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Construction Trades General Apprenticeship

Associate of Applied Science Degree

About the Program

The Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship 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 degree is available only to BOLI-registered apprentices. If you are interested in becoming a registered apprenticeship in an Oregon state apprenticeship program, contact the Apprenticeship office at [email protected].

RCC supports the following BOLI-ATD trades: HVAC/R, plumber and sheet metal (8,000-hour trades). The Assembler, Pre-Engineered Metal Building program (4,000-hour trade) is based on the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Oregon State Apprenticeship Training Council and local Joint and Trade Apprenticeship Training Committee related training standards. It combines full-time, on-the-job work experience with trade-related theoretical instruction. This certificate is a limited entry program available only to BOLI-registered apprentices.

The AAS degree is a credential within Rogue Community College’s Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship Pathway. The pathway model provides statewide transfer opportunities, ladder-type certificate of completion, and an optional transfer path into a Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon Tech. 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 industry electives. It also provides additional access to related training courses across the state for registered apprentices with aligned program outcomes, assessments and courses.

If students intend to transfer to Southern Oregon University'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 www.sou.edu/degreecompletion.

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 Associate of Applies Science are:

  • Complete a minimum of 4000 to 8000 hours State of Oregon-approved on-the-job training (OJT).
  • Repair, install and maintain building construction projects using trade specific tools and techniques in compliance with building codes and OSHA regulations.
  • Seventy-five percent of applicants will have documented trade-specific skills listed on the Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship Outcomes Assessment Tool.
  • Complete a minimum of 288 to 576 State of Oregon-approved related training hours in the classroom.
  • Complete required related training with a grade C or better.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to show documentation when applying that they meet the minimum requirements to apply to the desired Apprenticeship Program.

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 placement scores.

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.

Prerequisite (PEMB students only)
Course No. Course Title

Credits

MTH63

Applied Algebra I or
designated placement score or higher-level math

0-4

General Education Requirements

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations or
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations

3

CIS___

Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science course, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 1

0-2

HE112

Emergency First Aid

1

Math for HVAC, Plumber, Sheet Metal students only:

 

MTH60

Fundamentals of Algebra I or
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or higher-level math course

4

 

Math for PEMB students only:

 

MTH65

Fundamentals of Algebra II or
MTH96 Applied Algebra 2 or higher-level math course

4

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing 3

3

WR121

English Composition I 3

4

 

Total General Education Credits:

15-17

Credit for Prior Certification (Work-based Learning) 4

 

Course No. Course Title

Credits

APR105

Apprenticeship Credit for Prior Learning

3

 
  • HVAC/R – 22 credits
  • Assembler, Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings – 11 credits
  • Plumber – 22 credits
  • Sheet Metal – 22 credits

 

 

Total Credits for Prior Certification:

11-22

HVAC/R

 

Course No. Course Title

Credits

APR107A

Apprenticeship/HVAC: Basics

4

APR107B

Apprenticeship/HVAC: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

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 Credits

44

Assembler Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings (PEMB)

 

Course No. Course Title

Credits

APR109A

Apprenticeship/Success and Leadership in the Construction Industry

2

APR125A

Apprenticeship/Introduction to Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings (PEMB)

2

APR125B

Apprenticeship/Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Rigging, Staging, Assembly

2

APR125C

Apprenticeship/PEMB Framing 

2

APR125D

Apprenticeship/PEMB Openings, Finishes, and Roof

2

APR125E

Apprenticeship/PEMB Exterior Finishing, Project Documents

2

APR125F

Apprenticeship/Construction Cutting and Welding

2

 

Total Assembler PEMB Credits

14

Plumber

 

Course No. Course Title

Credits

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 Plumbing Credits

48

Sheet Metal

 

APR118A

Apprenticeship/Introduction to Sheet Metal

3

APR118B

Apprenticeship/Introduction to Duct Lay Out

3

APR118C

Apprenticeship/Parallel Line Development

3

APR118D

Apprenticeship/Applied Field Practices

3

APR118E

Apprenticeship/Architectural 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 Standards

3

APR218E

Apprenticeship/Specialty Items

3

APR218F

Apprenticeship/Advanced Sheet Metal

3

 

Total Sheet Metal Credits

36

Approved Program Electives

 


________

Any college-level course (numbered 100 or above) to meet minimum degree requirement

3-50

MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS REQUIRED:

90

1 Required for graduation.

2 Math requirements vary by track within the Construction AAS degree. For planning, see a program advisor.

3 6-8 credits total is needed, which can be a combination of two Writing courses, or one Writing and one Communication course. Course options include, BT113, BT114, COMM100, COMM111, COMM218, WR115, and WR121. Students transferring to a four-year institution should consult an academic advisor prior to course selection.

4 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.

Apprenticeship faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: [email protected]
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/apprenticeship
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