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Apprenticeship Trades

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.

topics Trades

Skills & InterestWorking with your hands

CareersService Professions


  • A female third year apprenticeship student in the shop
  • A man installing duct work on a ceiling
  • Four men working on electrical systems

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.

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

Class Locations

  • 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)