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Apprenticeship Studies

Apprenticeship Studies

Master a trade through the time-honored system of apprenticeship. We offer government and state-approved programs in Electrical, Plumbing, and Welding.

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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.

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.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Length of Program

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Please consult WKCTC's general admission requirements.

More Information

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.

Field Licensure Requirements

Students are required to have earned a registered apprenticeship certification from US Department of Labor in their respective field of work.

Western Kentucky Apprenticeships

Western Kentucky Apprenticeships
Apprenticeship Program Location
Paducah Electricians JATC Electrician McCracken County
Plumbers and Steamfitters L.U.
184 JAC
Pipe Fitter
 McCracken County
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
McCracken County
Paducah Painters Union Local #50 Painter McCracken County

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Program Contact

Stephanie Milliken

Apprenticeship Studies

Program Coordinator

(270) 534-3394


Admission Contact

(270) 534-3435