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Apprenticeship Studies

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Master a trade and become a journey-worker through a Federally-approved Registered Apprenticeship program. Earn competitive pay and college credit at the same time, alongside a dedicated worksite mentor. It’s college, but with minimal debt! 

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What is Apprenticeship studies?

Apprenticeship Studies is for ambitious people of all ages who want to earn a salary while they learn, gaining real skills and knowledge. Apprenticeships are a combination of on-the-job training and related coursework in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Apprenticeship programs can be sponsored by individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations. 

BCTC offers an Associate Degree in Apprenticeship Studies, which is designed to complement specialized study in a national or state-approved apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship Training Programs can include almost all industries. 

Earn credit for your apprenticeship and finish your degree now!

A student who has completed a national or state approved apprenticeship program may be awarded forty-two (42) semester credit hours upon completion of twelve (12) college credit hours from Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

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.

It’s possible to start as early as High School!

Take Dual Credit classes as a Youth Apprentices. Earn college credit, high school credit, and paychecks all at the same time.

What are my career choices?

There is a growing list of opportunities in apprenticeship. 

"94% of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship program retain employment, with an average annual salary of $70,000." - U.S. Department of Labor

What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?

The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

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.

Program Contact

Tatyana Gause

Apprenticeship Project Coordinator

(859) 246-6230

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