Occupational Studies

Jackson College offers an Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Studies designed specifically for students who have completed an apprenticeship program and received a certificate of completion from the U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. It is designed to help those whose career would be enhanced by completion of a college degree.

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Jackson College Offers the following program options:

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Completion of apprenticeship required; job paths will vary due to nature of degree.

Job Opportunities

Apprenticeship occupations accepted are carpenter, cement mason, structural draftsman, machine builder, machine repair and maintenance, millwright, wood model maker, mold maker (plaster and die cast), operating engineer, plumber, pipe fitter, tool and die maker.


Salaries will vary. Machinist, $18.99 per hour; Carpenter, $19.20 per hour; Plumber, $23.62 per hour

Career Outlook

In general, skilled trades and middle skill careers are in demand today.