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

Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies, AAS

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This is the parent program for the Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies: Trade Worker Apprenticeship Technologies, CPC  

Total Program Credits: 90

Estimated Program Length: Two Years

Offered by the Advanced Technology  Division, 541.463.5380

Associate of Applied Science   

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

Dean Lynn Nakamura

Purpose To provide a structured system of training in the electrician trade or occupation 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 electrician trade/occupation.
  • Apply theory to electrical wiring.
  • Demonstrate and use industry safety standards.
  • Develop attitudes conducive to improve customer relations skills in the electrician 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.
  • Represent, analyze and determine rules for finding patterns relating to linear functions, non-linear functions and arithmetic sequences with tables, graphs, and symbolic rules.
  • Adapt to new job requirements to qualify for advancement in becoming lead supervisors.
  • Repair and install electrical wire devices according to licensure regulations to meet National Electrical Code and Oregon Building Codes Division for Inside Wire Electrician, Limited Energy Technician-License A and License B, Limited Maintenance Electrician, and Manufacturing Plant Electrician.
  • Complete 4000-8000 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 Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies 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 Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies 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. Electrician trades require successful completion of trade-specific licensure examinations through the Oregon Building Codes Division.

Admission Information Students must be registered apprentices with the State of Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and accepted by a Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. In most cases, minimum qualifications to begin an apprenticeship include a minimum age of 18 years, a high school diploma or GED, and high school or college level Algebra with a C- grade or higher (or equivalent).


Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 90 annually
Statewide openings - 1054 annually

Lane County average hourly - $31.21; average annual - $64,917
Oregon average hourly - $33.82; average annual - $70,355

Apprentice Wages - 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 Cost

Books   $1,520
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $10,880
  Total Estimated Cost $12,400

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

Program Notes

  • Complete 4000-8000 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.
  • 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(s).

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 one of the following trades. CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted.

Limited Maintenance Electrician

Manufacturing Plant Electrician

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

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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