Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Certificate Description

The Apprenticeship Program is excellent for those individuals who have an interest in expanding their knowledge as it relates to their individual trade.

Students may train for Apprenticeship status in: Electrician, HVAC, Plumbing and Other upon request. Areas of emphasis are national and state code, material requirements, practical mathematics required in the trade, and other essential subject areas.

The apprenticeship program is composed of two parts: (1) on-the-job training provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft, and (2) classroom-related instruction designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to four years, depending upon the craft.

The State of Utah rules can be viewed through the link: State of Utah Licensing – Electrical or State of Utah Licensing – Plumbing

Bridgerland Technical College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for the Apprenticeship Program. Bridgerland Technical College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, a student should contact their employer’s training director or the Apprenticeship Office. For additional information concerning the Apprenticeship Program, please contact the Apprenticeship Office at (435) 750-3255.

Apprentices must register with the Utah State Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, (801) 530-6628 or (801) 530-6436; dpl.utah.gov.

The courses are divided into two 90-hour sessions beginning in September and ending in December, then beginning again in January and ending in April.

Downloads: Apprenticeship Enrollment Packet

Certificate Courses

Certificate Requirements

To increase the opportunity for success in Bridgerland Technical College Apprenticeship program, students must take Bridgerland Technical College’s assessment test prior to enrolling in the program. This is part of our Career Ready Program: Career Ready Math (4), Locating Info (4), Reading (4). Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.

Please Note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 1210 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) average employment growth is projected. Job opportunities are expected to be very good, especially for workers with welding experience.

Employment of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is expected to grow 10 percent between 2006 and 2016, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for plumbers will stem from new construction and building renovation. Bath remodeling, in particular, is expected to continue to grow and create more jobs for plumbers. In addition, repair and maintenance of existing residential systems will keep plumbers employed. Demand for pipefitters and steamfitters will be driven by maintenance and construction of places such as powerplants, water and wastewater treatment plants, office buildings, and factories, with extensive pipe systems. Growth of pipelayer jobs will stem from the building of new water and sewer lines and pipelines to new oil and gas fields. Demand for sprinklerfitters will increase because of changes to State and local rules for fire protection in homes and businesses.

Job opportunities are expected to be very good, as demand for skilled pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is expected to outpace the supply of workers well trained in this craft in some areas. Some employers report difficulty finding workers with the right qualifications. In addition, many people currently working in these trades are expected to retire over the next 10 years, which will create additional job openings. Workers with welding experience should have especially good opportunities. Traditionally, many organizations with extensive pipe systems have employed their own plumbers or pipefitters to maintain equipment and keep systems running smoothly. But, to reduce labor costs, many of these firms no longer employ full-time, in-house plumbers or pipefitters. Instead, when they need a plumber, they rely on workers provided under service contracts by plumbing and pipefitting contractors.

Construction projects generally provide only temporary employment. When a project ends, some pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters may be unemployed until they can begin work on a new project, although most companies are trying to limit these periods of unemployment to retain workers. In addition, the jobs of pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are generally less sensitive to changes in economic conditions than jobs in other construction trades. Even when construction activity declines, maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement of existing piping systems, as well as the increasing installation of fire sprinkler systems, provide many jobs for pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters.

When Can I Start?

Classes start in August. Please see Apprenticeship Enrollment Packet above.

Is There Financial Aid?

No

Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due upfront?

Students are required to pay tuition and fees prior to starting the class.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$310/Semester - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.


Pell Eligible: No

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Tuition is due upon enrollment.

Estimated Books & Supplies

Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen.
Click here for books and supplies details (ISBN/edition).

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - West

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
720 Hours - 4 Years
Hours per Week
6
Certificate Availability
Variable. Check Class Schedule.

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 65%
Job Placement: 100%
Withdrawal: 35%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus 

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus 

In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Main Office
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016