RCC's registered apprenticeship programs offer students the opportunity to work in their field while pursuing their education. These programs are designed to create a path for students to increase their knowledge through a coordinated partnership of on-the-job training and academic instruction, with structured wage increases as the apprentice gain mastery of key skills. Not only are students able to start their careers while they pursue an education, all tuition costs are also waived for courses in the program!


RCC’s Automotive Technician and Mechanic Apprenticeship Program trains students in the following areas:  Automotive Electrical and Electronics Specialist, Automotive Engine Performance Specialist, Automotive Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Specialist, Automotive Powertrain Specialist and Automotive Undercar Specialist.  Apprentices must have completed at least one semester in the RCC automotive program and demonstrate a readiness to excel in the workplace. 

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RCC offers Cyber Security and IT Support Registered Apprenticeship Certificates while studying in the following areas: Information Security and Cyber Defense Certificate, Cyber Defense  Associate Degree, and IT Systems Support and Sales. 

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The purpose of the two-year Culinary Apprenticeship Program is to further the education and training of men and women for careers in culinary arts, food preparation, and related industries. Apprentices must have completed a culinary arts program or worked for two years in a professional kitchen to qualify for the program.

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RCC offers an Early Childhood Educator Apprenticeship program with certificates in Teacher, Master Teacher, and Site Supervisor occupations.

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Apprenticeship for Employers and Industry Partners

Whether you are looking for new employees to drive your business forward or provide meaningful opportunities for your current employees to grow, RCC’s Apprenticeship program provides employers with a path to develop a highly-skilled workforce. RCC works closely with each employer to design programs that meet their needs and connects them with qualified apprenticeship candidates.

To get started as an employer partner, email john.wilson@rcc.edu for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Apprentices have their tuition waived while they are in the Apprenticeship Program.

Contact John Wilson, Interim Apprenticeship Director. John.wilson@rcc.edu

The Apprenticeship Programs last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the program and pathway you choose.

You will earn a State Apprenticeship Certificate upon completing the Apprenticeship Program. If the program at your school offers a degree in the program you choose you may work towards that degree while you are in the program.

Wages vary and are determined by the employer that you interview with and are hired by. Each employer has a wage scale for each position that they offer.