Registered Apprenticeship Programs

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A registered apprenticeship is a proven workforce development opportunity designed to meet the challenges that many of today's employers are facing. It is an opportunity for workers to obtain work experience, related instruction such as classroom or organizational courses, and a nationally recognized credential all while earning a paycheck. 

Apprentice wages will progressively increase with the completion of hours and competencies.

NDSCS Registered Apprenticeship Programs

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NDSCS Registered Apprenticeship Programs
Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) apprentice will learn the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found in an ambulance.

Apprenticeship Details

The EMT program is one year consisting of 2,000 hours of on-the-job learning (OJL) and a minimum of 144 hours of related technical instruction (RTI). There are two enrollment periods: one in the spring and one in the fall.

OJL includes but is not limited to:

  • Learning and demonstrating transportation protocol for medical emergencies
  • Assessing medical emergencies
  • Administering patient care

RTI includes but is not limited to:

  • Triage
  • Legal aspects of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Cardiovascular system: medical problems and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Nervous system: seizures and neurological assessment

Selection Process

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will participate in a screening process through SkillsND at NDSCS where they will be interviewed and take an aptitude test. From there, applicants will be interviewed by EMT leadership at Sanford Health.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Pass a drug test
  • There is a physical requirement performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program with or without reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others: occasionally Lift-Carry and/or Push-Pull over 100lbs, Frequently over 50lbs, Constantly over 20lbs.
  • The following aptitude test(s) will be administered. All applicants must submit results of the ACT or Accuplacer test. ACT minimum requirements are Reading Score 14 and English Score 12. Accuplacer test scores must be at least 256 for the reading portion and 255 for the math portion.
Construction Equipment Mechanic

The Construction Equipment Mechanic will learn how to operate a variety of tools and equipment to assemble and disassemble product.

Apprenticeship Details

The Construction Equipment Mechanic program is three years consisting of 6,000 hours of on-the-job learning (OJL) and a minimum of 432 hours of related technical instruction (RTI). The program can be entered into at any time.

OJL includes but is not limited to:

  • Equipment, tool, and machinery operation and maintenance
  • Transmission and final drive disassembly
  • Properly applying paint and anti-rust as determined by work instructions

RTI includes but is not limited to:

  • Professional development (soft skills)
  • Industrial rigging principles and practices
  • Power transfer systems
  • Braking systems

Selection Process

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will participate in a screening process through SkillsND at NDSCS where they will be interviewed and take an aptitude test. From there, applicants will be interviewed by CAT REMAN.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Pass a drug test
  • There is a physical requirement performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program with or without reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others: occasionally Lift-Carry and/or Push-Pull over 100lbs, Frequently over 50lbs, Constantly over 20lbs.

Getting Started

Students Interested in a Registered Apprenticeship

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will participate in a screening process through SkillsND at NDSCS where they will be interviewed and take an aptitude test. Click the button below to begin the screening process.

Apprenticeship Interest Form

Employers Interested in a Registered Apprenticeship

Registered Apprenticeship Programs help employers develop highly skilled employees. These programs can also greatly reduce turnover rates, recruiting and onboarding costs all while increasing satisfaction, productivity, safety and loyalty. Click the button below if you are interested in developing an apprenticeship program for your company.

Employer Interest Form

Contact Us

Contact ApprenticeshipND to get started on exploring an apprenticeship strategy for your business or to get registered for one of our Registered Apprenticeships.