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Plumbing Specialization, AAS

Location(s): Salem Campus

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Courses are limited to registered apprentices and are not open to the public. In addition to tuition, estimated costs for students who complete the entire four-year Apprenticeship Plumbing degree are $600 in program fees and $2,500 in universal fees. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 503.399.5018 for information onassistance with costs.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Construction Trades General Apprenticeship Certificate and/or AAS Degree, Plumbers Specialization should be able to:

  • Repair, install, and maintain a variety of building construction projects using trade-specific tools and techniques in compliance with building codes and OSHA regulations.
  • Complete three general education courses for the certificate or six courses for the AAS degree with a grade of C or better.

Getting Started

Plumber Apprenticeship Application Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • One year of high school algebra with grade “C” or better; or completion of MTH 060  (or higher) at Chemeketa; or placing into MTH 060  (or higher) on a college placement test.

Degree and Certificate Options

Construction Trades General Apprenticeship AAS, Plumber Specialization Requirements:

  • Journey-level status in the plumbing industry.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits at Chemeketa.
  • Complete the general education requirements for an AAS degree.
  • Complete a minimum of 90 approved credits; 22 credits are awarded for proof of journey-level status.

Construction Trades General Apprenticeship Certificate, Plumber Specialization requirements:

  • Journey-level status in the plumbing industry.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits at Chemeketa.
  • Complete the required 64 credit hours (12 hours of general education credits listed above plus 52 hours of plumbing trade-related coursework).

Construction Trades General Education

Digital Literacy Credit Hours: 3 *

Choose one of the following:

General Education Elective Credit Hours: 8 **

Any course of at least three credits totaling a minimum of 8 credits with a course number of 100 or above chosen from one of the following academic areas: ART, ASL, ATH, BI, CH, CLA, COMM, CIS, CS, ENG, FA, FR, GE, GEG, GEO, GS, HDF, HE, HOR, HPE, HST, HUM, JNL, JPN, MTH, MUS, NFM, OC, PE, PH, PHL, PS, PSY, RD, REL, RUS, SOC, SPN, SSC, SSP, WR, WS


Plus: Choose one area of specialization (HVAC/R Specialization, AAS Sheet Metal Specialization, AAS  or Plumbing Specialization, AAS )

+Meets related instruction requirement, see Degree and Certificate Types . For subject areas, see General Education .

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