Sep 27, 2023  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship, Associate of Applied Science

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About the Program

The Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship program is based on the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Oregon State Apprenticeship Training Council and local Joint and Trades 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 apprentice in an Oregon state apprenticeship program, contact the Apprenticeship office at RCC supports these BOLI-ATD trades: airframe/power plant technician and boiler operator (4,000 hours); and millwright (8,000 hours).

This AAS degree is a credential within Rogue Community College’s Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship Pathway. The pathway model provides statewide transfer opportunities, ladder-type certificates of completion, and an optional transfer path into a Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon Tech. 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

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 some 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 Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship Associate of Applied Science are:

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

Repair, install and maintain industrial equipment using trade specific tools and techniques in compliance with state 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 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. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

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: 14-18

Credit for Prior Certification (Work-based Learning)

Total Credit for Prior Certification: 11-22

Total Program Credits Required: 37

Total Program Credits Required: 24

Total Machinist Credits: 30

Total Program Credits Required: 32

Approved Program Electives

13-41​ Credit(s)

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

Minimum Total Program Credits Required: 90

1 Required for graduation.

2 In lieu of WR 115  and WR 121Z , students may substitute BT 113 Business English I  and BT 114 Business English II  (8 credits total); or BT 113 Business English I  (or WR 115 Introduction to Expository Writing ) and three or four credits of speech (COMM 100Z Introduction to Communication , COMM 111Z Public Speaking , or COMM 218Z Interpersonal Communication ), 6-8 credits total.

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


Web address:

TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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