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Apprenticeship programs

Are you ready to start a rewarding career now? Clackamas Community College offers a variety of apprenticeship programs where you can gain valuable skills through paid on-the-job training combined with classroom instruction.

Learn from experienced professionals and earn college credit

Clackamas Community College partners with local  Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (JATCs) to provide you with top-notch instruction from experienced professionals. In a registered apprenticeship, you will receive hands-on training in your chosen trade while earning college credits toward a degree or certificate. This allows you to:

  • Develop practical skills. Master the technical skills needed to succeed in your chosen field.
  • Gain valuable experience. Get real-world experience working alongside skilled professionals.
  • Earn while you learn. Start earning a paycheck while you learn and build your career.

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with classroom time. In general, apprentices work full time and attend classes one to two nights per week. The length of apprenticeships can range from two to five years, depending on how long it takes to meet the minimum on-the-job hour requirements for the program.

While taking your apprenticeship classes, you are also working toward an Associate of Applied Science degree. As an apprentice, you can earn your degree from  Clackamas Community College with a few additional courses at the college and/or by transferring in credits that you have earned from other institutions.

Build your skills, build your future

Clackamas Community College offers a diverse range of apprenticeship programs to match your interests and goals. 

  • Construction trades: Become a skilled plumber or painter.
  • Electrical trades: Learn the safe and efficient installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems. The electrical trades include inside electrical (high voltage electrical); limited energy and protective signaling (low voltage electrical); limited maintenance electrician; and PGE utilities journeyperson in line, meter and wire.
  • Machinist: Gain the skills to diagnose, repair and maintain industrial machinery.

Registered apprenticeship programs are limited entry. You need to apply to the partnering JATC and be accepted as an apprentice in their program before you can take apprenticeship classes through Clackamas Community College. CCC does not have any say over who gets accepted into an apprenticeship program (except for the machinist and LME program) or when the applications open, but we are happy to help answer questions as you are getting started.

For more information on apprenticeship programs in Oregon and career prospects for apprentices, visit

How to apply for an apprenticeship

Review the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) website for your program. Below is a list of the programs CCC has partnerships with, program lengths and the links to their applications. You will apply for your apprenticeship through the JATC.

Electrical programs

Limited Energy — Independent Electrical Contractors of Oregon

Protective Signaling — Protective Signaling JATC

  • 3-year program

Inside Electrical — Area 1 Inside Electrical

Portland General Electric (PGE) Line, Meter and Wire apprenticeships

  • 4-year program
  • In-house apprenticeship (this apprenticeship is offered through Clackamas Community College)
  • You must be a PGE employee to be eligible to become an apprentice. Please contact PGE for more information. 

Limited Maintenance Electrician

Construction trades

Plumbing — Area 1 Plumbers

Painting — Area 1 Painters



Additional resources

If you did not find the trade you were interested in above, or want to see what other programs are offered in the state, here are some additional resources:

Oregon apprenticeship resources

Apprenticeships in Clackamas County

Pre-apprenticeships in the state

Contact us

Katelynn Karch

Advising and Student Support Specialist
Apprenticeship Programs

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