Oct 18, 2018  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
  
College Catalog 2017-2018

Apprenticeship Programs


 

Numerous apprenticeship programs are affiliated with Renton Technical College. Apprenticeship programs offer the opportunity to “earn while you learn.” Apprentices typically work fulltime in their field, while attending school a few weeks/year or a few nights/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, Saint Gobain Container Company, 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 go to: lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/pubs/appcat.pdf

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.

Renton Technical College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Multi-Occupational Trades. This degree is an option for apprentices who have graduated from Renton Technical College in apprenticeship programs of at least 432 classroom hours and 6000 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 3000 on-the-job training hours. For more information on degree requirements, refer to the General Education classes in this Catalog or call Student Services at (425) 235-5840.

Apprenticeship Partner Programs

Carpenters-Employers Apprenticeship and Training Trust

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

Carpenters 160 hours + 4 years
Maintenance Carpenters 160 hours + 4 years
Residential Carpenters 160 hours + 4 years
Scaffold Erector 160 hours + 4 years

Seattle Area Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Apprenticeship Committee

Doug Steinmetzer, 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

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

Cement Masons & Plasterers Training Trust of Washington

Joe Hannan, 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

Plasterer 144 hours + 3.5 years

Washington State UBC Lathers, Acoustical, Drywall Systems (LADS) Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

Thomas Barrett, Director
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

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

Washington State UBC JATC-Millwrights and Pile Drivers

Thomas Barrett, Director
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

Millwright 160 hours 4 years
Pile Driver 160 hours 4 years

Seattle Area Pipe Trades Plumbers and Steamfitters Apprenticeship

P.J. Moss, Director
Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Center
595 Monster Road S.W., Renton, WA 98055
Contact: (425) 271-5900
lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0115.pdf
seattlepipetrades.org

Housing Plumber 250 hours 3 years
Service Maintenance Plumber/Steamfitter 250 hours 5 years
Marine Pipefitter 250 hours 3 years
Steamfitter 250 hours 5 years
Plumber 250 hours 5 years

Western Washington Stationary Engineers Apprenticeship and Custodial Apprenticeship

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

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

Pacific Maritime Institute

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

Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch 811 hours 2 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

Roofer 168 hours 2 years

Ardagh Group Apprenticeship

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

Maintenance Mechanic/Repairer 144 hours + 4 years
Mold Maker 144 hours + 4 years

Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

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

Machinist 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
Heat and Frost Insulators
LADS
Machinists
Millwrights 

Officers in Charge of Navigational Watch
Pile Drivers
Pipefitters
Plumbers
Plasterers
Refrigeration
Stationary Engineers 

Requirements

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.

Multi- Occupational Trades Requirements for AAS Degree

Course # Course Title Credits
AMATH 185 Applied Algebra for Business and Industry 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition OR 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition  
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
  Total 20