Apprenticeship Programs

BMCC students in an apprenticeship program have the advantage of classroom and lab experiences with our highly qualified BMCC faculty, plus on-the-job training in the company where they work when they are not taking classes. This on-the-job training program enables students to earn a salary while they learn the skills needed for a specific career. Upon successful degree completion, apprentices will be hired in full-time positions by the employer.

Apprenticeships vs. Internships

Both internships and apprenticeships are meant to help students or entry level professionals gain expertise in an industry. An apprenticeship is a paid, on-the-job-training opportunity for someone to learn the skills needed for a career while working towards professional qualifications. Apprenticeship programs focus on teaching specific skills needed to become a full-time employee, whereas internships are generally short-term, temporary opportunities to gain experience.

Benefits offered through apprenticeships

  • Earn national credentials and BMCC certificate or degree
  • Zero debt on graduation
  • Guaranteed employment
  • Industry-aligned education
  • Higher wages and career advancement


  • At least 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must meet academic requirements for admission to BMCC.
  • Some jobs may require a driver’s license.

Please note: Not all of our employers are located in New York. Program courses are subject to change and may be offered virtually, in-person or in a hybrid (both) format.