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HACC closely examines the job and industry needs of our community and develops educational pathways that meet those needs. In apprenticeship programs, students work and take classes one or two nights a week at HACC. The skills they gain at the worksite, paired with the technical training they receive through HACC, allows them to “earn as they learn.” Many apprenticeships not only prepare students for the workforce, but provide credits that can be applied to other degree programs.

The EMT apprenticeship is designed with on-the-job training concurrent with in-class instruction in all aspects of emergency medical care that an EMT is permitted to provide throughout Pennsylvania. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of EMT certification exams for both Pennsylvania certification and national certification.


What can I do as an EMT in the workforce?

Upon completion of training, workers earn multiple nationally recognized emergency medical services (EMS) credentials that places the EMT apprentice in the top, qualifying position for workforce entry and advancement in the EMS field.


Annual Salary Estimate


What are HACC’s classes like?

EMT apprentices will complete 379 hours of in-class sessions and approximately 2,000 hours of paid, on-the-job training. The duration of the program is 60 weeks.


Where are classes held?

In-class training is held at the Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.


Where can I register?

This is a restricted program for employees of local EMS agencies.

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The hospitality industry is traditionally one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and a place where many workers find a rewarding career. HACC’s hospitality apprenticeship is designed to provide individuals with necessary skills for advancement in the hospitality industry.


What can I do with hospitality in the workforce?

Upon successful completion of the hospitality apprenticeship, apprentices earn multiple nationally recognized credentials that will showcase them as qualified and experienced. They may pursue positions as hotel associates, hotel managers or reservation specialists.


Annual Salary Estimate


What are HACC’s classes like?

The program is a combination of on-the-job and classroom training.

Apprentices will learn about:

  • All components of the hotel industry
  • Computer literacy
  • Conflict resolution
  • Customer service and teamwork


Where are classes held?

Classes can be held at multiple HACC campuses and/or in a virtual setting.

Where can I register?

Apprentices are sent to this apprenticeship through their employer.

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Industrial Manufacturing Technicians (IMTs) operate and maintain production equipment, work with manufacturing related tools and perform work processes related to a wide variety of manufacturing settings. Apprentices will learn to set up, operate, monitor and control production equipment. They will also help improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements.

In order to obtain well-rounded training and qualify as a skilled worker in the occupation, the apprentice shall have experience and training in several areas and shall demonstrate competency.


What can I do as an industrial manufacturing technician in the workforce?

As a graduate of our classes, you can pursue positions in the industrial manufacturing sector, including:

  • Assembler
  • Assembly technician
  • Manufacturing specialist
  • Manufacturing technician
  • Mixer
  • Production specialist
  • Production technician

You are most likely to succeed if you:

  • Are careful and safety-conscious
  • Can make positive suggestions
  • Can work well with others
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic
  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment


Annual Salary Estimates
Assembler: $34,000
Assembly technician: $34,000
Manufacturing specialist: $45,000
Manufacturing technician: $45,000
Production specialist: $34,000
Mixer: $34,000
Production technician: 36,000


What are HACC’s classes like?

This is a blended learning program that includes classroom discussions, on-line learning modules and on-the-job-training assignments for a total learning experience of 3,000 hours, generally scheduled over an 18-month period. Classes are taught by certified and authorized instructors.

Certifications included:

  • Certified Production Technician (CPT)
  • First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30 General Industry


Where are classes held?

Manufacturing and production programs are offered as blended classes with online and classroom/lab content. Classes are available at all HACC campuses and employer locations.


Where can I register?

Apprentices are sent to this apprenticeship through their employer.

For more information:

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Are you interested in machining products and taking your skills to the next level? Do you want to learn more about advanced precision machining and computer numerical control (CNC) technologies to make tools, dies and molds? Our tool and die maker apprenticeship is a great place to get started.


What can I do as a tool and die maker in the workforce?

As an apprentice, you can pursue a career as a tool maker, mold maker, die maker or tool designer.


Annual Salary Estimate


What are HACC’s classes like?

HACC’s tool and die maker apprenticeship covers:

  • CNC operation and programming
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerances
  • Industrial prints and schematics
  • Precision measurement and metrology
  • Traditional machining

Each course is 144 hours, scheduled as 18 spring semester classes and 18 fall semester classes.


Where are classes held?

Tool and die maker courses are held at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus and sponsoring employer locations.

Where can I register?

Apprentices are sent to this apprenticeship through their employer.

For more information:

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HACC Apprenticeship Request Form (to be completed by employer)

Required fields

By filling out the following form, you will provide us with the necessary information to help design and craft your apprenticeship program’s related instruction.

*Sponsor name:  
*Sponsor email:  
*Phone number:  
*Apprenticeship target position/job description:  
Apprenticeship learning outcomes/competencies:  
Number of apprentices:  
Desired credential(s):

 Certificate of Completion: 
A certificate that verifies that a student successfully completed a course/program but may not provide industry credential. 
An award to show a student has specific skills or knowledge in an occupation, industry, or technology as defined by a certifying body. 
 Academic Credit:
An academic credit is recognized by passing a specific course within a degree program or by completing a course that is deemed transferrable to a degree program after specific objectives and/or outcomes are completed. 
 Academic Credential:
An academic credential is awarded by accredited educational institution based on the student’s completion of a specified program of study and may contain a certificate, diploma or degree.

Start date:  
Scheduling preferences for classes:
On-the-job training hours tracking administrator  
Annual apprentice pay increase or scale:  
Selecting internal candidates or recruiting
Requesting related instruction curriculum
Requesting required on-the-job training hours, tasks and duties


“I went through the program. Five weeks after graduating I got a great CNC machine operator position, and three years later I’m still here.”

– Former Student, Machining Technology Program