Apprenticeship Programs

CITC Apprenticeship Programs


Carpentry Program

Carpentry Apprentices will learn how to construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures for wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter’s hand tools and power tools through on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom training (related supplemental instruction (RSI)). The Carpentry Program requires 8,000 OJT hours and 640 RSI hours (160 per year) to complete.

Applications are accepted on Thursdays from 9a–12p at CITC’s office in Bellevue. If you live in Southwest Washington or east of the Cascades please call 877.428.0442 to for information on how to apply. To qualify for CITC’s carpentry program you must furnish the following documents:

  • Proof of age (must be 18 or older)
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED
  • Official transcript(s) showing courses and grades

  • After submitting the required documents listed above, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Apprenticeship Committee. If you pass the interview, you will be placed in an employment eligibility pool. Once you begin working for a participating employer, you become a CITC registered apprentice.

    Electrical: 01 Commercial Inside Wireman Program

    Commercial Inside Wireman Apprentices will learn how to install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that works is in accordance with relevant codes through on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom training (related supplemental instruction (RSI)). Work may involve: installation or service of street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. The Electrical Program requires 8,000 OJT hours and 800 RSI hours (200 per year) to complete.

    Applications are accepted on Thursdays from 9a–12p at CITC’s office in Bellevue. If you live in Southwest Washington or east of the Cascades please call 877.428.0442 to for information on how to apply. To qualify for CITC’s Commercial Inside Wireman Program you will need to show the following:

  • Proof of age (must be 18 or older)
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED
  • Official transcript(s) showing courses and grades
  • Algebra requirement of a ‘C’ average or better
  • Successfully complete the Scheig Test ($35) administered by CITC.

  • After submitting the required documents listed above, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Apprenticeship Committee. If you pass the interview, you will be placed in an employment eligibility pool. Once you begin working for a participating employer, you become a CITC registered apprentice.

    Electrical: 02 Residential Wireman Program

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    Electrical: 06 Low Energy/Sound & Communication Technician Program

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    Heavy Equipment Operators (HEO) Program

    HEO Apprentices will learn how to operate several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement through on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom training (related supplemental instruction (RSI)). Work may involve: repair and maintenance of equipment in addition to other duties. The HEO Program requires 6,000 OJT hours and 480 RSI hours (160 per year) to complete.

    Applications are accepted on Thursdays from 9a–12p at CITC’s office in Bellevue. If you live in Southwest Washington or east of the Cascades please call 877.428.0442 to for information on how to apply. To qualify for CITC’s HEO Program you will need to show the following:

  • Proof of age (must be 18 or older)
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED (a waiver for this is given if an applicant can show proof that they have 2 or more years of experience in the construction industry
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Successfully complete the Scheig Test ($35) administered by CITC.

    After submitting the required documents listed above, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Apprenticeship Committee. If you pass the interview, you will be placed in an employment eligibility pool. Once you begin working for a participating employer, you become a CITC registered apprentice.
  • HVAC Program

    HVAC Apprentices will learn how to install, service, and repair heating and air conditioning systems in residential and commercial establishments through on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom training (related supplemental instruction (RSI)). The HVAC Program requires 8,000 OJT hours and 800 RSI hours (200 per year) to complete.

    Applications are accepted on Thursdays from 9a–12p at CITC’s office in Bellevue. If you live in Southwest Washington or east of the Cascades please call 877.428.0442 to for information on how to apply. To qualify for CITC’s HVAC Program you will need to show the following:

  • Proof of age (must be 18 or older)
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED
  • Official transcript(s) showing courses and grades

  • After submitting the required documents listed above, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Apprenticeship Committee. If you pass the interview, you will be placed in an employment eligibility pool. Once you begin working for a participating employer, you become a CITC registered apprentice.

    Construction Craft Laborers Program

    Laborer Apprentices will perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. Laborers may operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. They may clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials.

    Laborer Apprentices will learn tasks related to their craft through on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom training (related supplemental instruction (RSI)). The Laborer Program requires 6,000 OJT hours and 480 RSI hours (160 per year) to complete.

    Applications are accepted on Thursdays from 9a–12p at CITC’s office in Bellevue. If you live in Southwest Washington or east of the Cascades please call 877.428.0442 to for information on how to apply. To qualify for CITC’s Construction Craft Laborers Program you must furnish the following documents:
  • Proof of age (must be 18 or older)
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED
  • Official transcript(s) showing courses and grades

  • After submitting the required documents listed above, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Apprenticeship Committee. If you pass the interview, you will be placed in an employment eligibility pool. Once you begin working for a participating employer, you become a CITC registered apprentice.

    Painting Program

    Painting Apprentices will learn how to paint walls, equipment, building, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, roller, and spray guns through on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom training (related supplemental instruction (RSI)). Work may involve: removal of old paint to prepare surface prior to painting, and mixing colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency. The Painting Program requires 6,000 OJT hours and 480 RSI hours (160 per year) to complete.

    Applications are accepted on Thursdays from 9a–12p at CITC’s office in Bellevue. If you live in Southwest Washington or east of the Cascades please call 877.428.0442 to for information on how to apply. To qualify for CITC’s Painting Program you must furnish the following documents:

  • Proof of age (must be 18 or older)
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED
  • Official transcript(s) showing courses and grades

  • After submitting the required documents listed above, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Apprenticeship Committee. If you pass the interview, you will be placed in an employment eligibility pool. Once you begin working for a participating employer, you become a CITC registered apprentice.

    Plumbing Program

    Plumbing Apprentices will learn how to assemble, install, and repair pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes through on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom training (related supplemental instruction (RSI)). The Plumbing Program requires 10,000 OJT hours and 864 RSI hours (216 per year) to complete.

    Applications are accepted on Thursdays from 9a–12p at CITC’s office in Bellevue. If you live in Southwest Washington or east of the Cascades please call 877.428.0442 to for information on how to apply. To qualify for CITC’s Plumbing Program you must furnish the following documents:

  • Proof of age (must be 18 or older)
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED
  • Official transcript(s) showing courses and grades
  • Algebra requirement of a ‘C’ average or better
  • Geometry requirement of a ‘C’ average or better
  • Successfully complete the Scheig Test ($35) administered by CITC.

    After submitting the required documents listed above, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Apprenticeship Committee. If you pass the interview, you will be placed in an employment eligibility pool. Once you begin working for a participating employer, you become a CITC registered apprentice.
  • Sheet Metal Program

    Sheet Metal Apprentices will learn to fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings through on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom training (related supplemental instruction (RSI)). Work may involve: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using a hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. The Sheet Metal Program requires 9,000 OJT hours and 800 RSI hours (200 per year) to complete.

    Applications are accepted on Thursdays from 9a–12p at CITC’s office in Bellevue. To qualify for CITC’s Sheet Metal Program you must furnish the following documents:

  • Proof of age (must be 18 or older)
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED
  • Official transcript(s) showing courses and grades
  • Successfully complete the Scheig Test ($35) administered by CITC.

    After submitting the required documents listed above, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Apprenticeship Committee. If you pass the interview, you will be placed in an employment eligibility pool. Once you begin working for a participating employer, you become a CITC registered apprentice.