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​​​​​Th​​e Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Carpentry Acoustical Installer provide the required related and supplemental instruction for interior systems apprentices in the technical skills required in the trade. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status. Interested apprentices should contact the Carpentry Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Carpentry Concrete are designed to provide the related and supplemental instruction required for carpentry apprentices. Concrete finishers place and finish concrete floors, driveways, sidewalks, curbs, bridge decks and other concrete structures. They apply architectural exposed, patterned or stamped, broomed and smooth finishes on concrete surfaces. They are skilled at repairing, waterproofing and restoring concrete surfaces. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status. Interested apprentices should contact the Carpentry Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.
Apprenticeship Carpentry-Drywall Finisher

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Carpentry Drywall Finisher are designed to provide related and supplemental instruction including the technical skills required in the trade. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status. Interested apprentices should contact the Carpentry Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.
Apprenticeship Carpentry-Drywall/Lather

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Carpentry Drywall/Lather provide the related and supplemental instruction required for interior systems apprentices. Drywall/Lathers install metal stud framing, drywall, and lath according to layout plans, blueprints, and specifications. They frame and construct walls and ceilings to the necessary height and dimensions, and complete the construction for the interior/exterior of a building including the heavy gage framing and application for the exterior of the project. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status. Interested apprentices should contact the Carpentry Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Carpentry Finish Carpentry provide the related and supplemental instruction required in the trade. Finish carpenters cut, shape and assemble wood products, including moldings, panels and furniture. They also fabricate store fixtures, which includes the use of metal, plastics, and glass. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status. Interested apprentices should contact the Carpentry Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Carpentry Framing provide related and supplemental instruction including the technical skills and knowledge required in the trade. Framers work primarily on residential sites installing floor joists, interior and exterior walls, and roof trusses. They may also install exterior doors and windows, cornices, outside wall trim, and roof coverings. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status. Interested apprentices should contact the Carpentry Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.​​

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Carpentry, Insulator provide the highest quality training to those interested in a career in the various carpentry fields. This training offers a pathway to career opportunities for the next generation of insulators to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing technology in our industry, while achieving broadly marketable skills.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Carpentry Pile Driverare designed to provide the required related and supplemental classroom instruction in the technical skills and knowledge required in the trade. Pile drivers work with pile-driving rigs--those big machines that look like cranes, but shake the ground as they drive metal, concrete or wood piling into the earth during the early stages of construction. Usually, pile drivers are the first workers at the construction site. They drive metal sheet piling to hold back the dirt during excavations. They drive concrete and metal piling as part of the foundation system upon which skyscrapers are built, and they drive wood and concrete piling to hold up docks, wharfs and bridges. In some cases they work on off-shore oil rigs and as commercial divers involved in underwater construction. Pile drivers are also required to install heavy timbers and weld or cut large metal beams. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status. Interested apprentices should contact the Carpentry Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Carpentry Plastering provide the required related and supplemental instruction for apprentice plasterers in the technical skills and knowledge required in the trade. Plasterers apply various wet materials over surfaces on both exterior and interior walls, ceilings and other surfaces in the construction industry. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status. Those interested should contact the Carpentry Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Carpentry Tilt-up are designed to provide related and supplemental instruction including the technical skills and knowledge required in the trade. Tilt-up apprentices work with slabs of concrete which, after attaining proper strength, are lifted (tilted) with a crane and set on prepared foundations to form the exterior walls of a building. The erected panels are temporarily braced, connected, and the joints between them caulked. Tilt-up workers may construct and attach the roof structure to the walls to complete the building shell. Tilt-up construction is used for nearly every type of one- to four-story building. Successful completion may result in journey worker status. Interested apprentices should contact the Carpentry Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Electricity Industrial provide the required related and supplemental instruction for state-indentured electrical inside wiremen apprentices. They install conduit, electrical wiring, fixtures and electrical apparatus inside commercial buildings and in a multitude of industrial settings. They use many different kinds of tools, ranging from simple one- and two-hand tools to power-assisted tools. Interested apprentices should contact the Orange County Electrical Apprenticeship Training Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status. Meets the state requirements as an electrician trainee program.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Electricity Intelligent Transportation Systems Electrician provide related and supplemental instruction for electrical apprentices. The program is designed to train apprentices in the process of planning, installing and maintaining intelligent transportation signal systems beginning with the rudimentary elements of construction housekeeping and safety, and then continuing on through the more advanced techniques of job planning, layout, installation and startup. Apprentices will learn to use the National Electrical Safety codes, Caltrans installation plans and specifications and IMSA standards and practices. Apprentices will receive hand-on training as well as instruction in electrical theory. Apprentices who successfully complete this program will be eligible for Intelligent Transportation Systems Electrician Journeyworker status. They will have the skills necessary to work for signatory Intelligent Transportation/Traffic Signal contractors and will be qualified to train apprentices.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Electricity Sound Installer provide related and supplemental instruction for electrical apprentices who have been recommended by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Interested apprentices should contact the committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College. Successful completion may lead to state journeyworker certification.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Electricity Sound Technician provide related and supplemental instruction for electrical apprentices who have been recommended by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Interested apprentices should contact the committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College. Successful completion may lead to state journeyworker certification.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Electricity Industrial provide the required related and supplemental instruction for state-indentured electrical inside wiremen apprentices. They install conduit, electrical wiring, fixtures and electrical apparatus inside commercial buildings and in a multitude of industrial settings. They use many different kinds of tools, ranging from simple one- and two-hand tools to power-assisted tools. Interested apprentices should contact the Orange County Electrical Apprenticeship Training Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College. Successful completion may result in journeyworker status. Meets the state requirements as an electrician trainee program.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Electricity Intelligent Transportation Systems Electrician provide related and supplemental instruction for electrical apprentices. The program is designed to train apprentices in the process of planning, installing and maintaining intelligent transportation signal systems beginning with the rudimentary elements of construction housekeeping and safety, and then continuing on through the more advanced techniques of job planning, layout, installation and startup. Apprentices will learn to use the National Electrical Safety codes, Caltrans installation plans and specifications and IMSA standards and practices. Apprentices will receive hand-on training as well as instruction in electrical theory. Apprentices who successfully complete this program will be eligible for Intelligent Transportation Systems Electrician Journeyworker status. They will have the skills necessary to work for signatory Intelligent Transportation/Traffic Signal contractors and will be qualified to train apprentices.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Electricity Sound Installer ​​provide related and supplemental instruction for electrical apprentices who have been recommended by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Interested apprentices should contact the committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College. Successful completion may lead to state journeyworker certification.​

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Electricity Sound Technician provide related and supplemental instruction for electrical apprentices who have been recommended by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Interested apprentices should contact the committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College. Successful completion may lead to state journeyworker certification.​​

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice I and II provide the related and supplemental instruction required for Metropolitan Water District (MWD) Maintenance Mechanic apprentices who have been selected by the apprenticeship committee. Those interested should contact the Maintenance Mechanic apprenticeship committee or the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Carpentry Millwrighting provide the required related and supplemental classroom instruction in the technical skills and knowledge required in the trade for state-indentured apprentices. The work of the Millwright involves installing conveyor systems, escalators, gas and steam turbines, and generators. Millwrights install and do maintenance on machinery in factories and do much of the precision work in nuclear power plants. Skilled construction Millwright mechanics study and interpret prints or working drawings, and then apply their knowledge and expertise to move, assemble, and erect machinery and rotating equipment. Interested apprentices should contact the Millwright Apprenticeship and Training Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.

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.​

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship for Power Lineman ​provide the required related and supplemental instruction for power lineman apprentices. The work of the power lineman involves installing and maintaining power poles, erecting steel towers, stringing wire, building substations, climbing power poles and installing underground and street lighting systems. It’s highly skilled work that requires a great deal of concentration, dexterity, and knowledge. Interested apprentices should contact the California- Nevada Joint Apprentice Training Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Surveying Chainman prepare students for a career in surveying and provide the related and supplemental instruction required for apprentice surveyors. Successful completion leads to journeyworker certification. Employers include land surveying and civil engineering firms, and general construction contractors throughout Southern California. Those interested should contact the Southern California Surveying Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.

The Associate of Science degree and Certificate of Achievement in Apprenticeship Surveying Chief of Party  ​prepare students for career advancement in surveying. If combined with appropriate field experience, completion of the program may lead to employment as party chief and eventually to professional California state licensing as a land surveyor. The Chief of Party leads the work of a survey party in surveying Earth’s surface to determine precise locations and measurements. They are responsible for checking the accuracy of the survey party’s work, making accurate measurements, and solving survey problems. Those interested should contact the Southern California Surveying Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprenticeship Office at Santiago Canyon College.