We offer government and state-approved programs in Electrical, Plumbing, and Welding.
What is Apprenticeship Studies?
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 West Kentucky Community and Technical College. A list of Western Kentucky apprenticeships is at the bottom of this page.
The college does not take applications for entrance into the apprenticeship programs. A student that is entering this program will already have been accepted into a national or state approved apprenticeship program.
What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?
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.
How Do I Pay For This?
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Admission to the Apprenticeship Studies program requires students to meet the minimum requirements for enrollment.
- Students must complete 12 credit hours at West Kentucky Community and Technical College and have completed the national or state apprenticeship program before being awarded up to 42 credit hours toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Apprenticeship Studies.
- Documentation of completion of a national or state approved program must be submitted when applying for the degree.
- Students are required to have earned a registered apprenticeship certification from US Department of Labor in their respective field of work.
What Else Do I Need to Know?
Western Kentucky Apprenticeships
|Paducah Electricians JATC||Electrician||McCracken County|
|Plumbers and Steamfitters L.U.
|Paducah Ironworkers Local 782 JATF||Structural Steel Worker||McCracken County|
|Murray Electric Systems||Line Maintainer||Calloway County|
|Multi-Skills Training Services||Maintenance Mechanic||Calloway County|
|Hickman Electric Systems||Line Maintainer||Fulton|
|Story Electrical Services, Inc.||Electrician||McCracken County|
|Benton Electric System||Line Maintainer||McCracken County|
|Paducah Power System||Line Maintainer
|Paducah Painters Union Local #50||Painter||McCracken County|
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in as little as one semester with full-time status by taking fifteen (15) credit hours of general education, or over the course of two semesters with part-time status. The completion of twelve (12) credit hours must be met before any APS credit may be awarded. The general associate in applied science degree is typically earned within two years if a student maintains 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.