Frequently Asked Questions
Harper currently offers apprenticeship programs for Industrial Maintenance, CNC Precision Machining, Electromechanical Technician, General Insurance, Supply Chain Management / Logistics, Graphic Arts Print Production, Sales & Retail Management, Banking & Finance, and Cyber Security. As companies approach Harper with their employment needs and the desire for apprentices, new apprenticeship programs can be created.
The Industrial Maintenance, Electromechanical Technician and CNC Machining apprenticeship programs last 3 years, with students attending college in the fall and spring semesters.
The General Insurance, Supply Chain Management / Logistics, Graphic Arts Print Production, Sales & Retail Management, and Banking & Finance apprenticeship programs last 2 years, with students attending college all three semesters (fall, spring, and summer).
The Cyber Security program is 1.5 years with students attending non-credit continuing education courses that lead to CompTIA certifications recognized in the industry.
The process of applying for the Harper Apprenticeship Program is easy: follow the steps in the green box on the Student Resources page. Visit Harper’s website and apply, take the necessary Harper placement tests (or submit transcripts for previous college credit in math and English), talk with an apprentice coach, create your resume and interview with available employers. Companies my have additional hiring steps.
Students must pass the placement tests for English and math for all programs.
No, the apprenticeship programs are open to all ages and backgrounds. Students can be career changers, veterans, unemployed, under-employed, or recent high school or GED graduates. Companies are also welcome to bring their own employees into the program to advance a valuable employee’s career path.
Contact the Office of the Apprenticeship at 847-925-6630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org