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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. Ensure quality standards are upheld, and investigates and resolves operational issues.
  2. Maintain and aid in ERP software management
  3. Maintain computer systems, and interpret/generate required reports.

An Operations Specialist is responsible for the management of workflow thoughout different departments within a manufacturing business. The purpose of this position is to optimize daily activities and peformance across the production floor. They are responsible for project management, staff support, meeting manufacturing deadlines, solving unusual or complex production related problems. They ensure quality standards are upheld and investigate and resolves operational issues. In addition, they maintain and aid in ERP software system management and maintain computer systems and interpret/generate required reports.

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Total Program Credits: 30


Program Courses

First Quarter

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

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
OS 103
LEAN & 6 Sigma Foundations (Green Belt)  
5
Total Credits
 
5

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
OS 101
Planning & Management Operational Resources  
5
Total Credits
 
5

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
OS 104
Manufacturing Leadership Development  
5
Total Credits
 
5

Fifth Quarter

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

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
OS 106
Production and Project Management  
5
Total Credits
 
5

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Tuition
$ 3,707
$ 5,337
$ 9,539
Books
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0
Course Fees
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0
Institutional Fees
$ 3,092
$ 3,092
$ 3,092
Total Costs
$ 6,799
$ 8,429
$ 12,630

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