Nov 29, 2021  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship, AAS

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Total Program Credits:  90

Estimated Program Length:  Two Years

Offered by the Advanced Technology  Division, 541.463.5380

 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements      

Program Coordinator Joy Crump, Bldg. 15 Rm. 201, 541.463.5496,

Dean Lynn Nakamura

Purpose  To provide a structured system of training in millwright 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.

Learning Outcomes  

  • Perform the duties and responsibilities of the millwright trade.
  • Develop machine shop skills in troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrate and use industry safety standards.
  • Identify mechanical and/or electrical industrial systems.
  • Develop attitudes conducive to improved customer relations skills in the millwright trade.
  • Develop communication and critical thinking skills necessary for job advancement.
  • Use appropriate library and information resources to research professional issues and support lifelong learning.
  • Access library, computing, and communications services, and appropriately select information and data from regional, national, and international networks.
  • Apply appropriate formulas to mathematical situations.
  • Adapt to new job requirements to qualify for advancement in becoming lead supervisors.
  • Complete 8000 hours State of Oregon-approved on-the-job-training.

Licensing & 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 Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 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 Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship pathway includes an advising guide with a set of recommended courses that satisfy both the AAS 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.

Admission Information Admission to the millwright trade is usually conducted as an internal process with the employer. Information is available at the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries website:


Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 15 annually

Statewide openings - 95 annually

Lane County average hourly - $23.23; average annual - $48,307

Oregon average hourly - $29.48; average annual - $61,331

Although wages vary, the average starting wage of an apprentice is about 50 percent of a journey worker's rate of pay. Apprentices usually earn a five-percent raise every six months, if training and school performance is satisfactory. Check the Bureau of Labor and Industries website:

Estimated Program Costs  

Books   $1,430
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $10,350
  Total Estimated Cost $11,780

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Complete 8000 hours of 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.
  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses .
  • If math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed in order to meet the math requirement.

General Education

GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Program Core Courses

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

Journeyman card from Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship and Training Division (22 credits)

  • State of Oregon Apprenticeship Training Journey-level card or BOLI-ATD Certificate of Completion - 22 Credit(s)

Program Electives to complete 90 credits for degree.

Additional Program Electives must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Program Elective totals are determined by the following formula: Add the following three numbers 1) Total number of General Education credits you have completed + 2) Total number of Trades credits you have completed + 3) Total number of BOLI credits (22 credits) you have completed. Subtract this number from 90 total credits to determine the specific number of program elective credits you require to graduate. Please contact your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator if you need help determining the number of credits required.

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