• Apprenticeship Program

    Welcome! Are you looking for a career in the trades?

    Apprenticeship program at CCC

    Learn the skills of an trade while earning a family-wage paycheck through on-the-job training and related instruction, with paid employment during training that may include paid benefits. You'll also have options for life-long learning and advancement opportunities in various fields.

    Clackamas Community College offers five different apprenticeship programs: Inside Electrical, Limited Energy, Protective Signaling, Plumbing and Painting. After successful completion of the apprenticeship instruction and training hours, you have the opportunity to take the state licensure test for the journeyman card in your field.

  • Inside Electrical
    This apprenticeship leads to the General Journeyman Electrician license. Inside electricians perform electrical installations, construction, maintenance, repair and service. They work on electrical construction projects ranging from single-family residences to state-of-the-art industrial plants. They install conduits and wire lighting, switches, converters, and complex computerized systems.
    Limited Energy

    LEB License: This apprenticeship leads to the Limited Energy Class B Technician license. Limited Energy Class B Technicians install, maintain, replace and repair electrical systems and equipment of under 100 volt-amperes, including communications systems (data telecommunications, intercom and paging) and specialized control systems (HVAC, medical, boiler, clock and instrumentation).

    LEA License: This apprenticeship leads to the Limited Energy Class A Technician license. Limited energy Class A technicians install, maintain, replace and repair electrical systems and equipment of under 100 volt-amperes, including protective signaling systems (fire alarm, nurse call, security), communications systems (data telecommunications, intercom and paging) and specialized control systems (HVAC, medical, boiler, clock and instrumentation).

    Protective Signaling
    LEA License: This apprenticeship leads to the Limited Energy Class A Technician license. Limited energy Class A technicians install, maintain, replace and repair electrical systems and equipment of under 100 volt-amperes, including protective signaling systems (fire alarm, nurse call, security), communications systems (data telecommunications, intercom and paging) and specialized control systems (HVAC, medical, boiler, clock and instrumentation).
    Plumbing
    Plumbers assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings, medical gas systems and fixtures of heating, water and drainage systems, such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers and water according to specifications and plumbing codes. They locate and mark the position of pipe, pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors using ruler, spirit level and plumb bob. They cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings, using hand tools and a threading machine. Plumbers also bend pipe using a pipe-bending machine or by placing pipe over a block and bending it by hand, assemble and install valves, pipe fittings and pipes composed of various metals or glass, vitrified clay, and plastic, and use hand tools and power tools. Plumbers may weld holding fixtures to structures.
    Painting
    Painters do not strictly apply paint to uncomplicated surfaces. Preparation of surfaces is one of the most important parts of painting. Surfaces may include wood, metal, masonry, etc. Besides paint other types of wall coverings may be applied such as vinyl, fabric and metal surfacing materials. Decorative applications of paint and innovative designs are also part of the job.
    What's Next / How to apply?

    Did you find the apprenticeship you are interested in?
    The next step is to contact the local JATC that is affiliated with your choice.
    Inside Electrical
    Limited Energy
    Protective Signaling
    Plumbing
    Painting

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    Degrees and Certificates
    You will be able to earn the following:

    • Associate of Applied Science Degrees
      Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies
      Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship
    • Certificates of Completions
      Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies
      Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship
    • Pathway Certificate of Completion
      Limited Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies
      Manual Apprenticeship Trades
  • Contact our Apprenticeship Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Email us: apprenticeship@clackamas.edu

    Call us: 503-594-3031