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Apprenticeship and Journeyperson


Apprenticeship is a workforce training concept, which is designed to prepare individuals, generally high school graduates, and produce highly qualified and well trained workers who have solid knowledge as well as specific, technical job skills for occupations in the skilled trades and drafts.

The City College of San Francisco, in cooperation with the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards and local joint apprenticeship Committees, offers "related training" apprenticeship programs in designated trades or occupations. Apprenticeship on-the-job training is not offered by the College. Most apprenticeship programs are three to five years in length, similar to a four year bachelor's degree program.

Upon completion of an apprenticeship program, the State of California Department of Industrial Rrelations California Apprenticeship Council awards a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticehsip in the trade.

Course                        Occupation                                               Program Years                  Class Hours

APPR 9710                    Meat Cutting Appr                                      1                                      144

APPR 9713                    Plastering Appr                                          4                                      576

APPR 9714                    Plumbing Appr                                           5                                      1080-1296
APPR 9715                    Refrig/Air Con Appr                                    5                                      1080-1296

APPR 9720                    Stationary Engineering Appr                      4                                       670-864

Persons interested in seeking apprentice status and enrollment in apprenticeship "related training" classes listed in the catalog should contact the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards of the local sponsoring joint apprenticeship committee.

For further information, please call the CCSF Apprenticeship Program at (415) 550-4453.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify, describe, and demonstrate safety practices related to their specific work requirements in compliance with CAL OSHA and EPA Regulations.
  • Explain, demonstrate, and utilize the basic elements of industrial machinery and basic tools related to their trade.
  • Analyze, interpret, and apply concepts, measurements and codes related to their trade.
  • Apply problem-solving and analytical thinking skills in the maintenance, operation, testing, troubleshooting and repairs of equipment related to their trade.
  • Understand green technologies language according to (MITC)-the Minimum Industry Training Criteria, as it relates to their Trade.



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