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Construction Trades - General Apprenticeship


Associate of Applied Science Degree
Courses for this Program

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 Cathy Pierson at 541-245-7912. RCC supports the following BOLI-ATD trades: HVAC/R, plumber and sheet metal (8,000-hour trades).

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’s 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 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.

If students intend to transfer to SOU’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 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 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 the results of their placement assessment.  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 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
Course No.
Course Title
BT101 Human Relations in Organizations or PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations 3
CS/CIS__ Approved 3-4 credit Computer Science or Computer Information Science class, CS/CIS120 or above or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years. 0-4
LIB127 Introduction to Academic Research 1
MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or MTH63 Applied Algebra I or higher level math 4
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing 3
WR121 English Composition I 4
  Note: In lieu of WR115 and WR121, students may substitute BT113 Business English I and BT114 Business English II (8 credits total); or BT113 Business English I (or WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing) and 3 or 4 credits of speech (SP100 Basic Communication, SP111 Fundamentals of public speaking SP218 Interpersonal Communication), 6-8 credits total.  
HE112 Emergency First Aid 1
  Total General Education Credits 16-20
Credit for Prior Certification (Work-based Learning)

Note: 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.

Course No.
Course Title
APR105 Apprenticeship Credit for Prior Learning 22
  • HVAC/R – 22 credits  
  • Plumber – 22 credits  
  • Sheet Metal – 22 credits  
  Total Credit for Prior Certification 22
Related Training
Course No.
Course Title
Credit toward an Associate of Applied Science degree earned through related apprenticeship training classes in these trades: 36-48
  • HVAC/R – 36 credits  
  • Plumber – 48 credits  
  • Sheet Metal – 36 credits  
Approved Program Electives
Course No.
Course Title
  Any college-level course (numbered 100 or above) to meet minimum degree requirement 0-16
Minimum Total Program Credits 90

For more information contact the Apprenticeship Department:

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