Program Outline & Wage Schedule

Apprentices accepted junior year of high school:

Initial SummerSix Week Pre-Apprenticeship (40-hrs/week)
Two RCC Classes
$9 per hour
High School Senior YearYear 1 Apprentice
Half-day High School
Half-day Work On-Site (20-hrs/week)
Two RCC Classes
$10 per hour
1st Year Post High SchoolYear 2 Apprentice (40-hour week)
80% Work On-Site, 20% RCC Classes
$11.50 per hour
2nd Year Post High SchoolYear 3 Apprentice (40-hour week)
80% Work On-Site, 20% RCC Classes
$13 per hour
3rd Year Post High SchoolYear 4 Apprentice (40-hour week)
80% Work On-Site, 20% RCC Classes
$14 per hour
Upon RCC graduation and completion of Journeyworker credential, apprentices will make a minimum of $16.47 per hour/ $34, 259 per year.

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Apprentices accepted senior year of high school:

Initial SummerSix Week Pre-Apprenticeship (40-hrs/week)
Two RCC Classes
$9 per hour
1st Year Post High SchoolYear 1 Apprentice (40-hour week)
80% Work On-Site, 20% RCC Classes
$10 per hour
2nd Year Post High SchoolYear 2 Apprentice (40-hour week)
80% Work On-Site, 20% RCC Classes
$11.50 per hour
3rd Year Post High SchoolYear 3 Apprentice (40-hour week)
80% Work On-Site, 20% RCC Classes
$13 per hour
4th Year Post High SchoolYear 4 Apprentice (40-hour week)
80% Work On-Site, 20% RCC Classes
$14 per hour
Upon RCC graduation and completion of Journeyworker credential, apprentices will make a minimum of $16.47 per hour/ $34, 259 per year.

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 $16.47 per hour, $34,259 per year 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!