The Advanced Maintenance Technician Co-op has specific admission requirements because of its limited placement positions. Students seeking admission to the AMT Co-op must submit separate applications for admission to Jackson State Community College and for admission to the program. Once the student has completed the JSCC application for admission, the AMT co-op application should be completed and submitted. The AMT application is available in two formats - either format will be accepted.
Deadline: April 15, 2020 extended to May 1, 2020
Online Application - (preferred)
The paper application is a fillable form that may be typed (preferred) or completed by hand. If the application is completed by hand please use black or blue ink and print clearly. If there are portions of the application that cannot be read the application will be considered incomplete.
The online application is to be fully completed. If a question is not answered, the student will not be able to submit the form. The applicant will be directed what to complete.
Applicants are expected to write an essay, as part of the application. The essay should explain the applicant's interest in working as an Advanced Maintenance Technician and one's ultimate goal in applying for a position in the AMT Co-op at JSCC. When using the online application process, the essay will be cut and paste.
- It should be typed double-spaced in a 12 point font.
- The essay should be 500 words.
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- Once the application is complete, attach the essay and a copy of the applicant's high school transcript before submitting it for review. The transcript will need to be a pdf for the online application.
- The transcript will be incomplete as it is due April 15, with the application.
- An official transcript will be required to be sent to JSCC, once one is available, before an applicant can be "officially" accepted to the AMT Co-op and JSCC.
- A copy of the ACT or SAT scores should also be attached to the application (pdf).
- Also not required, students are encouraged to attach letters of recommendation for employment in the manufacturing field.
A completed paper application along with attachments should be mailed or delivered to JSCC on or before April 15. A completed online application along with attachments should submitted by midnight of April 15.
**Attachments will include the essay, a copy of the current high school transcript, ACT/SAT Test scores (optional), and letters of recommendation (optional).
**If the student is delivering the application packet, it should be delivered by 4:30 on April 15, at the front desk of the McWherter Center for Advanced Technology, located at the corner of Dr. F.E. Wright Blvd. and North Parkway in Jackson, TN.
**If the packet is being mailed it must arrive by or be postmarked not later than April 15.
The mailing address is:Jackson State Community College
Attention: Engineering Systems Technology Program
2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38301
- A minimum of 19, 21 is preferred, ACT score on the Math subsection is required to apply, however college readiness in Math (19), English (18) and Reading (19) by the Fall Term will be required for admissions into the co-op. (This maybe achieved through improved ACT or SAT scores, successful completion of JSCC challenge exams, and/or completion of SAILS, a Bridge Program or completion of co-req labs by the Fall Term.)
- Complete and submit a JSCC Application for Admissions as well as the AMT Application.
- Write and submit a 500 word essay explaining your interest in working as an Advanced Maintenance Technician and your ultimate goal in applying for this educational co-op program.
- Prepare to be interviewed by panel of consortium members and JSCC faculty/staff.
- Ability to meet employment screening requirements that may include a drug screen, a physical exam, and a background check.
- Immediately: Prepare, register and take the ACT. You will need a minimum 19, 21 preferred, on the Math portion of the exam to apply, however college readiness in Math (19), English (18) and Reading (19) by Fall Term will be required for admissions into the co-op. (This maybe achieved through improved ACT or SAT scores, successful completion of JSCC challenge exams, and/or completion of SAILS, a Bridge Program or completion of co-req labs by the Fall Term.)
- Now: Submit completed application for admission to Jackson State Community College.
- Now: Complete and submit application(s) for financial aid (FAFSA, TN Promise, Scholarships, and Grants). Yes, applicants will still be eligible to receive any additional funding for which they are qualified to receive.
- January – April 15: Complete the AMT application:
- Meet with guidance counselor concerning necessary data for the AMT application.
- Complete the application.
- Write and attach the 500 word essay to the application.
- April 1 - 24: Interview selections.
- May 1 - May 8: Applicant interviews with consortium members and JSCC faculty/staff.
- May 11 - May 15: Program participant selections.
- May 15: Selection notifications.
- June/July: JSCC/AMT program orientation.
- June - August: Begin on-site work experience.
- August: First day of class.
A. Students meeting the application requirements will be asked to participate in one or more interviews.
- The interviews may be conducted on the phone, or in person.
- An individual should expect to be interviewed by a panel consisting of multiple consortium members and JSCC faculty and staff.
- The purpose of the interview is for consortium members to find the best match for their firm and to ensure the highest possible opportunity for success of the applicant.
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B. The final decision for employment placement will be made by the hiring committee. An applicant's preference WILL NOT be considered when making the final selections.
C. Selected applicants will be expected to be college ready in the areas of Math (19), English (18) and Reading (19) by the beginning of the Fall Term to be permitted to participate in the co-operative experience. (This may be achieved through improved ACT or SAT scores, successful completion of JSCC challenge exams, and/or completion of SAILS, a Bridge Program or completion of co-req labs by the Fall Term.)
D. Selected applicants will be admitted as co-op students, may be hired through a temporary service once they have completed and passed the employment screenings which may include, but are not limited to:
- Drug Screening
- Physical Exam
- Background Check
- These screenings will be of no cost to the selected applicant.
E. Co-op students will be required to attend ALL orientations, safety meetings, and/or TEAM meetings scheduled by the consortium partner (employer) and JSCC.