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2024-25 RCC Catalog 
    
2024-25 RCC Catalog

Construction Trades General Apprenticeship


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Associate of Applied Science

About the Program

The Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship 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 degree is available only to BOLI-registered apprentices. If you are interested in becoming a registered apprenticeship 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). It combines full-time, on-the-job work experience with trade-related theoretical instruction. This certificate is a limited entry program available only to BOLI-registered apprentices.

The AAS degree is a credential within Rogue Community College’s Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship Pathway. The pathway model provides statewide transfer opportunities, ladder-type certificate of completion, and an optional transfer path into a Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon Tech. The degree features general education courses prescribed by Rogue Community College, related training credits previously earned in the certificate of completion, 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.

If students intend to transfer to Southern Oregon University’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree program, transfer courses should be chosen from the list of electives where possible. See an advisor for more information or visit www.sou.edu/degreecompletion.

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 Associate of Applies Science are:

Complete a minimum of 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.

Seventy-five percent of applicants will have documented trade-specific skills listed on the Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship Outcomes Assessment Tool.

Complete a minimum of 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.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C-” or better to receive their degrees. 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 Trades Apprenticeship and Training Committee. This degree does not guarantee licensure.

General Education Requirements


Total General Education Credits: 15-18


Credit for Prior Certification (Work-based Learning)


See footnote 3

Total Credit for Prior Certification: 22


Total HVAC Credits: 44


Total Plumbing Credits: 48


Total Sheet Metal Credits: 36


Approved Program Electives


  • Any college-level course (numbered 100 or above) to meet minimum degree requirement 2-17 Credit(s)

Minimum Total Program Credits: 90


1 Required for graduation.

2 6-8 credits total is needed, which can be a combination of two Writing courses, or one Writing and one Communication course. Course options include, BT 113 , BT 114 , COMM 100Z , COMM 111Z , COMM 218Z , WR 115 , and WR 121Z . Students transferring to a four-year institution should consult an academic advisor prior to course selection.

3 A maximum of 22 credits can be earned for documented work-based learning for registered apprentices and journey persons. Students must provide a State of Oregon Apprenticeship Training Journeyman card or BOLI-ATD certificate.

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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