Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship, AAS

Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $13,846

  • Resident Tuition: $9,010*
  • Technology Fees: $884
  • General Student Fees: $1,627** (if applicable)
  • Online Course Fee: $110
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,865 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $350 (Additional Welding, Construction and Apprenticeship class fees)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at https://www.lanecc.edu/costs-admission/tuition-fees-and-payments/credit-tuition.

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives). Any prerequisites required prior to the entry of the program will be listed separately.

** General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to provide a structured system of training in construction trades or occupations, leading to certification and journey-level status, only for apprentices who are sponsored by individual employers, accepted by a Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, and registered with the State of Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Perform the duties and responsibilities of the individual construction trade/occupation
PLO 2 - Apply theory as it relates to trade competencies
PLO 3 - Demonstrate and use industry safety standards
PLO 4 - Utilize recognized standard building codes guidelines as applicable
PLO 5 - Prepare and utilize isometric sketching and detailed drawings per individual trade
PLO 6 - Develop attitudes conducive to improved customer relations skills in the construction trades
PLO 7 - Demonstrate communication and critical thinking skills necessary for job advancement
PLO 8 - Use appropriate library and information resources to research professional issues and support lifelong learning
PLO 9 - Access library, computing, and communications services, and appropriately select information and data from regional, national, and international networks
PLO 10 - Represent, analyze and determine rules for finding patterns relating to linear functions, non-linear functions and arithmetic sequences with tables, graphs, and symbolic rules
PLO 11 - Adapt to new job requirements to qualify for advancement in becoming lead supervisors

Admission Information

Students must be registered apprentices with the State of Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and accepted by a Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. Information is available at boli.state.or.us.

Program Requirements

Program Core Courses

Complete all courses listed in one of the following trades. Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted.

Program Electives

Program Electives must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Elective credits will be different depending on which trade students choose to pursue. Complete credits to meet 90 total credits for the program. Select courses from the list below. Contact your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator for help determining the number of elective credits required.

Journey Level Card from Oregon BOLI

Students who obtain a State of Oregon Apprenticeship Training Journey Level Card or Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship and Training Division (BOLI-ATD) Certificate of Completion will be awarded 22 Credits. Students may be able to substitute coursework for the journeyman card. Contact the program coordinator for assistance.


  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements .
  • This is the parent program for the Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship: Trade Worker Apprenticeship Technologies, CPC .
  • Complete 8000 hours State of Oregon-approved on-the-job training and provide a State of Oregon Apprenticeship Training Journey-level card or BOLI-ATD Certificate of Completion.
  • This program is articulated with Oregon Institute of Technology, which requires a higher-level math course than is required for the program. Contact your Academic Advisor for help with transfer to OIT.
  • Students using lower-credit courses to meet General Education requirements may need to take additional Electives to meet the 90-credit minimum.

Licensing and Certification

An apprenticeship “Award of Completion” issued by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship and Training Division certifies that an individual has been trained in all aspects of an occupation and has met the requirements for program completion. This certificate is recognized throughout Oregon and industry-wide as a valid indicator of high quality, standardized training, and it provides on-the-job training documentation for community college credit. In addition, the Oregon community college Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship pathway provides statewide transfer opportunities, laddered certificates of completion, and an optional transfer path into Oregon Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management or Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Technology and Management. The Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship pathway includes an advising guide with a set of recommended courses that satisfy both the AAS degree and the Oregon Transfer Module (OTM). Students who complete the recommended set of OTM courses may apply for 45 credits of guaranteed block transfer to any other community college. Licensing or Other Certification: HVAC technician/installer and plumber trades require successful completion of trade-specific licensure examinations through the Oregon Building Codes Division.