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2024-25 RCC Catalog

Construction Trades General Apprenticeship


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Certificate of Completion

About the Program

The Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship certificate program is based on the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Oregon State Apprenticeship Training Council and local Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee related training standards. It combines full-time, on-the-job work experience with trade-related theoretical instruction. The certificate is available only to BOLI-registered apprentices. If you are interested in becoming registered in an Oregon state apprenticeship program, contact the Apprenticeship office at ApprenticeshipInfo@roguecc.edu. RCC supports the following BOLI-ATD trades: HVAC/R, Plumber and Sheet Metal (8,000-hour trades).

The certificate is a credential within Rogue Community College’s Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship Pathway. The pathway model provides statewide transfer opportunities, a ladder-type certificate of completion, and an optional transfer path into a Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon Tech. This program features general education courses prescribed by Rogue Community College, related training credits, college credit for an earned journey-level card, and industry electives. It also provides additional access to related training courses across the state for registered apprentices with aligned program outcomes, assessments and courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program Learning Outcomes for the Construction Trades General Apprenticeship Certificate of Completion are:

Complete a minimum of 4,000 to 8,000 hours State of Oregon-approved on-the-job training (OJT).

Repair, install, and maintain building construction projects using trade specific tools and techniques in compliance with building codes and OSHA regulations.

Complete a minimum of 288 to 576 State of Oregon-approved related training hours in the classroom.

Complete required related training with a grade C- or better.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to show documentation when applying that they meet the minimum requirements to apply to the desired Apprenticeship Program. Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined by placement.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and approval of the Department Chair. Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways Certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C-” or better to receive their certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade. Students must also possess the appropriate Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship Certificate and be recommended by the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee or the Trades Apprenticeship and Training Committee. This certificate does not guarantee licensure.

Program Prerequisite


  • CIS - Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, 0-2 Credit(s) CIS 120 / CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 1

General Education Requirements


Total General Education Credits: 10-11


Total HVAC Credits: 44


Total Plumbing Credits: 48


Total Sheet Metal Credits: 36


Total Program Credits: 46-59


1 Required for graduation.

For more information, contact the Apprenticeship Department:


Phone: 541-956-7500

Email: ApprenticeshipInfo@roguecc.edu

Web address: www.roguecc.edu/apprenticeship

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