UCPS Pre-Apprenticeship


    Develop technical skills for a successful career

    Get paid to go to college while in High School! - Learn the skills needed to get started on a great career track - Experience modern manufacturing first hand - Job shadowing with experienced technicians - Hands-on training to develop technical skills - Potential opportunity to be selected for Registered Apprenticeship Program 


    Program Overview

    • Student takes morning classes at High School while afternoon is split between classes at SPCC and working at Greiner Bio-One or other partner company.
    • Student is paid for approximately 20 hours per week which is a combination of training, attending classes and work.
    • Fall Classes at SPCC would begin in mid-August, 2019
    • Students receive High School Credit for their Community College Courses
    • Provides a potential opportunity to be selected for Registered Apprenticeship Program
    • Provides hands on training to develop technical skills.


    Program Qualifications

    • Rising High School Senior
    • Current GPA must be at least a 2.5. Student must have a minimum 2.8 GPA at Graduation to be considered for the Registered Apprenticeship Program.
    • Sufficient High School Credits to allow Community College courses in Senior schedule.
    • Be able to attend a 3–4 week summer program beginning around June 10, 2019.



    Coursework during the Pre-Apprenticeship Program will be designed to work with degree programs. Some of the course work may include:

    • Industry Safety
    • Print Reading
    • DC/AC Electricity
    • Hydraulics/Pneumatics
    • Introduction to PLC


    More Information

    • Completion of the Pre-Apprenticeship program allows students the opportunity to be selected into the Registered Apprenticeship program for Greiner Bio-One or other partner companies.
    • The Registered Apprenticeship Program is a Four Year, 8,000 hour program which allows candidates to graduate with an AAS technology degree from SPCC
    • It is a Dual Training system, go to school and work. The hours of work and education will vary from semester to semester; the employee will be paid 40 hours per week to include work time and education time.

    If you would like the Career Development Coordinator (CDC) at your school to contact you with more information, fill out the following form by clicking here. 


    An information meeting will be held during the Spring of 2019 at the SPCC Tyson Family Center for Technology (3509 Old Charlotte Hwy, Monroe, NC 28110)

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  • Important Dates

    • March 28 - Information Session at 6:30pm at 3509 Old Charlotte Hwy, Monroe, NC  28110 (SPCC Tyson Center)
    • April 30 - Application Deadline for students
    • May 6 - Selection of Participants 
    • May 14 - Deadline for student to meet with high school counselor and confirm
    • June 10 - Begin Summer Orientation
      • Monday - Thursday, 8am - 12noon at SPCC Tyson Center (3509 Old Charlotte Hwy, Monroe, NC  28110)
      • Friday, 8am - 12noon at Greiner Bio-One or other industry partner
    • June 28 - End of Summer Orientation
    • August 12 - Begin work - Meet with Chris Wallace at Greiner Bio-one, Time TBD
    • August 13 - Begin classes at SPCC
    • Weekly Schedule
      • Monday, Wednesday, Friday - at Greiner Bio-One or other industry partner
      • Tuesday, Thursday - class at South Piedmont Community College
Last Modified on October 18, 2019