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Construction Trades - General Apprenticeship Certificate

Construction Trades - General Apprenticeship Certificate (PDF)*


Certificate of Completion
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 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 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 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.

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 Certificate program are:

Complete a minimum of 6000 to 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 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.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways Certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. 

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
CIS/CS Approved 3-4 credit Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 1 0-2
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 10-12
Course No.
Course Title
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
Course No.
Course Title
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.
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
Total Program Credits 46-60

For more information contact the Apprenticeship office:

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

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