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?

Visit the CAP website to learn about your next steps!

Adult Apprenticeships

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 ProgramOccupationCompany Partner
AutomotiveAutomotive Mechanic*Chapel Hill Tire
AutomotiveAutomotive Mechanic*Cox Toyota
AutomotiveAutomotive Mechanic*Cox Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
AutomotiveAutomotive Mechanic*Garden Automotive
Computer-Aided DraftingCAD EngineerMachine Specialties
Electrical SystemsElectrical Technician*Managed Generator Services
Heating & AirHeating & Air Conditioning Installer*Barber Heating & Air
Heating & AirHeating & Air Conditioning Installer*Brady Services
HorticultureAgricultural Service Worker*Nature Select
HorticultureGreenskeeper*Bartlett Tree Experts
HorticultureGreenskeeper*Homewood Nursery
HorticultureGreenskeeper*New Garden
HorticultureGreenskeeper*Site One
HorticultureLandscape Technician*The Budd Group
Industrial SystemsAssembly TechnicianMachine Specialties
Industrial SystemsBuilding Maintenance/Facilities Worker*ECI/RegO Products
Industrial SystemsElectrical and Electronic Equipment Assembler*Brooks Manufacturing Solutions Inc
Industrial SystemsProcess TechnicianMachine Specialties
Information TechnologyIT SupportMachine Specialties
MachiningCNC Operator and ProgrammerAKG of America
MachiningMachine Operator I*ECI/RegO Products
MachiningCNC MachinistMachine Specialties
MachiningMetrologistMachine Specialties
MachiningTool & Die MakerMachine Specialties
MachiningCNC Machine OperatorMachine Specialties
Mechanical EngineeringMechanical EngineerMachine Specialties
Mechanical EngineeringMechanical Engineering Technician*P&S Machining and Fabrication
MechatronicsElectronics TechnicianABB
MechatronicsMechatronics TechnicianAKG of America
MechatronicsMechatronics TechnicianECI/RegO Products
MechatronicsMaintenance MechanicElevate Textiles
MechatronicsMaintenance MechanicMachine Specialties
MechatronicsMechanicFairystone Fabrics
MechatronicsMechanicFlynt Amtex
MechatronicsElectro-Mechanical TechnicianGlen Raven
MechatronicsMechatronics TechnicianGlen Raven
MechatronicsMechatronics TechnicianGKN Driveline
MechatronicsMechatronics TechnicianIndulor
MechatronicsMechatronics TechnicianMachine Specialties
MechatronicsMechatronics TechnicianPrecision Concepts
MechatronicsQuality TechnicianPrecision Concepts
MechatronicsProcess TechnicianPrecision Concepts
MechatronicsMechatronics TechnicianSandvik Coromant
MechatronicsMechatronics TechnicianShawmut Corporation
WeldingCombination Welder*AKG of America
WeldingWelding TechnicianMachine 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.

Upcoming Opportunities


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.
Program overview:

  • 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.

ACC Logo Horticulture Technology DepartmentFor 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 Workforcestudent working with machinery

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.


Contact Information
Bettina Akukwe | Apprenticeship Coord | 336-532-5034

Bettina Akukwe
Workforce Programs/Apprenticeship Coordinator
Office T-151