Gain skills full-time with on-the-job training during the day from our employer partners. You also take less than half-time evening or online classes in this robust four-year degree program. Earn a family wage, and received incremental pay increases.
Skills & InterestWorking with your hands
Why choose Apprenticeship Trades?
- Plentiful career opportunities
- Options for lifelong learning
- Options for advancement in a variety of construction trade careers
- Opportunity to fulfill primary workforce needs in Oregon
These competitive programs include an application process and committee approval.
- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Technician
- Inside Wire Electrician
- Sheet Metal Worker
What will you learn?
- Use trade-specific tools and techniques to obtain a skilled-trade
- Repair, install and maintain a variety of projects
- Comply with current building codes and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
What will you do?
Advance your career with successful completion
- HVAC/R apprentices qualify for LE/B licensure and earn their journey-level card
- Plumber apprentices qualify for state licensure and earn their journey-level card
- Sheet Metal apprentices earn their journey-level card
- Electrician apprentices qualify for state licensure and earn their journey-level card
With additional classes, earn more credentials
- Earn a Certificate of Completion by completing three required general education courses plus twelve courses in one area of specialization
- 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
- HVAC/R - Chemeketa Salem Campus
- Sheet Metal - Chemeketa Salem Campus
- Plumbing - Chemeketa Salem Campus
- Inside Wire Electrician - Independent Electrical Training Center (on Portland Rd, Salem)