rap center

Snohomish County's only state-recognized construction trades pre-apprenticeship school serving high school juniors, seniors, and Everett Community College students.


VISION: RAP graduates will lead and shape the future of building and construction trades.

Are you looking for a career instead of a minimum-wage job when you graduate? Are you considering a career in the construction trades? Then you have come to the right place...keep reading.

Trained professionals are needed to build homes, offices, high-rises, roads, and bridges. These projects are essential to everyday life and require hundreds of skilled workers trained in more than 20 different building trades. Examples include carpenters, cement masons, electricians, ironworkers, laborers, pipefitters, sheet metal workers, sprinkler fitters, and more.


RAP provides a unique learning experience. You'll gain hands-on and classroom experience in multiple trades, allowing you to decide which trade career to pursue after graduation. Successful completion of RAP can help you on the apprenticeship pathway to becoming a trained professional in the construction trades. You do not need previous experience. RAP instructors will help you build a competitive resume, connect with tradespeople in Snohomish County looking to hire skilled RAP graduates, and teach you what you need to know to get started.

MISSION: RAP engages, inspires, and prepares each student to achieve high standards through rich and relevant educational experiences in building and construction trades.

Equivalency Credits:

RAP, a CTE course, certifies that the delineated quantity of equivalency instruction is embedded in the curriculum of the programs listed below for successful completion of an entire school year of the program. Please note: It is the decision of the student's sending district which three credits shall be applied and whether to accept RAP equivalency credits.

Regional Apprenticeship Pathways (RAP) Program

State Approved Credit: English

Locally Approved Credit: P.E.

State Approved Credit: Lab Science

State Approved Credit: 3rd Year Math

Regional Apprenticeship Pathways 1





Regional Apprenticeship Pathways 2






College Credits in Manufacturing Employment Readiness MFG T 102 (RAP 1 = 12 cr.), or MFG T 100 (RAP 2 = 5 cr.), are awarded to students earning a final grade of B or better. Credits are awarded by Everett Community College and cover the knowledge and skills required for many entry-level positions in diverse workplace scenarios. Content includes a survey of mechanical concepts, precision measurement, blueprint reading, quality assurance, workforce skills/communication, ergonomics, lean manufacturing, and sustainable business practices.


Upon successful completion of the RAP program and required testing, graduates may earn certifications in:

  • Core Plus Construction

  • First Aid CPR/AED

  • Manufacturing Employment Readiness 

  • OSHA

Students from partner school districts across Snohomish County and EvCC.

Provided by most districts

Marysville Pilchuck High School campus

AM and PM sessions are available. See school counselor to get started!  


Career possibilities for successful RAP graduates are only limited by imagination. Many jobs RAP students are preparing for may not yet exist. RAP students gain hands-on experience in many trades, some of which include carpentry, electrical, plumbing, sprinkler fitting, welding, sheet metal, masonry, and labor.

Trade Partners:

Iron Workers Local 86




International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers


Northwest Washington Electrical JATC Logo

Sprinklefitters Seattle, WA

Plumbers and Pipefitters UA 32 Logo


School Partners:

Everett Community College and the following school districts: Arlington, Darrington, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Marysville, Stanwood-Camano, and Sultan. 



Marysville School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 

The following Marysville School District employees/departments are designated to address questions and complaints of discrimination:

Civil Rights: Executive Director of Equity and Family Engagement

Gender Inclusivity: Executive Director of Equity and Family Engagement

Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying

Employees: Executive Director of Human Resources

Students: Director of Student Safety and Security

Title IX: Executive Director of Human Resources

Section 504 and ADA: Executive Director of Special Education and Student Services

Discrimination and discriminatory harassment may be reported to any school staff member or the district employee/department listed above by phone at (360) 965-0000. You also have the right to file a written complaint. Address: 4220 80th Street NE, Marysville, WA 98270.