Program Outline & Wage Schedule

Apprentices accepted junior year of high school:

Initial Summer
(Pre-Apprenticeship)
Six Weeks On The Job Training (40 hrs/week)
Two RCC Classes
Paid a total of 40 hours per week
$11 per hour
1st Year
High School Senior Year
Year 1 Apprentice
Half-day High School
Half-day On The Job Training (20 hrs/week)
Two RCC Classes
$12 per hour
1st Year Post High SchoolYear 2 Apprentice (Paid for 40 hour week)
80% On The Job Training, 20% RCC Classes
$13 per hour
2nd Year Post High SchoolYear 3 Apprentice (Paid for 40 hour week)
80% On The Job Training, 20% RCC Classes
$14-$16 per hour
3rd Year Post High SchoolYear 4 Apprentice (Paid for 40 hour week)
80% On The Job Training, 20% RCC Classes
$15.30-$18 per hour
Upon RCC graduation and completion of Journeyworker credential, apprentices will make a minimum of $18-$21.18 per hour.

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Apprentices accepted senior year of high school:

Initial Summer
(Pre-Apprenticeship)
Six Weeks On The Job Training/Work, (40 hrs/week)
Two RCC Classes
$11 per hour
1st Year Post High SchoolYear 1 Apprentice (Paid for 40 hour week)
80% On The Job Training/Work, 20% RCC Classes
$12 per hour
2nd Year Post High SchoolYear 2 Apprentice (Paid for 40 hour week)
80% On The Job Training/Work, 20% RCC Classes
$13 per hour
3rd Year Post High SchoolYear 3 Apprentice (Paid for 40 hour week)
80% On The Job Training/Work, 20% RCC Classes
$14-$16 per hour
4th Year Post High SchoolYear 4 Apprentice (Paid for 40 hour week)
80% On The Job Training/Work, 20% RCC Classes
$15.30-$18 per hour
Upon RCC graduation and completion of Journeyworker credential, apprentices will make a minimum of $18-$21.18 per hour.

Benefits:

  • College tuition, books, and fees covered (no cost to the student) towards their Associate Degree at RCC
  • 4 years of paid work experience in their career field, along with other employer benefits like insurance, retirement, paid vacation, education tuition reimbursement for those seeking higher credentials/degree, etc. (benefits vary per employer)
  • Nationally recognized credential upon completion (if earned)
  • Full employment opportunities upon completion, earning no less than $18-$21.18 per hour with the apprentice’s current employer

Earning Potential

Apprentices in our program have a financial advantage over traditional students because of their earning potential beginning in high school. Apprentices are compensated for on-the-job training while earning the A.A.S. degree. (Apprentices who are high school grads will also be paid “seat time” for their college classes.) Yes- you get paid at work and for your time in class at RCC!