WAFE Department | A.A.S. Associate of Applied Science Degree | Two years
Clackamas Community College offers five degree apprenticeship programs: Inside Electrical, Limited Energy, Protective Signaling, Plumbing and Painting.
Students enrolled in our apprenticeship program will go to school in the evenings and work at a company in their trade during the day.
Apprentices typically start their classroom hours in fall term once accepted in the program. These programs range from three to four years depending on the related instruction requirement for that trade. After successful completion of the related instruction coursework and on-the-job hours, students have the opportunity to take the state licensure test for the journeyman card in their field.
Types of degrees/certificates available through CCC:
- Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship AAS Degree
- Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies AAS Degree
- Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship Certificate of Completion
- Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies Certificate of Completion
- Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies, Limited Electrician Technologies Certificate of Completion
Five apprenticeship programs through CCC:
Trades are in large demand, offer good pay, steady work and opportunities to advance.
- Plumber average journeyman wage $33 hourly; apprentice starts $14.76-26.23
- Painting average journeyman wage $20.70 hourly, apprentice starts $12.42-18.63.
- Inside Electrical average journeyman wage $35 hourly, apprentice starts $14-28.
- Limited Energy A license average journey $28 hourly, apprentice starts $14-22.
- Limited Energy B license average $26.40 hourly, apprentice $13.20-19.80.
How to apply for apprenticeship
The next step is to contact the local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) affiliated with your choice:
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractor's Association (PHCC) offers various scholarships, including the Larry Levi, Bill Harvey-C.J. Hansen scholarships.
Transfer degrees available
Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology & Management
Students in our apprenticeship programs can transfer up to 60 credits of related training coursework to use toward a Bachelor's of Science in Technology and Management at Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT).
Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management
Students in our apprenticeship programs can transfer up to 33 credits of related training coursework to use toward a Bachelor's of Science in Operations Management at Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT).