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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology Apprenticeship Certificate

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Academic Program Code: 164

This program qualifies students for a US Department of Labor registered apprenticeship. Students desiring to complete an apprenticeship program will need to successfully complete  a minimum of 16 credit hours in CIS (Computer Information Systems) or a related area.  Students successfully completing the employer established work requirements and the GRCC coursework are eligible to receive an apprenticeship certificate from Grand Rapids Community College. Contact the IT Apprenticeship Coordinator in the GRCC CIS office for more information.

Note: U.S. Department of Labor Office Apprenticeships require a student to have standards for on-the-job training in addition to the education to be eligible to receive their DOL Registered Apprentice certificate.

Program Admissions Requirements

Employers select employees for apprenticeship.

Students must be high school graduates or have passed the high school equivalency GED (General Educational Development) Test or be in an approved Pre-apprentice program.

Students must successfully complete all Academic Foundational courses. This applies to students whose GPA and ACT or Accuplacer scores place them into Academic Foundational courses. Students with 12 or more college credits are still required to take Accuplacer Math, unless they have previously completed MA 098 or a higher level math course (or its equivalent) with a grade of “C” or Higher.

Financial Aid

This program is not approved for Federal Financial Aid.

Program Courses

Select credits as prescribed by the Information Technology Apprenticeship Coordinator.  Specific coursework is determined by the employer, the United States Department of Labor and the student. 

Total Credit Hours

16 (minimum)

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