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Apprenticeship Trades

Gain skills with on-the-job training in an occupation earning a family-wage, and receive related instruction. As an apprentice, you have options for lifelong learning and advancement in a variety of construction trade careers.

Potential Salary$60,000

topics Trades

Skills & InterestWorking with your hands

CareersService Professions


  • Woman screwing in a electrical socket
  • A man installing duct work on a ceiling
  • Four men working on electrical systems

Why choose Apprenticeship Trades?

Chemeketa Apprenticeship programs open the door to plentiful career opportunities in Oregon. Robust four-year programs which combine part-time instruction and full-time on-the-job training are in partnership with industry committees. These competitive programs include an application process and committee approval.

Apprenticeship programs include four occupations fulfill primary workforce needs in the local area.

What will you learn?

  • Repair, install and maintain a variety of projects using trade-specific tools and techniques
  • Comply with current building codes
  • Comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
  • You may earn a Certificate of Completion by completing three required general education courses plus twelve courses in one area of specialization
  • You may earn an AAS degree by completing six required general education courses plus 12 additional courses in one area of specialization and receiving a journey-level card

What will you do?

  • Obtain a skilled-trade
  • Advance your career
  • Successful HVAC/R apprentices qualify for LE/B licensure and earn their journey-level card
  • Successful plumber apprentices qualify for state licensure and earn their journey-level card
  • Successful sheet metal apprentices earn their journey-level card
  • Successful electrician apprentices qualify for state licensure and earn their journey-level card


Classes for the HVAC/R, Sheet Metal and Plumbing Apprenticeship Programs are offered at the Salem Campus.
The Electrician Apprenticeship Program are at the IETC Independent Electrical Training Center on Portland Road in Salem.