Earn credit for your apprenticeship and finish your degree now!
Admission to the Apprenticeship Studies program requires students to meet the minimum requirements for enrollment. Students must complete 12 credit hours at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and have completed the national or state apprenticeship program before being awarded up to 42 additional* credit hours toward the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Apprenticeship Studies.
*Apprenticeship credit requirement can be met by a combination of apprenticeship credit (APS 201: 20-40 credit hours) and other technical courses as approved by the program coordinator.
Documentation of completion of a national or state approved program must be submitted when applying for the degree.
Please consult ECTC's general admission requirements.
What are my career choices?
Commonly approved Apprenticeship Training Programs can include the following occupations: Automotive Mechanic, Ironworker, Sheet Metal Worker, Bricklayer, Machinist, Software Engineer, Carpenter, Maintenance Mechanic, Sprinkler Fitter, Die Designer, Millwright, Tool and Die Maker, Electrician, Plumber, Utility Lineman, Gas Dispatcher, Plumber/Pipe Fitter, Web-Offset Press Technician, HVAC Installer/Services, and Pressman.
What classes do I have to take?
The degree requires five general education classes and a few technical electives along with APS 201 Apprenticeship Credit. The number of technical courses is dependent upon how much credit is awarded for APS 201. The total number of credit hours is 60 to 64 for the program.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfers
ECTC has numerous partnerships with 4-year universities. If you are interested in a transfer pathway in this field, check out our partnering university pathways. Find more information on transferring from ECTC.
Field Licensure Requirements
Students are required to have earned a registered apprenticeship certification from US Department of Labor in their respective field of work.
Where do I start?
Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or other exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.
Length of Program
You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.