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Construction Trades - General Apprenticeship

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2020-21

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 the Apprenticeship office 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 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 www.sou.edu/degreecompletion. 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 www.roguecc.edu/Programs/LearningOutcomes.


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 AAS program are:

Complete a minimum of 6000-8000 hours State of Oregon-approved on-the-job training (OJT).

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

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

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 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. 


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
Credits
BT101

Human Relations in Organizations or

PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations

3
CIS/CS

Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above

or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 1

0-2
HE112 Emergency First Aid 1
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 2 3
WR121 English Composition I 2 4
  Total General Education Credits 16-18
Credit for Prior Certification (Work-based Learning) 3
Course No.
Course Title
Credits
APR105 Apprenticeship Credit for Prior Learning  
  • HVAC/R – 22 credits  
  • Plumber – 22 credits  
  • Sheet Metal – 22 credits  
  Total Credit for Prior Certification 22
HVAC/R
Course No.
Course Title
Credits
APR107A Apprenticeship/HVAC: Basics 4
APR107B Apprenticeship/HVAC: Air Conditioning 4
APR107C Apprenticeship/HVAC: Safety and Environmental Controls 4
APR107D Apprenticeship/HVAC: Electrical Basics 4
APR107E Apprenticeship/HVAC: Electrical Circuit I 4
APR107F Apprenticeship/HVAC: Electrical Circuit II 4
APR207A Apprenticeship/HVAC: Systems I 4
APR207B Apprenticeship/HVAC: Systems II 2
APR207C Apprenticeship/HVAC: Systems III 2
APR207D Apprenticeship/HVAC: Airflow and Systems Control I 4
APR207E Apprenticeship/HVAC: Airflow and Systems Control II 4
APR207F Apprenticeship/HVAC: Operations and Systems Review 4
Total HVAC/R Credits
44
Plumber
Course No.
Course Title
Credits
APR111A Apprenticeship Introduction to Plumbing Skills 4
APR111B Apprenticeship Plumbing Principles I 4
APR111C Apprenticeship Plumbing Principles II 4
APR111D Apprenticeship Mathematics of Plumbing and Commercial Drawing 4
APR111E Apprenticeship Water Piping and Fixture Installation 4
APR111F Apprenticeship Installation of DWV Systems and Water Heaters 4
APR211A Apprenticeship Water Supply Systems 4
APR211B Apprenticeship Plumbing DWV and Compressed Air Systems 4
APR211C Apprenticeship Plumbing Backflow Prevention 4
APR211D Apprenticeship Review of Oregon Plumbing Code 4
APR211E Apprenticeship Test Preparation I 4
APR211F Apprenticeship Test Preparation II 4
Total Plumber Credits 48
Sheet Metal
Course No.
Course Title
Credits
APR118A Apprenticeship Introduction to Sheet Metal 3
APR118B Apprenticeship Duct Lay Out 3
APR118C Apprenticeship Parallel Line Development 3
APR118D Apprenticeship Applied Field Practices 3
APR118E Apprenticeship Architecture Sheet Metal 3
APR118F Apprenticeship Round Fittings 3
APR218A Apprenticeship Duct Design 3
APR218B Apprenticeship Field Math 3
APR218C Apprenticeship Triangulation 3
APR218D Apprenticeship Industry Standard 3
APR218E Apprenticeship Specialty Items 3
APR218F Apprenticeship Advanced Sheet Metal 3
Total Sheet Metal Credits 36
Approved Program Electives
 
Course No.
Course Title
Credits
  Any college-level course (numbered 100 or above) to meet
minimum degree requirement
0-16
Minimum Total Program Electives 90

1 Required for graduation.

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 (COMM100 Basic Communication, COMM111 Fundamentals of public speaking COMM218 Interpersonal Communication), 6-8 credits total.

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 office:

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

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