** Tuesday & Thursday classes start September 21st. 2023
Automotive Technician (years 1-2)
The Automotive Technician Apprenticeship program is designed to prepare students for work in the automotive industry. Students receive both classroom and hands-on instruction in Sussex Tech’s automotive shop. Students can attain industry specific certifications (ASE Certs) as they progress through the program. Job placement services are available.
Carpentry (years 1-4)
The Carpentry Apprenticeship program will offer students the foundational skills and technical instruction to successfully build a career in carpentry. Instruction will include residential construction, planning and estimating, framing and foundation, blueprint reading, and other related skills to supplement on-the-job training.
CDL-A Certification Training
The Sussex Tech Adult Education CDL-A Certification Training prepares students to earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class A License, enabling them to drive all classes of commercial vehicles. The program is offered on a part-time evening basis, allowing participants to work and train at the same time. The program includes classroom instruction, focused on preparing participants for the written exam, yard training, consisting of truck inspection and on-site driving in a controlled environment, and supervised over-the-road driving.
Electrical (years 1-4)
The Electrical Apprenticeship program prepares students to install residential and commercial electrical systems, wiring and other electrical components such as circuit breakers, generators, switches and light fixtures, to follow blueprints, to understand the National Electrical Codes and is the approved formal pathway to electrical licensing. Job placement services, and licensing navigation assistance are available.
Electrical Service Technician (years 1-3)
The Electrical Service Technician (EST) Apprenticeship program prepares students to work with low-voltage applications in both residential and commercial settings. EST’s install and maintain the various security, fire, telecommunications, and audio/video systems. Accelerated coursework and job placement services are available.
Heavy Equipment Operator (1-3 Years)
The Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) program prepares students to work on construction building jobs, infrastructure projects (roads, bridges, and ports, otherwise called non-building construction), and in mining and timber operations. Furthermore, students will learn the necessary skills for projects that require moving and transporting heavy materials, or that demand any kind of earthmoving. Job placement services are available.
HVAC (years 1-4)
The HVAC-R Apprenticeship program is designed to develop career ready technicians. Coursework includes HVAC and refrigeration theory, practices, and the latest industry technology. The program prepares students to install, maintain, and repair many different types of HVAC and refrigeration systems in residential and commercial environments. Job placement services and licensing navigation assistance are available.
Millwright (1-4 Years)
This comprehensive, four-level, Millwright Registered Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to become proficient in the installation, alignment, maintenance, and repair of machinery and mechanical systems. The program combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training to prepare students for a successful career in millwrighting. Job placement services are available.
Plumbing (years 1-4)
The Plumbing Apprenticeship program offers technical instruction to successfully build a career in the plumbing industry. Course content encompases plumbing theory, practices, and applications to industry. The program prepares students to install, maintain, and repair the many different types of plumbing systems in residential and commercial environments. Job placement services and licensing navigation assistance are available.
Welding (years 1-4)
The Welding Apprenticeship program provides instruction for the various welding technologies, processes, and metals. The program prepares students for careers in the building, and fabricating of metal structures by performing welding, cutting, and designing processes. Job placement services are available.
Individuals who complete the apprenticeship program, which consists of two-four years of related training and 4,000-8,000 hours of on-the-job training, are eligible to apply for a Journeyperson credential through the Delaware Department of Labor.
Wilmington University is offering college credit to students earning their Journeyperson credential through Delaware’s Registered Apprenticeship programs.
Sussex Tech Adult Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request for individuals with Disabilities.