General Information

Apprenticeship is designed to prepare individuals, often high school graduates, and produce highly qualified and well-trained workers who have solid knowledge as well as specific, technical job skills for occupations including but not limited to the skilled trades and crafts. CCSF offers several Apprenticeship programs across multiple sectors including pre-apprenticeship.

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                             Prog. Yrs.                                            Class Hrs.

APPR 9713                      Plastering Appr                         4                                              576

APPR 9714                      Plumber Appr                           5                                        1080–1296


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 Programs at (415) 452-5664.