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MA #1176 Metro Limited Building Maintenance Electrician JATC

The MA #1176 Metro Limited Building Maintenance Electrician JATC is registered to train apprentices in the Limited Building Maintenance (LBME) trade. The LBME program consists of 2,000 on-the-job training hours and one year of core classes. After the program, the apprentice would be eligible to test for their Limited Building Maintenance Electrician (BME) license. The BME license allows the holder to maintain, repair, and replace certain electrical installations required on the premises of commercial office buildings, buildings occupied by the state or a local government entity, or facilities designated by the Oregon Electrical and Elevator Board in electrical systems not exceeding 300 volts to ground. The installation of new electrical equipment is not allowed.

The MA #1176 JATC meets four times per year to conduct business. The Committee is governed by a policy document and a State-approved Standard for each trade. Please refer to the Standard for details about each program.

All apprenticeship classes are open enrollment and open to the general public who meet the required prerequisites. However, students are only eligible for a journey card or to sit for a licensing exam upon successful completion of a registered apprenticeship program as administered by a registered JATC. To officially register for and earn hours through an apprentice program, students must be currently employed and sponsored by an approved employer. PCC is not currently able to place students in employment for apprenticeship purposes.

Limited Building Maintenance Electrician apprentices take a core class every term (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) and must complete their OSHA 10 and Coyne 1st Aid Safety class before logging any on-the-job training hours. For LBME apprentices, Term 1 begins Fall term. However, an apprentice may begin their program at any term during the year. If an apprentice begins their program in a term when their core class is unavailable they must enroll in an approved elective from the training committee’s list of approved electives.

Booklists for all classes are available through the PCC Cascade Bookstore and may be purchased in person from the bookstore or online from the PCC bookstore or any online retailer.

LBME Apprentice class schedule


LBME Apprentice Class Schedule
Term New course name and number
First year
Term 1 (fall) CEU 925P: Coyne 1st Aid/CPR for Trades
ELT 120: OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training *
CEU 3965: Cultural Competency
APR 141: LBME: Electrical Theory Fundamentals
Term 2 (winter) APR 142: LBME: Electrical Code
Term 3 (spring) APR 143: LBME: AC Motors and Transformers
Term 4 (summer) APR 144: LBME: Luminaires, Switches and Equipment

* These courses must be completed before apprentices log any on-the-job (OJT) hours.