through apprenticeship at PCC, students may become a Limited Maintenance Electrician, Manufacturing Plant Electrician, Stationary Engineer, Millwright or Industrial Mechanic.  All apprenticeship classes are offered at the Swan Island Trade Center. Apprenticeship opportunities are as follows:

Limited Maintenance Electrician
This license allows the holder to repair, replace, and maintain electrical equipment of a type normally found in an industrial plant, commercial office building, or building owned and operated by the state, a local government entity or institution. Installation of new electrical equipment is not allowed.  LME’s usually work in one location or in a complex of buildings under one owner. Electrical work is limited to 600 volts and less. Examples of courses that LME’s take during their related training study are APR 103 – AC Motors and Transformers and APR 201 – Electrical Motor Controls.
Manufacturing Plant Electrician
This License allows the holder to perform electrical installations, or repair, replace, and maintain electrical wiring and electrical devices on, or in, an existing and operable manufacturing or industrial plant owned or used by the license holder’s employer. Manufacturing Plant Electricians usually work at one location and can work in voltages above 600 volts. MPE’s can advance to a Manufacturing Plant Electrician Supervisor’s License. Examples of courses that MPE’s take during their related training study are APR 126 – Electrical Systems Installations per NEC and APR 221 Advanced AC Circuitry.
Stationary Engineer
The Stationary Engineer’s license allows the holder to perform specialized work in an industrial plant or fixed-site facility. Stationary Engineers hold a Limited Maintenance Electrician License. In addition to electrical equipment, Stationary Engineers repair, replace and maintain other types of industrial equipment specific to their worksite. Examples are boilers or commercial refrigeration. Examples of courses that SE’s take during their related training study are APR 204 - LME: Electrical Code/Level III and APR 133 – Refrigeration III.
Millwright
Under their Journey Card Millwrights repair, replace, maintain and install machinery in factories, such as conveyor systems, escalators, electrical turbines, overhead cranes, blast furnaces, and electrical generators. Millwrights carry out precision work in manufacturing and processing plants working indoors and outdoors with machine tools and precision instruments. This work requires a keen eye for a perfect fit, as Millwright’s work to specifications of a thousandth of an inch. They are required to weld, fabricate, and work with hydraulics and pneumatics. Millwrights may maintain the physical plant as well. This job is physically demanding. Examples of the courses Millwrights take during their related training study are APR 168 – Power Transmission Systems and APR 162 – Calculations for the Trades.
Industrial Mechanic
Under their Journey Card and their accompanying Limited Maintenance Electrical License, Industrial Mechanics repair, replace, maintain and install machinery and mechanical equipment, including electrical equipment and systems. Drive engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines are all examples. These workers dismantle machinery to repair or replace defective parts. Their tools include hoists, cranes, hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring devices. They test machinery and clean and lubricate parts to optimize performance. They work with pneumatics and hydraulics, and must know welding, metal fabrication, and rigging. This job is physically demanding. Examples of courses that Industrial Mechanics take during their related training study are APR 174 - Machining for Industrial Mechanics and APR 203 -  LME: Electrical Code II.

Degrees and Certificates

In this program you can earn the following:

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

  • Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies
  • Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship

Certificates of Completion

  • Limited Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies
  • Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies
  • Manual Trades Apprenticeship
  • Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship
  • Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship

What's Next?

  1. Meet with a Training and Apprenticeship Specialist. (Formal admission into the program is not required.)
  2. Apply for admission to PCC.

Course of Study

Apprenticeship Administration

Employment Prospects

Pay Program Fees

Improving the Trades

PCC’s Trades Programs provide hands-on training in addition to classroom lectures in such areas as Electricity for the Non-Electrician I & II, Electric Motor Controls, Adjustable Speed Drives, PLC courses including HMI training, Fiber Optics, OSHA Safety Training, NEC, and more.