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

Apprenticeship is designed to prepare individuals, generally a high school graduate, 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 crafts. Upon completion of an apprenticeship program, the State of California Department of Industrial Relations California Apprenticeship Council awards a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship in the trade.


Upon completion of the apprenticeship program 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 and demonstrate and utilize the basic elements as well as 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 related to their trade.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the industry required Federal trade license examination.
  • Understand green technologies language according to (MITC) - the minimum industry Training Criteria, as it relates to their Trade.