Oct 22, 2020  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

Apprenticeship Programs


 

Apprenticeships Webpage

Numerous apprenticeship programs are affiliated with Renton Technical College. Apprenticeship programs offer the opportunity to “earn while you learn.” Apprentices typically work full time in their field, while attending school a few weeks per year or a few nights per week. Most apprenticeships are in the building and construction trades, manufacturing, or maritime navigation. Apprenticeship programs last two to five years, and an apprentice’s wages increase with experience.

Some programs - Custodial, Machinists, and Stationary Engineers - are only open to current employees in participating companies. Other programs accept applications from the broader community.

Although the following apprenticeship programs are affiliated with Renton Technical College, each program has its own coordinator, joint labor-management committee, and selection procedures. Generally, applicants must be at least 17 or 18 years old, have a valid Washington state driver’s license, and go through a selection process which might include a written test, physical test, drug test, and interview. For more information on specific programs, please contact the apprenticeship coordinators listed with each program or view the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Catalog.

This link is to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Catalog of Programs and Services. Washington State Registered Apprenticeships Catalog information includes descriptions of each occupation, apprenticeship, entry requirements, and a link to program standards.

Apprenticeship Partner Programs

Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

Lynn Strickland, Executive Director
6770 E. Marginal Way S., Bldg. A., Seattle, WA 98108
Contact: (206) 764-5359
ajactraining.org

Program Hours Years
Machinist 144 hours 4 years

Ardagh Group Apprenticeship

Jason Noble, Manager
Human Resources
5801 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, WA 98134
Contact: (206) 768-6295

Program Hours Years
Maintenance Mechanic/Repairer 144 hours + 4 years
Mold Maker 144 hours + 4 years

Culinary Arts Apprenticeship

Tony Parker, CEC, AAC
Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th Street, Renton, WA 98056
Contact: (425) 235-2352, ext. 2437
tparker@rtc.edu
http://www.washingtonstatechefs.com/apprenticeship.html 

Program
Hours
Years
Culinary Arts
394 hours+
3 years

Northwest Carpenter’s Institute (NWCI) Carpenters Apprenticeship

Thomas Barrett, Director
King County Carpenters
P. O. Box 2020, Renton, WA 98056-4195
Contact: (425) 235-2465
lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0128.pdf
ctww.org

Program Hours Years
Carpenters 160 hours + 4 years
Maintenance Carpenters 160 hours + 4 years
Residential Carpenters 160 hours + 4 years
Scaffold Erector 160 hours + 4 years

Northwest Carpenter’s Institute (NWCI) Lathing, Acoustical, Drywall Systems (LADS) Apprenticeship

Justin McClendon, Coordinator
Carpenters Specialty Training Center
20474 72nd Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032
Contact: (253) 437-5235
lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0128.pdf
ctww.org

Program Hours Years
Acoustical Applicator 160 hours 3 years
Drywall System Installer 160 hours 3 years
Leather 160 hours 3 years
Residential Drywall Applicator 160 hours 3 years

Northwest Carpenter’s Institute (NWCI) Millwrights and Pile Drivers Apprenticeship

Justin McClendon, Coordinator
Carpenters Specialty Training Center
20474 72nd Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032
Contact: (253) 437-5235
lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0128.pdf
ctww.org

Program Hours Years
Millwright 160 hours 4 years
Pile Driver 160 hours 4 years

Pacific Maritime Institute 

Dale Bateman, Assistant Director
1729 Alaskan Way South, Seattle, WA 98134
Contact: (206) 441-2880
mitags-pmi.org

Program Hours Years
Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch 811 hours 2 years

Seattle Area Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers JATC

Larry Nettekoven, Director
Renton Technical College
3000 NE Fourth Street, Bldg. L, Renton, WA 98056-4195
Contact: (425) 235-7827
lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0080.pdf

Program Hours Years
Heat and Frost Insulator/Asbestos Worker 160 hours 5 years
Fire Stop Containment Worker 144 hours 4 years

Seattle Area Roofers Apprenticeship Committee

Gregg Gibeau, Director
2800 First Avenue, Room 321, Seattle, WA 98121-1114
Contact: (206) 728-2777
lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0113.pdf

Program Hours Years
Roofer 168 hours 2 years

Western Washington Plasterers JATC

Rosie Bernard, Director
Renton Technical College
3000 NE Fourth Street, Bldg. E, Renton, WA 98056-4195
Contact: (425) 235-7879
lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0106.pdf

Program Hours Years
Plasterer 144 hours + 3.5 years

Western Washington Stationary Engineers Apprenticeship Committee

Christian Dube, Training Coordinator
18 E St. S.W., Auburn, WA 98001
Contact: (253) 351-0184
lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0227.pdf
iuoe286.org

Program Hours Years
Facilities Custodial Technician 144 hours 2 years
Facilities Maintenance Mechanic 144 hours 4 years
Gardener/Maintenance Specialist 144 hours 2 years
Stationary Engineer 144 hours 4 years

Multi-Occupational Trades Degree

General Occupational Degree

Associate of Applied Science Degree

This degree is an option for apprentices who have graduated from Renton Technical College in apprenticeship programs of at least 432 classroom hours and 6,000 on-the-job training hours in construction and machining trades. For the maritime industry, this degree is an option for apprentices graduating from RTC in apprenticeship programs of at least 811 classroom hours and 3,000 on-the-job training hours. The following programs are eligible:

  • Ardagh Group
  • Carpenters
  • Fire Stop Containment Workers
  • LADS
  • Machinists
  • Millwrights 
  • Officers in Charge of Navigational Watch
  • Pile Drivers
  • Plumbers
  • Plasterers
  • Refrigeration
  • Stationary Engineers 

Completion of a registered apprenticeship program affiliated with Renton Technical College, including documentation such as apprenticeship completion certificate from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

Apprentices must have completed at least 25% of their coursework at RTC. Apprentices may begin taking general education coursework before, during, or after their apprenticeship.

See a counselor if you have transferable credits from other colleges.

Requirements for AAS Degree

Course # Course Title Credits
  Apprenticeship Hours 60
AMATH 185 Applied Algebra for Business and Industry 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition 5
or ENGL& 101 English Composition  
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
  Total 90