2021-2022 College Catalog

Apprenticeship Certificates

Apprenticeship Certificates

Tillamook Bay Community College is a member of the statewide community college Apprenticeship Consortium.

Apprenticeship is a partnership between business, industry, labor, and government that enables a student to receive training in a skilled trade through classroom and on-the-job training (OJT).

While the Apprenticeship program is closely related to the Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (MIT) program, they are two distinct areas with similar, yet different training purposes. In fact, apprentices and MIT students are sometimes in the same classes together.

Students in apprenticeship programs are working toward getting their licenses or certifications based on the requirements of the North Coast Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) and Oregon State BOLI (Bureau of Labor & Industry).

Apprenticeship training has two parts:

  • Apprentices must be sponsored or employed by an individual or company for on-the-job-training (OJT).
  • Apprentices must attend college classes that are specified in the requirements by the State of Oregon in the apprenticeship requirements.

Students must work a certain number of hours and take classes for a certain number of hours each year in order to be in the program. Most apprenticeship programs take two to four years.

Tillamook Bay Community College offers four Apprenticeship programs:

  • Limited Maintenance Electrician: 4000 Hours; 30 Credits
  • Inside Electrician: 8000 Hours; 56 Credits
  • Industrial Plant Technician: 8000 Hours; 54 Credits
  • Industrial Maintenance Millwright: 8000 Hours; 56 Credits

The Apprenticeship certificates meet the requirement for related classroom training. The total credits and coursework in each certificate meet the requirements of both the Oregon State BOLI and the North Coast JATC.