May 29, 2024  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Multi-Occupational Trades, AAS

General Occupational Degree

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 90 credits 

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. The following programs are eligible:

Carpenters Pile Drivers
Fire Stop Containment Workers Plasterers


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 may need to meet residency requirements (a certain percentage or number of credits completed 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.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements for AAS Degree

These are the standard requirements for the Associate of Applied Science.

General Education Suggestions for Carpenters, CWU Transfer Option

Carpenters apprentices can take advantage of RTC’s special agreement with Central Washington University (CWU) and their Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management (BAS-ITAM), with a Project Management specialization.

  • Related instruction CARP classes can earn up to 45 lower-division credits.
  • Apprentice work hours earn 14 credits of upper-division internship and elective credits.
  • General Education classes add 15 to 20 lower-division credits, depending on the level of mathematics completed.

The following classes are recommended for the AAS degree for the best transfer experience (at least 74 total credits towards the 180 required for the BAS degree). CWU requires a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higher for these four classes to qualify for their agreement.

Interested carpenters apprentices can learn more about the CWU ITAM partnership by speaking with an academic counselor or adviser.