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Apprenticeships

Earn While You Learn

Spokane Community College (SCC) partners with industry to provide apprenticeship training available. Apprenticeships give students on-the-job training and classroom education, while making a living wage with health care, retirement and other benefits.

By the Numbers: Living wage with no college loans

  • Average pay rate for apprentices is $20 per hour

  • Average cost for tools for starting an apprenticeship is $450
    • Students are only responsible for their own tools and supplies. That means you don't pay tuition!
  • 1,500apprenticeship students last year at SCC

What is an Apprenticeship?

In apprenticeship training, you learn while you're employed. In addition, on-the-job training is supplemented by classroom learning each year. The training period, or apprenticeship, varies in length from one to five years, depending on the complexity of the occupation you select.

Apprentices are paid by their employer. They receive pay increases at regular intervals over the period of apprenticeship if their skills have increased and their training has been completed satisfactorily. Those who successfully complete their apprenticeship training reach journeyman status and are then fully qualified to pursue their occupation.

Training: Classroom and On-the-Job

Classroom training requires six to 48 hours each week, depending on the trade. These classes may take place days, evenings, or weekends.

On-the-job training involves working with and learning from experienced journeyman workers. During this training period, you receive wages for your work. The starting wage for beginning apprentices is usually about half of the journeyman rate and increases regularly as you satisfactorily progress through the program. Near the end of the training, an apprentice is performing as a skilled worker and is earning close to the journeyman wage.

Questions?

Apprenticeship Office 509-533-7178

Department of Labor and Industries - Apprenticeship Section Offices 509-324-2590

  1. Maintain supply management computer systems data
  2. Generate required reports.
  3. Maintain supply system integrity.

Logistics Specialists manage shipping and receiving functions. They verify and record incoming material, inspect for damaged goods, and compare bills of lading against merchandise recieved. They also arrange for transportation of products, track inventory, package items, and keep accurate records. Logistics Specialists also inspect and audit all supply areas, maintain financial records and reports, take corrective action on financial discrepanices, and make budget-related recommendations. In addition, they maintain supply management computer systams data, generate required reports, and maintain supply system integrity. 

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Total Program Credits: 25


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
LOG 102
Advanced Communications  
5
Total Credits
 
5

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
LOG 103
LEAN & 6 Sigma Foundations (green belt)  
5
Total Credits
 
5

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
LOG 101
Operations and Supply Chain Essentials  
5
Total Credits
 
5

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
LOG 104
Inventory & Warehouse Management  
5
Total Credits
 
5

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
LOG 105
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP Foundations)  
5
Total Credits
 
5

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Tuition
$ 3,090
$ 4,448
$ 7,949
Books
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0
Course Fees
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0
Institutional Fees
$ 2,576
$ 2,576
$ 2,576
Total Costs
$ 5,666
$ 7,024
$ 10,525

Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

Program start: Varying
Pre-requisites: No
Program length: Varying
Number of students each start: Varying
Contact: Mindi Bayley 509-533-7178
Please note: An 11 week program (Skilled Trades Preparation) is recommended prior to beginning any trade program ($25)

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Apprenticeship Office 509-533-7178

Department of Labor and Industries - Apprenticeship Section Offices 509-324-2590