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Laborer Apprentice Program (Associate in Applied Science Degree)

60 credit hours.

This degree program is available only to students who have been admitted to the Illinois Laborers & Contractors program. For additional information concerning the Laborer Apprenticeship program, students should contact the Illinois Laborers & Contractors Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program at (217) 773-2741.

The Laborer Apprentice Associate in Applied Science degree program was established for the purpose of providing increased educational opportunities for laborer apprentices working towards their journeyman certification. The Associate of Applied Science degree program will add additional coursework in general education to help expand his or her Journeyperson education and training and the education component of the degree. He or she will also earn the Associate of Applied Science degree from Heartland Community College.

General Education Core Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
COMM 101 Introduction to Oral Communications 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
  MATH or TMAT Elective 4
  Physical Science Elective (Earth Science recommended) 4
  Social Science or Humanities Elective 3

Required Core:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ILAP 111 Craft Orientation and Safety Training 3
ILAP 112 Mason Tending 3
ILAP 113 Concrete Practices & Procedures 3
ILAP 114 Asphalt Technology and Construction 3
ILAP 121 Asbestos Abatement 3
ILAP 122 Principles of Pipelaying 3
ILAP 123 Introduction to Blueprint Reading 3
ILAP 131 Basic Surveying 3
ILAP 132 Bridge Construction 3
ILAP 133 AGC Hazardous Waste Worker 4
ILAP 211 Laborer Internship I 3
ILAP 221 Laborer Internship II 3
ILAP 231 Laborer Internship IIII 3
  Electives 3


Electives as approved by advisor or technology division.

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