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Apprenticeship Trades

Robust four-year degree programs provide you part-time instruction via evening and/or online classes in addition to full-time on-the-job training in partnership with industry committees. You earn a family-wage and receive incremental pay increases along the way.

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?

Apprenticeship provides you plentiful career opportunities in Oregon. These competitive programs include an application process and committee approval. As an apprentice, you have options for lifelong learning and advancement in a variety of construction trade careers.

These 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.