An apprentice is someone who is learning a trade by working under the guidance of skilled workers, called journeyworkers. On-the-job training is part of all apprenticeships. You earn while you learn and are paid a wage from the first day you're hired. You're making money at no cost to you for the training. In addition to the on-the-job training, you will attend related and supplemental instruction in the classroom.
The Apprenticeship Program at Santiago Canyon College, in conjunction with various employers and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, offers training in the following programs:
- Carpentry-Acoustical Tile, Drywall/Lather, Drywall Finisher, Plastering
- Carpentry-Concrete, Finish Carpentry, Framing, Tilt-up
- Carpentry-Pile Driver
- Electrician-Inside Wireman, Sound Installer
- Maintenance Mechanic-I and II
- Operating Engineers-Heavy Equipment Operator, Heavy Duty Repair, Inspection, Rock Products Industry
- Power Lineman
- Surveying-Survey Chainman, Chief of Party
Our Apprenticeship Programs range in length from two years to five years. During this time, you will work full-time as a paid apprentice under the supervision of a journeyworker. You will receive raises in pay for each successful completed period of apprenticeship.
You will earn college credit for the related and supplemental classroom instruction you receive. Apprenticeship classes are exempt from regular college tuition and enrollment fees.
Upon successful completion, apprentices become journeyworkers and begin earning the journeyworker wage. You will receive a journeyworker Certificate and Card from the State of California. You may also be eligible for a degree or certificate from Santiago Canyon College.
Interested applicants should view the links above for training information and entrance procedures.