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Construction Trades - General Apprenticeship Certificate


Certificate of Completion
Major Code: 460000A
Courses for this Certificate

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 Cathy Pierson at 541-245-7912. 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’s 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 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.

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. For a list of learning outcomes for this discipline or program, see

Entry Requirements

Students are required to take a placement test 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 test scores. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

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 adviser and review the roadmap at

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.

General Education Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
BT101 Human Relations in Organizations or PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations 3
CS__ Approved 3-4 computer science class, CS120 or above or documented computer proficiency

Note: Successful completion of CS120, or otherwise meeting the proficiency requirement within the last 10 years, fulfills this requirement. Contact a computer science adviser to help determine placement.

MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or MTH63 Applied Algebra I or higher level math 4
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or higher level composition 3
  Total General Education Credits 10-14
Related Training
Course No.
Course Title

Credit toward a certificate earned through related apprenticeship training classes in these trades:

  • HVAC/R – 36 credits
  • Plumber – 48 credits
  • Sheet Metal – 36 credits
  Total Program Credits 46-62

For more information contact the Apprenticeship coordinator:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7912
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7912
email: [email protected]
Web address:
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
3345 Redwood Highway • Grants Pass, OR 97527