Plumber Apprenticeship Program
Plumbing is a registered apprenticeship program. The Area II Plumbers JATC administers the program and contracts with Chemeketa to provide courses for registered apprentices.
Chemeketa's Plumber Apprenticeship Program
How to Apply
The plumbing program is open for applications based on industry need. Openings are announced 30 days before applications are accepted at the Area II JATC office.
Closed for Applications at this Time
Area ll Plumbers JATC MA#2015 is not open for application at this time. Sign-up at the Area II Plumbing JATC website to receive notice of future openings.
Program contact information –
Successful applicants are ranked based on points they received with their application and sent to employers in order.
While waiting for an opening, potential applicants may compile a portfolio of documentation required for program entry, including –
- Diploma or GED certificate
- Transcripts from high school and college
- Placement test scores
- Work experience documented on letterhead with the tasks listed and years of service (construction related)
- Trades and safety certificates
- For Veterans, a copy of the DD214 long form
Women, Veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Plumbers assemble, install and repair according to specifications and plumbing codes –
- Medical gas systems
- Heating and water fixtures
- Water and drainage systems such as –
- Water heaters
- Hot water tanks
- Garbage disposal units
Successful plumber apprentices qualify for state licensure and earn their journey-level card.
How Much Can You Earn?
Average journey-level wage for 2017 is $30.44 per hour.
Plumbing work is done indoors and outdoors, in existing and newly constructed buildings, in all kinds of weather, and around noise, dirt and mud. Plumbers often work cramped areas and in awkward positions.
- Proof of age—18 years or older
- High school diploma or GED Certificate
- High School transcript with one-year Algebra or equivalent with grade “C” or higher OR one post high school algebra course with a grade “C” or higher OR place into Math 060 or higher on the Chemeketa math placement test
|Blueprint Reading||Algebra I & II||CPR/First Aid|
|Trade Skills Fundamentals|
This is a four-year program that combines 7,700 hours of on-the-job training with concurrent related-training credit courses. Apprentices earn 13 academic credits a year and attend classes in the fall, winter and spring. Classroom instruction is two evenings a week combined with on-the-job training to provide the most comprehensive course of study for an apprentice in the plumbing trade.
Plumber Apprenticeship Classes Fall 2018
|APR158A 34855 & 34856 1st year w/Craig Watkins-Brandt|
|APR158D 34857 & 34858 2nd year w/Max Butler-Margerum|
|APR258G 34861 & 34862 3rd year w/Staff|
|APR258J 34865 & 34866 4th year w/Brad Duell|
|APR158A 36928 &36929 1st year w/Steve Forbes|
|APR158D 34859 & 34860 2nd year w/Steve Forbes|
|APR258G 36930 & 36931 3rd year w/Steve Forbes|
|APR258J 36932 & 36933 4th year w/Steve Forbes|
Additional Training & Degrees
Additional Training and Degrees Credits can be applied to a Certificate or AAS degree and can transfer to OIT for a BS degree.