Thank you for visiting American Trade Secrets to explore new career opportunities with our educational programs. ATS is an custom curriculum that is designed for building contractors to study, learn, apply and grow. Our classes are structured into modules or phases of building when subject matter is taught.

If you select a course that you are interested in taking, you will be able to review the syllabus for that course to make sure it is right for you. If you register for a class that is taught at Oregon State University or Linn Benton Community College, you will receive a confirmation email with the proof of purchase, classroom ID and parking instructions for the course held.

Completing course curriculum will earn graduates credit towards maintaining their Oregon CCB and/or LCB contractors license continuing education requirements. Using industry best practice standards, ATS has developed a diversified learning curriculum.

We utilize videography training engaged with electronic assessment technology, on-site hands on building workshop training, and classroom setting business courses. As you complete classes you will be learning and engaging in actions that will challenge and push you to grow new skills. Throughout this process you will have guidance and mentorship until you learn the curriculum and succeed.

Register for courses today to learn the art of contracting, and become apart of our mission of developing a stronger workforce in your community!

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American Trade Secrets Campus

American Trade Secrets Training Campus is located at First Eden in Albany, OR. Here students will learn and practice building skills that will develop their career.

From excavation to finished product, we teach the principles and fundamentals of the building process. We welcome all to apply for our programs and submit formal resumes during course registration. We will work with each active student to create an individual plan for their desired future.

Students can register for ATS courses through this website in our course catalog below. Student can also apply through the Oregon CCB and LCB list of approved CEH classes by selecting the desired licensing board below:

Current American Trade Secrets Courses 2023-2024

Join American Trade Secrets below to start earning State of Oregon Approved CCB and LCB CEH credit with our curriculum today!


SRA2579/2635 – CBA 975: Complete Contractor Series

Approved for Oregon CCB/LCB CEH 11/17 Credit Hour Live Course. This is a business administrations course that will be offered at LBCC and OSU in the Winter of 2024′. On campus there will be a series of modules taught in a classroom setting, teaching business administration and entrepreneurship for contractors.

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SRA2610 CTS-745: Fundamentals of Hardscaping

Approved for Oregon LCB and CCB CEH 16 Credit Hour Live Course. This is an onsite building workshop that will offered on the American Trade Secrets Campus. Here you will learn the basics and intermediate skills sets for designing and building outdoor hardscapes.

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SRA2474 Module 10.3: Engineering a Segmental Retaining Wall

 2 Hours

Approved Oregon LCB and CCB CEH 2 Credit Hour Online Course. Learn the fundamentals of basic segmental retaining wall installation. Using industry standard development techniques, this course will help you understand the phonics of retaining walls.

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ATS Vision Scholarship Matching Challenge 2023-2024

American Trade Secrets has partnered with the Department of Human Services to provide career training and mentoring to low income and foster families of Oregon. Our business administration and trade courses are FAFSA approved for the 2023-2024 school year and we are actively fundraising for contracting student scholarships.

American Trade Secrets has put together a community matching challenge. For every dollar that is donated to the ATS Vision Fund, American Trade Secrets will match 1:1 of the donated amount in tuition scholarships.

Example: When a business or community member donates $1,000.00, then American Trade Secrets will MATCH $1,000.00 in scholarships to scholarship recipients. Giving the candidates a total $2,000.00 award funded towards the scholarship recipients tuition expenses.

Any amount donated will be matched to provide a greater impact for scholarship recipients. All donations are tax deductible and are used to help fund tuition and program expenses.

With the contributions of the business donors below, it will now be possible for scholarship recipients to participate in our curriculum tuition free. This provides recipients with a unique hands on building experience that shapes the foundation of their future.

Click on our donors logo banners to learn more about their business and how they can support your goals.

Contributing Business Partners to the ATS Vision Scholarship:

If you are seeking a to make a difference in someone’s life this year, please consider supporting American Trade Secrets mission. There are many good reasons to donate or volunteer, we invite you to contact us to discuss how you can be apart of our journey.

For more detailed information about our scholarship fund, please visit the ATS Partnership page!

To contribute directly, use the secure donation form below!

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