Apprenticeship is a structured training program based on a written agreement between the apprentice and a training committee. It combines on-the-job training and classroom coursework, leading to journeyperson status in that trade. Training committees contract with COCC to provide classroom coursework to their apprentices in the following trades:
- Boiler/Turbine Operator
- Industrial Maintenance Millwright
- Limited Maintenance Electrician
- Manufacturing Plant Electrician
- Sheet Metal
The prescribed courses are taught two nights a week for two or three terms each school year, and depending on the trade, will continue for two to four years. All classes are taught by local journeypersons, so students receive a great education from experienced professionals.
How to Get Started
To inquire about becoming an apprentice in any trade, contact the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Apprenticeship and Training at 541.322.2435 or visit their website: BOLI Apprenticeship and Training Information.
The Bureau of Labor and Industries representative will talk with students about what is needed to be accepted as an apprentice. Once accepted, students will begin their on-the-job training, as well as COCC supplementary coursework.