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Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies

AAS & Certificate

Apprenticeship training is based on BOLI-ATD and local JATC trade-specific standards and is restricted to BOLI-ATD registered apprentices. Therefore, this is a closed enrollment program and not available to the general student population.

Apprenticeship training is a two-fold process. The apprentice, as an employee, earns a wage while receiving on-the-job training and also attends related training classes. Local JATCs of both labor and management work with the College to implement the apprenticeship programs. Progress of each apprentice is reviewed and evaluated every six months.

The Certificates and AAS Degrees provide additional access to related training courses across the state for registered apprentices and aligned program outcomes, assessments, and courses. The apprenticeship model provides statewide transfer opportunities, ladder-type Certificates of Completion, Associate of Applied Science degrees and an optional transfer path into a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology and Management at Oregon Institute of Technology.

Opportunities statewide and more information about apprenticeship can be obtained at the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship Training Division (BOLI-ATD) website www.oregon.gov/boli/atd/. The following 8000-hour BOLI-ATD registered apprenticeship and Oregon Building Codes licensed trades are offered:


This apprenticeship leads to the General Journeyman Electrician license. Inside electricians perform electrical installations, construction, maintenance, repair and service. They work on electrical construction projects ranging from single-family residences to state-of-the-art industrial plants. They install conduits and wire lighting, switches, converters, and complex computerized systems.

Working Conditions

The work done as an electrician may be strenuous. The working environment varies, depending on the type of job. The work can require considerable standing, bending, reaching and lifting and may be conducted in cramped spaces or at great heights.

Average Journeyman Wage

Statewide: $32.97/Hr.

Douglas County: $25.8/Hr.

Catalog Info

View / Download catalog information for Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies (Certificate)

View / Download catalog information for Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies (AAS Degree)

Program Requirements

View / Download Inside Electrician Standards

Apprenticeship training is based on BOLI-ATD and local JATC trade-specific standards and is restricted to BOLI-ATD registered apprentices. Therefore, this is a closed enrollment program and not available to the general student population.

State and federal laws determine entry requirements for all apprenticeship programs. General minimum requirements for entrance are:

  • 18 years of age
  • High school graduation preferred; GED accepted
  • One year of high school math with a passing grade of C or better

Candidate selection varies by occupation. Manufacturing Plant Electricians are selected while employed by an approved training agent; Inside Electricians apply when the trade opens for application. Upon being selected as an apprentice and acceptance after interview by the local JATC, a contractual agreement is secured between the apprentice, the JATC, the sponsoring employer, and BOLI-ATD.

Enrollment into this closed-enrollment program requires sponsorship by an approved training agent (employer) and successful completion of MTH 052 or MTH 060 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent placement scores. CPR/First Aid certification is also required for entry. Additional information can be obtained from the Apprenticeship Coordinator at 541-440-4675.

NOTE: Students who transfer to UCC with BOLI-ATD issued Certificates of Completion and/or journey cards seeking a UCC Certificate or degree should contact the Apprenticeship Coordinator at 541-440-4675 for advising.

Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:

• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes


Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Penny Groth - Contact
Apprenticeship Coordinator
Phone: 541-440-4675
Fax: 888-406-4511

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