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Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship

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Associate of Applied Science Degree
Courses for this Program

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 541-245-7912. RCC supports these BOLI-ATD trades: airframe/power plant technician and boiler operator (4,000 hours); tool and die maker, millwright and motor winder (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 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 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 AAS are:

Complete a minimum of 4000 hours State of Oregon-approved on-the-job training (OJT).

Repair, install and maintain a variety of industrial equipment using trade specific tools and techniques in compliance with state regulations.

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
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 3
WR121 English Composition I 4
  Total General Education Credits 16-18
Credit for Prior Certification (Work-based Learning)3
Course No.
Course Title
APR105 Apprenticeship Credit for Prior Learning  
  • Airframe and Power Plant Technician – 16 credits
  • Boiler Operator – 11 credits
  • Millwright – 22 credits
  Total Credit for Prior Certification 11-22

Airframe and Power Plant Technician

Course No.
Course Title
APR129A Apprenticeship Aviation Overview 6
APR129B Apprenticeship Aircraft Systems I 6
APR129C Apprenticeship Aircraft Systems II 6
APR129F Apprenticeship Basic Electrical Theory 3
APR229A Apprenticeship Power Plant Systems and Flight Controls 6
APR229B Apprenticeship Structural Inspection and Repair 6
APR229C Apprenticeship Avionics 4

Boiler Operator & Repairer

Course No.
Course Title
APR120A Apprenticeship/Boiler Operator: Introduction to Boiler Operation 4
APR120B Apprenticeship/Boiler Operator: Mechanics of Steam Generated Power 4
APR120C Apprenticeship/Boiler Operator: Boiler Component Design and Operation 4
APR120D Apprenticeship/Boiler Operator: Steam Turbine Operation 4
APR120E Apprenticeship/Boiler Operator: Instrumentation and Control Devices 4
APR120F Apprenticeship/Boiler Operator: Installation and Operation of the Heating Boiler 4
Course No.
Course Title
APR116A Apprenticeship Millwright: Basic Electricity 4
APR116B Apprenticeship Millwright: Carpentry 2
APR116C Apprenticeship Millwright: Power Transmissions 2
APR116D Apprenticeship Millwright: Boilers 4
APR116E Apprenticeship Millwright: Welding I 2
APR116F Apprenticeship Millwright: Welding II 2
APR216A Apprenticeship Millwright: Machine Shop I 2
APR216B Apprenticeship Millwright: Machine Shop II 2
APR216C Apprenticeship Millwright: Drafting 4
APR216D Apprenticeship Millwright: Hydraulics and Pneumatics I 2
APR216E Apprenticeship Millwright: Hydraulics and Pneumatics II 2
APR216F Apprenticeship Millwright: Rigging 4
Approved Program Electives  
  Any college-level course (numbered 100 or above) to meet
minimum degree requirement

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.

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 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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