Registered Apprenticeships, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

This program listing focuses on apprenticeships in building and construction trades.  There are also non-traditional apprenticeships in industry sectors such as manufacturing and health care that are associated with other program listings. Each apprenticeship program varies in its course sequence, number of years, and number of training hours/year required for completion. Apprenticeship opportunities involve paid employment and structured education that will lead to higher salary, greater skill and the possibility of earning a degree. Apprentices are selected by the apprenticeship sponsor. When apprentices are accepted into the program, they begin taking classes through CCBC and working full-time under the supervision of a trained journeyperson. It is not necessary to be employed when applying; many programs will dispatch apprentices to a participating employer once they are selected for admission.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. obtain and demonstrate the skills necessary to successfully complete work at the journeyperson level;

2. demonstrate appropriate safety protocols and practices while working on a job site;

3. increase confidence and competency in the specified trade; and

4. upon obtaining the journeyperson status, be able to provide training and oversight for apprentices.

Program Credentials

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential: Students will receive a journey certificate from the Maryland Department of Labor.

Note: Many apprenticeship programs in construction trades have additional certifications, such as OSHA 10 or 30, First Aid/CPR, and other trade-specific certifications. Some programs also require passing a state licensing exam, depending on the trade.

Certifying Organization:  Maryland Department of Labor

Apprenticeship Sponsors

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

The following is a list of apprenticeship sponsors.  Contact them directly to learn about the application processes and timelines for the specific trade/craft of interest. 


Associated Builders and Contractors

Contact: Michelle Butt or Chris Hadfield, 410-821-0351

Carpenter 4-year program; 156 hours/year of related instruction

Electrician 4-year program; 156 hours/year of related instruction

HVAC 4-year program; 156 hours/year of related instruction

Pipe Fitter, 4-year program; 156 hours/year of related instruction

Plumber 4-year program; 156 hours/year of related instruction

Sheet Metal 4-year program; 156 hours/year of related instruction

Sprinkler Fitter 4-year program; 156 hours/year of related instruction


Baltimore Electricians JATC, Local Union #24

Contact: Neil Wilford, Jr., 410-247-3313

5-year program; 180 hours/year in Years 1 & 2; 200 hours/year for Years 3-5; 960 hours total


Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 24

Contact: James Hoos, 301-498-9162

4-year academic program with fifth year of hands-on programming

152 hours in Year 1; 280 hours in Year 2; 132 hour in Year 3; 180 hours in Year 4; 744 hours total


Independent Electrical Contractors

Contact: Ed Hersl, 800-470-3013 or 301-621-9545

4-year program; 165 hours/year of related instruction


Ironworkers Local Union #568

Contact: Gary Armstrong, 301-599-0940

4-year program; 208 hours in Year 1; 205 hours in Year 2; 204 hours in Years 3-4; 821 hours total


Machinists (Various employers)

Contact: 443-840-4401

3-year program; 135-180 hours/year of related instruction


Maryland Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors

Contact: Diane Kastner, 410-461-5977

4-year program; 165 hours/year of related instruction


Mid-Atlantic Carpenters Training Centers Local Union #101

Contact: Robert Eaton, 410-737-9670

Carpenters 4-year program; 160 hours/year of related instruction

Millwright 5-year program; 160 hours/year of related instruction

Pile Driving 4-year program; 160 hours/year of related instruction

Trade Show 3-year program; 160 hours/year of related instruction


Operating Engineers Local Union #37

Contact: Charlie McGee, 443-242-6280

3-year program; 268 hours/year of related instruction


Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union #486

Contact: Ronald Schell, 410-866-5313

5-year program; average of 250 per year; 1257 hours total


Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #100

Contact: John Dumler or John Wilson, 301-568-8655

5-year program; 46 hours in Year 1; 162 hours in Year 2; 192 hours in Years 3-5 of related instruction

Additional Information

Career Opportunities

Journey-level tradespeople have the opportunity to work all over the country or the world. They can also become supervisors, owners, inspectors and instructors.

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Candice Edwards | | 443-840-4422 | Catonsville | BESS | 100K

Administrative Assistant: Jackie Gibson | | 443-840-4561 | Catonsville | BESS | 100