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Apprenticeship: Operating Engineers (AOE)

​​​Division of Business and Career Technical Education
​Interim Dean:
Elizabeth Arteaga​
Location:U-83
Phone:(714) 628-4883

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Operating Engineers Construction Safety Inspector provide the related and supplemental instruction required for state indentured operating engineer apprentices. Construction Safety Inspectors perform the equipment and jobsite inspections that ensure safe and proper procedures and regulations are being followed. Interested apprentices should contact the Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status, and OSHA 10, OSHA 30, CPR and First Aid certification.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Operating Engineers Heavy Duty Repairer provide the required related and supplemental instruction for state-indentured operating engineer apprentices. Interested apprentices should contact the Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Operating Engineers Heavy Equipment/Landscape Operator Engineer provide the related and supplemental instruction required for state-indentured apprentices. Heavy equipment/landscape operator engineers are highly trained, skilled professionals who operate heavy construction equipment on high-rise buildings, roads,and freeways. Interested apprentices should contact the Operating Engineers Apprenticeship Training Trust and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Operating Engineers Plant Equipment/Rock, Sand and Gravel provide the required related and supplemental instruction for state-indentured operating engineer apprentices. Interested apprentices should contact the Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Operating Engineers Special Inspector provide the required related and supplemental instruction for state-indentured operating engineer apprentices. Interested apprentices should contact the Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status.