Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. A four year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Participant must be an employee of Mazella Lifting Technologies

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Inspect, evaluate, and report on condition of overhead cranes and rigging gear, and prioritize findings from the inspection in accordance with regulatory and industry standards.
  2. Perform routine, preventative, and required maintenance, repair, and testing of overhead cranes and rigging gear in accordance with manufacturers’, regulatory, and industry standards.
  3. Analyze customers’ needs, research existing technologies, and apply appropriate technologies to upgrade overhead cranes and rigging gear.
  4. Develop, specify, and manufacture overhead cranes and specialized rigging gear to support the demands of customer applications using current communication technologies and tools.
  5. Apply the Mazzella Way and integrate it into all interactions.
  6. Utilize Mazzella inspection, testing, reporting, and ERP software.
  7. Operate specialized equipment and utilize Mazzella manufacturing techniques for rigging gear.
  8. Observe and apply quality assurance techniques and ISO quality management system, standards, and processes.
  9. Practice 5S and Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  10. Demonstrate effective listening, verbal, written and conflict management skills to communicate accurately and respectfully with coworkers and customers.
  11. Comply with applicable internal and industry safety standards.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ATLT-1000 Orientation for Lifting Tech 2
ATLT-1010 Industrial Safety 1
ATLT-1020 Introduction to Lifting & Rigging 2
ATLT-1040 Safety in Lifting and Rigging I 1
ATLT-1050 Rigging Geometric 2
DEGR-xxxxGeneral Elective (See List Below) 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
ATLT-1030 Introduction to Wire Rope 1
ATLT-1060 Layout & Fabrication Procedure 1
ATLT-1070 Blue Print Reading for Rigging I 2
ATLT-1080 Lifting Technologies Safety Training 1
ATLT-1090 Introduction to Welding for Lifting Technologies 2
Any Approved Ohio Transfer 36 Mathematics course 1 3
DEGR-xxxxGeneral Elective (See List Below) 3
Communication/Mathematics/Natural Science requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
ATLT-1100 Introduction to Inspections: Field Tablets IC3 1
ATLT-1110 Technologies in Rigging 1
ATLT-2010 Lifting Project Module 1
ATLT-2020 Proof Test Operations 1
ATLT-2040 Wire Rope Applications I 1
ATLT-xxxxElective (see technical elective list) 2
ATLT-xxxxElective (see technical elective list) 2
DEGR-xxxxGeneral Elective 3
Arts and Humanities/Natural and Physical Sciences requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
AIT-2990 Contracting in a Diverse World 3
DEGR-xxxxGeneral Elective (see general elective list) 2
ATLT-xxxxElective (see technical elective list) 2
ATLT-xxxxElective (see technical elective list) 2
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
DEGR-xxxxGeneral Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60

MATH-1100 Mathematical Explorations or MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics taken prior to Fall 2024 will be accepted to meet Mathematics requirement.


Select from below courses to fulfill Technical Elective Requirements.

ATLT-2050Blue Print Reading for Rigging II2
ATLT-2130Overhead Crane Electrical2
ATLT-2140Overhead Crane Mechanical2
ATLT-2170Overhead Crane Inspector2
ATLT-2280Overhead Crane Inspect Safety2
ATLT-2500Rigging Inspector Certification3
ATLT-2510Sling Fabrication - Flat Web & Chain1

Select from below courses to fulfill General Elective Requirements.

ACCT-1011Business Math Applications3
ACCT-1020Applied Accounting3
BADM-1020Introduction to Business3
BADM-1070Introduction to Project Management3
BADM-2110Production/Operations Management3
BADM-1122Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior3
BT-1001Keyboarding 2
BT-1150Word for Business Documents3
BT-2211Presentation Software3
FIN-1061Personal Finance3
HLTH-1230Standard First Aid and Personal Safety1
HLTH-1100Personal Health Education3
IT-1090Computer Applications3
IT-109HHonors Computer Applications3
MET-1300Engineering Materials and Metallurgy3
Any course in Communications3
MATH-1xxx1000-level MATH course or higher3
Any course in Arts and Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences/Natural and Physical Sciences

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.