Apprenticeships are different from other training programs in several ways:
- Industry Led – Apprenticeship programs are aligned with industry standards and approved by employer partners.
- Paid Job – Apprenticeships are jobs! Apprentices earn a competitive wage and receive regular pay increases as they progress through the program.
- On-the-Job Training – Apprentices are being trained by seasoned professionals and mentored by a designated coworker.
- Related Instruction – Apprentices receive instruction at Alamance Community College leading to a credential.
- Diversity – Apprenticeship programs are designed to reflect the communities in which they operate.
- Quality & Safety – Apprentices are afforded special worker protections while receiving training.
- Credentials – Apprentices earn a portable, nationally-recognized credential within their industry.
Alamance Community College is proud to offer apprenticeships for youth and adults in several areas.
Are you ready to learn advanced skills, jump into a stable career, and become a leader? Alamance Community College provides an avenue through the Career Accelerator Program for high school juniors and seniors to earn college credit tuition-free while getting paid to receive on-the-job training.
The Career Accelerator Program (CAP) is a partnership of ABSS, the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce, ACC, and local manufacturing-based companies.
Ready to get started?
Alamance Community College sponsors a number of apprenticeship programs for adults, and provides related instruction to companies’ apprenticeship programs. Please find a list of current apprenticeship programs and employer partners below:
|ACC Program||Occupation||Company Partner|
|Automotive||Automotive Mechanic*||Chapel Hill Tire|
|Automotive||Automotive Mechanic*||Cox Toyota|
|Automotive||Automotive Mechanic*||Cox Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram|
|Automotive||Automotive Mechanic*||Garden Automotive|
|Computer-Aided Drafting||CAD Engineer||Machine Specialties|
|Electrical Systems||Electrical Technician*||Managed Generator Services|
|Heating & Air||Heating & Air Conditioning Installer*||Barber Heating & Air|
|Heating & Air||Heating & Air Conditioning Installer*||Brady Services|
|Horticulture||Agricultural Service Worker*||Nature Select|
|Horticulture||Greenskeeper*||Bartlett Tree Experts|
|Horticulture||Landscape Technician*||The Budd Group|
|Industrial Systems||Assembly Technician||Machine Specialties|
|Industrial Systems||Building Maintenance/Facilities Worker*||ECI/RegO Products|
|Industrial Systems||Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assembler*||Brooks Manufacturing Solutions Inc|
|Industrial Systems||Process Technician||Machine Specialties|
|Information Technology||IT Support||Machine Specialties|
|Machining||CNC Operator and Programmer||AKG of America|
|Machining||Machine Operator I*||ECI/RegO Products|
|Machining||CNC Machinist||Machine Specialties|
|Machining||Tool & Die Maker||Machine Specialties|
|Machining||CNC Machine Operator||Machine Specialties|
|Mechanical Engineering||Mechanical Engineer||Machine Specialties|
|Mechanical Engineering||Mechanical Engineering Technician*||P&S Machining and Fabrication|
|Mechatronics||Mechatronics Technician||AKG of America|
|Mechatronics||Mechatronics Technician||ECI/RegO Products|
|Mechatronics||Maintenance Mechanic||Elevate Textiles|
|Mechatronics||Maintenance Mechanic||Machine Specialties|
|Mechatronics||Electro-Mechanical Technician||Glen Raven|
|Mechatronics||Mechatronics Technician||Glen Raven|
|Mechatronics||Mechatronics Technician||GKN Driveline|
|Mechatronics||Mechatronics Technician||Machine Specialties|
|Mechatronics||Mechatronics Technician||Precision Concepts|
|Mechatronics||Quality Technician||Precision Concepts|
|Mechatronics||Process Technician||Precision Concepts|
|Mechatronics||Mechatronics Technician||Sandvik Coromant|
|Mechatronics||Mechatronics Technician||Shawmut Corporation|
|Welding||Combination Welder*||AKG of America|
|Welding||Welding Technician||Machine Specialties|
*Apprenticeship program sponsored by ACC.
Alamance Community College also provides related instruction to the apprenticeship programs of the North Carolina Association of Electrical Contractors and the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina.
ACC’s pre-apprenticeships are a great way to explore different career options while receiving college credit.
As part of the Duke Energy/Piedmont Natural Gas Community College Apprenticeship Grant, ACC will be offering a five-week pre-apprenticeship from June 12 to July 14, 2023. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 am to 5 pm. Our AID pre-apprenticeship prepares adults for careers in manufacturing and the trades by providing 5 weeks of free, hands-on and classroom instruction that will equip them with trade-specific skills and certifications. If you are interested in finding the right career for you while earning credentials, this is the program for you.
- Classroom instruction, including communication skills, industry overview, financial wellbeing, employability skills, personal health, career preparation, and job exploration (will lead to college credit for PTE-111 Pathway to Employment)
- Hands-on experience in Machining, Welding, Heating & Air, Mechatronics/Industrial Systems, Computer-Aided Drafting, and Automotive
- Facility tours
You can register for the pre-apprenticeship here.
For the very first time, ACC will be offering a five-week pre-apprenticeship in Horticulture from June 12 to July 14, 2023. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 am to 5 pm. Just like the AID pre-apprenticeship, Horticulture pre-apprentices will receive a mixture of classroom instruction, hands-on experiences, and facility tours.
You can register for the pre-apprenticeship here.
Train Your Own Workforce
Join the group of employer partners already taking advantage of apprenticeship programs.
- Invest in employees and develop a relationship filled with loyalty, respect, and support
- Recruit and develop a highly skilled and diverse workforce
- Improve productivity
- Reduce turnover
- Demonstrate investment in the community
According to the US Department of Labor, 93% of apprentices who completed an apprenticeship retain employment.
Apprenticeships are designed to meet the needs of employers. You are welcome to look into the programs we are offering and become an employer partner. If you cannot find a good fit, we are more than happy to work with you on a customized solution.
There are funding opportunities available for most industry sectors.
Workforce Programs/Apprenticeship Coordinator