May 07, 2021  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship, AAS

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This is the parent program for the Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship: Trade Worker Apprenticeship Technologies, CPC  

Total Program Credits: 90

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 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.

Learning Outcomes The graduate will:

  • Perform the duties and responsibilities of the individual construction trade/occupation.
  • Apply theory as it relates to trade competencies.
  • Demonstrate and use industry safety standards.
  • Utilize recognized standard building codes guidelines as applicable.
  • Prepare and utilize isometric sketching and detailed drawings per individual trade.
  • Develop attitudes conducive to improved customer relations skills in the construction trades.
  • Demonstrate 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.
  • 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 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.

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. Information is available at


Job Openings Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 161 annually
Statewide openings - 2546 annually

Lane County openings - 25 annually
Statewide openings - 336 annually

Lane County openings - 47 annually
Statewide openings - 811 annually

Sheet Metal
Lane County openings - 33 annually
Statewide openings - 324 annually

Lane County average hourly - $23.85; average annual - $49,614
Oregon average hourly - $23.89; average annual - $49,688

Lane County average hourly - $25.10; average annual - $52,225
Oregon average hourly - $24.64; average annual - $51,235

Lane County average hourly - $27.13; average annual - $56,431
Oregon average hourly - $35.92; average annual - $74,709

Sheet Metal
Lane County average hourly - $25.74; average annual - $53,548
Oregon average hourly - $24.57; average annual - $51,108

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $1,400
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $10,250
  Total Estimated Cost $11,650

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

Program Notes

  • 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.
  • 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 letter 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.

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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