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Eligibility and the Application Process

Eligibility and the Application Process

The AMT Work Sponsorship Program program couples the multi-disciplinary technical foundation provided in BridgeValley's Associate of Applied Science Degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology with real-world paid work experience with a leading manufacturer. BridgeValley's manufacturing business partners select AMT students to sponsor and provide them with part-time work at their manufacturing facilities while the students obtain their AMT degrees. Manufacturers that are currently sponsoring students include:

  • Appalachian Power Company, Mountaineer Power Plant, Letart, West Virginia
  • Kanawha Scales and Systems, Poca, West Virginia
  • Niterra North American, Sissonville, West Virginia (formerly NGK Sparkplugs)
  • Nucor Steel West Virginia, Apple Grove, West Virginia
  • Service Wire, Culloden, West Virginia
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia, Buffalo, West Virginia

New AMT Work Sponsorships begin in August every year and continue through five consecutive BridgeValley terms: Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Spring. Students that successfully complete the AMT Work Sponsorship and receive their AAS AMT Degree are eligible for full-time employment with their sponsoring manufacturer.

To be eligible for an AMT Work Sponsorship with one of BridgeValley's manufacturing business partners, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years old by first day of work sponsorship (1 week before start of class)
  • Be illegal-drug-free and committed to remaining illegal-drug-free.
  • Must meet prerequisites for English 101E and College Algebra (MATH 125) by work/study sponsorship application close (March 1st).
    • Placement test scores must be submitted to BridgeValley that meet the following minimum requirements:
        ACT Accuplacer SAT Course
      Classic Next Gen Prior to
      March 2016
      March 2016
      MATH-125 Math 19 Elementary
      76 QAS 263 Math 460 Math 510 Grade of C in
      ENGL-101E Reading 15 Reading
      60 Reading 237 Clinical
      440 Evidence-
      440 Grade of C in
      English 16 Sentence
      66 Writing 237 Writing 430
    • If the student has already achieved credit for an equivalent course or an equivalent of the course's prerequisite at an accredited college with a grade of C or better, they must request that their college transcript showing the equivalent course be sent to BridgeValley.
    • If the student does not have ACT, Accuplacer, or SAT placement exam scores or their scores do not meet the above minimum requirements, they may take the Accuplacer exam at either of BridgeValley's two locations (Montgomery and South Charleston). For more information, see Accuplacer Testing Policies and Exam Scheduling. Minimum placement test scores must be achieved and submitted to BridgeValley.
  • Submit Transcripts or Test Scores, showing you meet all eligibility requirements to: [email protected].
  • Submit the BridgeValley Application for Admissions.
  • Submit the AMT Work Sponsorship Application.