General Information

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 Relations California Apprenticeship Council awards a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship 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 9716 Roofing/Waterproofing Appr 3.5 378
  • 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 415-452-5664.