Apprenticeship Program

Modern apprenticeships build a highly skilled and customized flow of talent, preparing workers who typically stay around for the long term.

Building upon the Career and Technical Education platform, it organizes classroom and work-based learning around knowledge and skills that specific occupations demand and offers deeper and more extensive on-the-job training.

For students, it creates a clear pathway to employment through a structured work-based learning program and builds interpersonal and technical skill sets through a sophisticated workplace experience.

LRSC has active apprenticeships in these programs:

  • Cyber Security Support Technician -Information Technology degree
  • Information Technology Support Technician -Information Technology degree
  • Information Technology Network Analyst -Information Technology degree
  • Electronics Technician-Simulation degree 
  • Electromechanical Technician-Technical Studies degree 
  • Nursing 


President’s Commission on Apprenticeships —Apprenticeship programs, when implemented effectively, provide workers with a career path featuring paid on-the-job training, skills development, and mentorship, while at the same time providing employers with a steady source of highly trained and productive workers. The LRSC Earn and Learn Apprenticeship Program works with both newcomers to the field or seasoned employees looking to upgrade and specialize in their skills.


The core of our curriculum is built on a broad foundation of industry-relevant concepts adapted for use in the courses to give students hands-on experience, allowing students to transition easily from class to work and back. The program and curriculum content are built with each industry partner in mind and align with the job skills. We train to meet your career goals!


The interactive coursework covers the analytical and technical skills necessary to monitor and respond to situations that arise. Our curriculum aligns with industry-standard certification-exam content, to prepare an individual to pass exams from industry leaders. At the end of the apprenticeship program, students gain both experience in the profession as well as an Associate of Applied Science Degree in their chosen field.


LRSC’s Apprenticeship Program is designed as a two- to three-year program in partnership with employers. Students are assigned a mentor at their employer to work with throughout the program. LRSC offers apprenticeship and mentor coaching as a distinct part of program management. The curriculum is delivered online or at the worksite which makes it convenient for individuals to Earn & Learn. Academic credit is offered for qualified certifications and experience. The required technical courses are front-loaded so apprentices can rapidly advance their knowledge, skills, and competency.

About the Apprenticeship Program
LRSC Quick Facts
Sample Apprentice/Employer Agreement

Apprenticeship programs currently open:

Information Technology (I.T.):
I.T. Dual Model | Fact Sheet
I.T. Curriculum

Simulation Technology (SIM):
SIM Dual Model | Fact Sheet

Electrical Assembler (Technical Studies):
Technical Studies Curriculum map

Apprenticeship programs opening soon:

Practical Nurse (LPN)
Precision Agriculture
Wind Energy 

Practical Nurse Apprentice: Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd

Location: New Rockford, ND 

Full Job Description 


RN Nurse Apprentice: Nelson County Health System

Location: McVille, ND

Full Job Description


LPN Inpatient: Sanford Health  

Location: Various Locations 

Full Job Description


RN Nurse Apprentice: Lutheran Sunset Home 

Location: Grafton, ND

Full Job Description


IT Support Technician Apprentice: North Dakota Core Technology Services (CTS)

Location: Grand Forks, ND


Open until filled. 

Full job summary:


Northrop Grumman Cable and Harness Technician:

Location: New Town, ND


Contact us

Students interested in becoming an apprentice, contact:

Melana Howe
Resource Development/Corporate Liaison
701-567-3093 |

Lloyd Halvorson
Vice President, Student & Academic Affairs
701-662-1681 |

Employers interested in becoming a partner of the Earn & Learn Apprenticeship Program, contact:

Melana Howe
Resource Development/Corporate Liaison
701-567-3093 |