The Apprenticeship program provides training in accordance with the Apprenticeship and Training Laws for the State of Oregon. Courses present technical instruction for the trades and are intended to complement on-the-job (OTJ) training requirements. Each trade has a Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) or a Trades Apprenticeship Training Committee (TATC) that outlines the procedure to become a journey-person. The process typically requires two to five years of supervised OTJ experience in various aspects of the trade in conjunction with LBCC coursework. The JATC or TATC committee outlines the training courses needed to prepare students to become qualified journey-persons.

Students interested in management, supervision, or small business management can transfer to Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) with related-training credits toward a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Operations Management after earning an Apprenticeship AAS degree.

If interested in an Oregon State Apprenticeship program, please contact the Oregon State Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship Training Division at 971-673-0765 or for program and entrance requirements.

Program Requirements

Students pursuing a designated and sponsored Oregon State Bureau of Labor and Industries occupation must meet entrance requirements for their chosen career.

The degree and certificates available in these trades are designed for journey-persons who have completed an Oregon registered apprenticeship program with transcripted related training. The degree and/or certificates are available for journey-persons who have completed a 2-, 3- or 4-year apprenticeship program. Up to 22 credits may be granted for a journey card from the State of Oregon as credit for prior certification.


The LBCC Apprenticeship program is offered in modern, well-equipped classrooms and laboratories. Apprenticeship technology labs are equipped with electrical components and meters and programmable logic controller stations for electricians and instrument technicians to gain hands-on experience, and the industrial mechanics lab facilities include equipment for practice in welding training, machinery alignment, and material sciences.