Apprenticeship Program

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Getting Started in Apprenticeship...


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Women and minorities are encouraged to apply

Apprentices learn the aspects of a highly skilled profession through on-the-job training and related classroom instruction, while being sponsored by individual employers. There's a wide range of occupations available, from carpenter to electrician. Apprenticeships usually last 2 to 4 years with a minimum of 144 hours of related training required per year for most trades.

Generally, minimum qualifications for an apprenticeship include a high school diploma or GED, minimum of a 'C' grade for one year of high school algebra (or equivalent Math 60/65, or Math 70), and applicant must be at least 18 years of age.

Benefits of Apprenticeship include:

  • Paid employment during training with progressive wage increases
  • Opportunity to learn skills needed by employers throughout the industry
  • A more secure career and the ability to adapt to new job requirements
  • Credit towards an AAS degree or Certificate for completion of apprenticeship program

Program Cost Estimate - 2017-18

Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship

Resident Tuition and student fees $10,100
Books and supplies - $1,400
Total - $11,500

Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies

Resident Tuition and student fees - $10,000
Books and supplies - $1,500
Total - $11,500

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship

Resident Tuition and student fees - $10,000
Books and supplies - $1,500
Total - $11,500

Costs are based on resident tuition. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees. International students should seek advice with the international office at Lane Community College for program costs.


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photo from Celebration of Apprenticeship open house Nov. 14, 2018

In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, Lane hosted a Celebration of Apprenticeship open house Nov. 14, 2018