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 a work force training concept, which 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.
Elizabeth Hall, Coordinator, Apprenticeship Programs