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Apprenticeship Programs

Embark on an enriching journey towards your career goals through our apprenticeship programs. Gain invaluable hands-on experience in your chosen field while refining your skills in a supportive learning environment. Explore the opportunities available to you and take the first step towards a successful career today.

Our Available Apprenticeship Programs

Applying for an apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity to kickstart your career journey while gaining valuable hands-on experience in your chosen field. Take the first step towards your future success by exploring our available apprenticeship programs and applying today.

To apply to an apprenticeship program, please visit the links below:

To inquire for more information, please contact the BICET Dean’s Office at 619-388-3488


The apprenticeship training program provides an opportunity for a balanced approach of on-the-job training and related technical instruction to achieve the position of journey person in one of the state-approved programs. The length of 
the program depends on the trade selected and can range from two to five years. The program encourages the transfer of skills and knowledge from master journeyperson to apprentices to further employment potential in their trade. The California state system was established in 1939 with the passage of the Shelley-Maloney Apprenticeship Labor Standards Act. This act established the California Apprenticeship Council as the policy-making body; named the State Director of Industrial Relations as the administrator of apprenticeship; authorized the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) to approve training standards and provide assistance in the development of apprenticeship programs; and assigned responsibility for related and supplemental training to state and local boards responsible for vocational education.

Affirmative Action Statement

The Apprenticeship Committees for whom the District provides related and supplemental instruction have indicated they do not and will not discriminate against any employee or against any applicant for employment because of age, race, color, religion, handicap, ancestry, sex, or national origin.

Admission To The Program

Indenture in a state-approved apprenticeship program is a required prerequisite to enroll in the apprenticeship related and supplemental classes. Applicants for apprenticeship should contact the employer, program coordinator, or labor union listed before each program in the apprenticeship course description section of the catalog. Each of the individual programs listed in the apprenticeship course description section of this catalog is administered by an apprenticeship committee made up of member representatives from the respective trades or industries. This committee serves as the approval body for all apprenticeship matters relating to the particular trade. See our website for more information:

To be part of the program, you'll maintain the required work hours with good standing in your apprenticeship classes.You must be 18 years of age or older and you must also have a high school diploma or GED. Depending upon your individual situation, you can earn either a certificate or an associate degree.

Completion Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements listed, each apprentice must complete the prescribed number of hours of training during the period of the apprenticeship program as approved by the apprenticeship committee to receive the certificate of achievement or two-year degree.

Only the apprenticeship programs offered through SDCC earn college credit. To learn about our apprenticeship programs, check out our college catalog.

Not sure what to do about an Apprenticeship? We have counseling available to help you find your direction. You can do online counseling too.