Apprenticeship at NWCOC

Apprenticeship is the original 4-year degree. The apprenticeship programs at NW College of Construction combine paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction. The first thing that the college does for applicants to the apprenticeship program is place them in a job with a construction contractor (Training Agent). Yes, the college finds a construction job for you. Once hired by a Training Agent, your status changes from Applicant to Registered Apprentice, making you eligible to enroll as a student at the college and pursue the formal education associated with the construction craft of your choice. And the education is free; the construction industry pays for your tuition and books (exceptions apply in the HVAC and Sheet Metal programs).

Apprentices receive a paycheck, hands-on career training in the craft of their choice, a free education, and upon completion, apprentices receive nationally recognized industry certification as a master craftsperson (Journeyman). NW College of Construction provides its students with a practical foundation from which to launch their career or even start their own construction business.

Click on the photo of the construction craft of your choice to learn more about apprenticeship at NW College of Construction.

Why Choose the Northwest College of Construction?

The college is dedicated to helping students and lifelong learners build strong, successful careers. We are the only college able to provide students support throughout their entire career, with capabilities spanning apprenticeships through to business leadership. If you are looking to build a lifelong, rewarding career in the construction industry, NWCOC is the natural choice. See how we compare to more traditional educational pathways such as vocational school or technical college.

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