Apprenticeships

Associate Degrees

A.A. in Carpenter Apprenticeship

This program concentrates on training apprentices to the specific levels required for the construction industry and has been approved by the State of California Department of Apprenticeship Standards. Training emphasis includes safety, blueprint reading, residential and commercial construction processes, building codes, estimation, and various carpentry topics.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CARPT 107 Rigging 1.5
CARPT 110 Foundations and Floors 1.5
CARPT 112 Structural Framing 1.5
CARPT 114 Form Detailing, Construction & Erection 1
CARPT 120 Exterior Finish 1.5
CARPT 122 Interior Finish 1.5
CARPT 124 Commercial Door Hardware 1.5
CARPT 130 Layout/Leveling Construction Site Practice 1.5
CARPT 140 Interior Systems 1.3
CARPT 142 Engineered Structural Systems 1
CARPT 150 Concrete - Precast and Prestressed 1
CARPT 155 Commercial Concrete 1.5
CARPT 160 Blueprint Reading-Residential 1.3
CARPT 162 Blueprint Reading-Commercial 1.3
CARPT 170 Roof Framing 1
CARPT 180 Stair Building 1
CARPT 190 Introduction to Welding and Cutting 1
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
CARPT 298 Work Experience in Carpenters Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 37.9

The Carpenter Apprenticeship Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe working practices in a field construction environment.
  • demonstrate proper selection, use, care, preparation, and handling of the carpenter's tools of the trade.
  • analyze, interpret, and apply national building codes relating to carpentry.
  • analyze and interpret residential and commercial construction blueprints.
  • evaluate, layout, and construct various systems such as floor, wall, roof, and concrete form.
  • evaluate and layout a building site using architectural drawings.
  • calculate elevations by using an engineer's rod and various leveling devices.
  • estimate and order material for construction projects.
  • identify and select appropiate materials for each phase of construction.
  • develop interpersonal skills with customers, co-workers, and different trades-workers.
  • plan projects with given information such as blueprints, specifications, and contract documents.

Career Information

Upon completion of the Carpenter Apprenticeship degree, students may find employment in the following sectors: government, residential and commercial construction and maintenance, utilities, and facilities management. Students may also further their career as a licensed contractor.


A.A. in Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship

The Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship degree concentrates on training apprentices to the specific levels required for the construction industry and has been approved by the State of California Department of Apprenticeship Standards. Training emphasis includes safety, metal framing, blueprint reading, exterior/interior wall finishes, welding, residential and commercial construction process, building codes, estimation, and various construction topics.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
DRLTH 100 Introduction to the Trade 2
DRLTH 102 Basic Applications 1.5
DRLTH 105 Mathematics for Drywall/Lathers 2
DRLTH 110 Residential Metal Framing 1.5
DRLTH 112 Doors, Windows, Exterior Systems/Building Documents 1.5
DRLTH 120 Blueprint Reading I 1.5
DRLTH 121 Blueprint Reading II 1.5
DRLTH 122 Blueprint Reading III 1.5
DRLTH 130 Welding I 1.5
DRLTH 131 Welding II 1.5
DRLTH 140 Exterior/Advanced Fire Control System and Partitions 1.5
DRLTH 142 Exterior Systems and Trims 1.5
DRLTH 150 Interior Metal Lathing System, Sound Control 1.5
DRLTH 160 Ceilings, Shaft Protection and Demountable Partitions 1.5
DRLTH 162 Arches, Furring and Advanced Systems 1.5
DRLTH 170 Advanced Construction Techniques 1.5
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
DRLTH 298 Work Experience Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 41

The Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe working practices in a field construction environment.
  • demonstrate proper selection, use, care, preparation, and handling of the drywall/lathing craftsman's tools of the trade.
  • analyze, interpret, and apply national building codes relating to the drywall/lathing profession.
  • analyze and interpret residential commercial construction blueprints.
  • evaluate, layout, and construct various metal framing systems such as floor, wall, roof, and arches.
  • calculate elevations using various leveling devices.
  • identify and select appropriate material for each phase of construction.
  • estimate and order material for construction projects.
  • plan projects with given information such as blueprints, specifications, verbal and written information.

Career Information

Upon completion of the Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship degree, students may find employment in the following sectors: government, residential and commercial construction and maintenance, utilities, and facilities management. Students may further their career as a licensed contractor.


A.A. in Electrical Apprenticeship

This program provides instruction in the installation, operation, and maintenance of the electrical distribution systems in commercial and industrial sites. Topics include safety training, AC and DC electrical theory, metering, electronics, use of electrical codes, raceways, conductors, grounding, motors, transformers, fire alarm systems, fiber optics, instrumentation, building automation and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ELECT 110 Electrical Apprenticeship I 5
ELECT 111 Electrical Apprenticeship II 3
ELECT 120 Electrical Apprenticeship III 3
ELECT 121 Electrical Apprenticeship IV 3
ELECT 130 Electrical Apprenticeship V 3
ELECT 131 Electrical Apprenticeship VI 3.3
ELECT 140 Electrical Apprenticeship VII 3.3
ELECT 141 Electrical Apprenticeship VIII 3
ELECT 150 Electrical Apprenticeship IX 3
ELECT 151 Electrical Apprenticeship X 3
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
ELECT 298 Work Experience in Electricians Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 48.6

The Electrical Apprenticeship Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • apply commercial and industrial safety procedures on job sites.
  • analyze, interpret and apply national, state and local electrical codes.
  • apply mathematics in calculating AC and DC series, parallel, and combination circuits.
  • identify different wiring methods for conductors, cables, and conduits.
  • analyze functions of blueprints, specifications, schedules, addenda and revisions in construction.
  • describe the function, operation and characteristics of a system and individual components of the system such as burglar alarms, fire alarms, information transport, HVAC, etc.
  • describe functions of instrumentation in industrial process control systems.

Career Information

Upon completion of the electrical program, students may find employment in the following industry sectors: government, commercial and industrial construction and maintenance, utilities, and facilities management. Students may further their career as a licensed contractor.


A.A. in Ironworkers Apprenticeship

This program includes training for Field Ironworkers and Reinforcing Ironworkers, provided in major ironworker components to meet Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) guidelines.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
IW 100 Orientation and History of the Trade 1.5
IW 110 Mixed Base 1.5
IW 120 Rigging 1.5
IW 130 Reinforcing I 1.5
IW 131 Reinforcing II/Post Tensioning 1.5
IW 140 Precast Concrete and Metal Buildings 1.5
IW 150 Welding I 1.5
IW 151 Welding II 1.5
IW 152 Welding III 1.5
IW 160 Lead Hazard 1.5
IW 170 Structural I 1.5
IW 171 Structural II 1.5
IW 180 Architectural/Ornamental I 1.5
IW 183 The History of Ironworkers 2.5
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
IW 298 Work Experience in Ironworkers Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 38

The Ironworkers Apprenticeship Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate safely working in a field construction environment.
  • analyze and interpret blueprints.
  • interpret and apply welding codes.
  • demonstrate proper selection, use, care, preparation, and handling of fiber lines, steel cables, wire ropes, chains, slings, cranes, ladders, scaffolds, and helicopter rigging.
  • define, identify, interpret, and analyze uniform building codes (UBC), classifications, plans, schedules, charts, and specifications commonly used in the ironworker trade.
  • describe and apply reinforcing techniques and principles to concrete structures using steel, bar supports, bar splicing, and welding.
  • perform proper structural steel erection on bridges, overpasses, and large buildings.
  • weld various ferrous metals using common welding processes and safety guidelines.
  • set cable tensions and pre-stress reinforcing steel to industry standards.

A.A. in Sheet Metal Apprenticeship

The Sheet Metal Apprenticeship certificate concentrates on training apprentices to the specific levels required for the construction industry and has been approved by the State of California Department of Apprenticeship Standards. Training emphasis includes safety, blueprint reading, residential and commercial processes, building codes, estimation, and various sheet metal topics.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
SHME 100 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship I 3.3
SHME 101 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship II 3.3
SHME 110 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship III 3.3
SHME 111 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship IV 3.3
SHME 120 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship V 3.3
SHME 121 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship VI 3.3
SHME 130 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship VII 3.3
SHME 131 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship VIII 3.3
SHME 140 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship IX 3.3
SHME 141 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship X 3.3
SHME 150 Sheet Metal Welding I 2.5
SHME 151 Sheet Metal Welding II 2.5
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
SHME 298 Work Experience in Sheet Metal Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 54

The Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe working practices in a field construction environment.
  • demonstrate proper selection, use, care, preparation, and handling of the sheet metal worker's tools of the trade.
  • analyze, interpret, and apply national building codes relating to sheet metal construction.
  • analyze and interpret residential and commercial construction blueprints.
  • acquire skills and knowledge to make a successful transition to a journey-level position in the sheet metal worker trade.
  • demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical concepts to the sheet metal trade.
  • demonstrate proficiency in the principles, concepts and applications in metal fabrication methods.

Career Information

Upon completion of the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship certificate, students may find employment in the following sectors: government, residential and commercial construction and maintenance, utilities, and facilities management. Students may further their career as a licensed contractor.


A.A. in Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship

The Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship Associate of Arts concentrates on training apprentices to the specific levels required for the construction and the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industries. This program has been approved by the State of California Department of Apprenticeship Standards. Training emphasis includes safety, blueprint reading, residential and commercial processes, building codes, estimation, and various sheet metal topics. It includes the servicing, start-up, and balancing of HVAC systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
SHME 100 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship I 3.3
SHME 101 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship II 3.3
SHME 110 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship III 3.3
SHME 111 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship IV 3.3
SMTEC 100 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship I 2.5
SMTEC 101 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship II 2.5
SMTEC 110 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship III 2.5
SMTEC 111 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship IV 2.5
SMTEC 120 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship V 2.5
SMTEC 121 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship VI 2.5
SMTEC 130 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship VII 2.5
SMTEC 131 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship VIII 2.5
SMTEC 140 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship IX 2.5
SMTEC 141 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship X 2.5
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
SHME 298 Work Experience in Sheet Metal Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 54.2

The Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe working practices in a field construction environment.
  • demonstrate proper selection, use, care, preparation, and handling of the sheet metal worker's tools of the trade.
  • analyze, interpret, and apply national building codes relating to sheet metal and mechanical construction.
  • analyze and interpret residential and commercial construction blueprints.
  • demonstrate the proper start-up and balancing of different HVAC systems.
  • demonstrate troubleshooting techniques on various HVAC systems.

Career Information

Upon completion of the Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship certificate, students may find employment in the following sectors: government, residential and commercial construction and maintenance, HVAC servicing, utilities, facilities management, and central plant operations.Students may further their career as a licensed contractor.

Certificates of Achievement

Carpenter Apprenticeship Certificate

This program concentrates on training apprentices to the specific levels required for the construction industry and has been approved by the State of California Department of Apprenticeship Standards. It includes safety, blueprint reading, residential and commercial construction processes, building codes, estimation, and various carpentry topics.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CARPT 107 Rigging 1.5
CARPT 110 Foundations and Floors 1.5
CARPT 112 Structural Framing 1.5
CARPT 114 Form Detailing, Construction & Erection 1
CARPT 120 Exterior Finish 1.5
CARPT 122 Interior Finish 1.5
CARPT 124 Commercial Door Hardware 1.5
CARPT 130 Layout/Leveling Construction Site Practice 1.5
CARPT 140 Interior Systems 1.3
CARPT 142 Engineered Structural Systems 1
CARPT 150 Concrete - Precast and Prestressed 1
CARPT 155 Commercial Concrete 1.5
CARPT 160 Blueprint Reading-Residential 1.3
CARPT 162 Blueprint Reading-Commercial 1.3
CARPT 170 Roof Framing 1
CARPT 180 Stair Building 1
CARPT 190 Introduction to Welding and Cutting 1
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
CARPT 298 Work Experience in Carpenters Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 37.9

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe working practices in a field construction environment.
  • demonstrate proper selection, use, care, preparation, and handling of the carpenter's tools of the trade.
  • analyze, interpret, and apply national building codes relating to carpentry.
  • analyze and interpret residential and commercial construction blueprints.
  • evaluate, layout, and construct various systems such as floor, wall, roof, and concrete form.
  • evaluate and layout a building site using architectural and other related drawings.
  • calculate elevations by using an engineer's rod and various leveling devices.
  • estimate and order material for construction projects.
  • identify and select appropriate materials for each phase of construction.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Carpenter Apprenticeship Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Upon completion of the Carpenter Apprenticeship certificate, students may find employment in the following sectors: government, residential and commercial construction and maintenance, utilities, and facilities management.


Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship Certificate

The Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship certificate concentrates on training apprentices to the specific levels required for the construction industry and has been approved by the State of California Department of Apprenticeship Standards. Training emphasis includes safety, metal framing, blueprint reading, exterior/interior wall finishes, welding, residential and commercial construction process, building codes, estimation, and various construction topics.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
DRLTH 100 Introduction to the Trade 2
DRLTH 102 Basic Applications 1.5
DRLTH 105 Mathematics for Drywall/Lathers 2
DRLTH 110 Residential Metal Framing 1.5
DRLTH 112 Doors, Windows, Exterior Systems/Building Documents 1.5
DRLTH 120 Blueprint Reading I 1.5
DRLTH 121 Blueprint Reading II 1.5
DRLTH 122 Blueprint Reading III 1.5
DRLTH 130 Welding I 1.5
DRLTH 131 Welding II 1.5
DRLTH 140 Exterior/Advanced Fire Control System and Partitions 1.5
DRLTH 142 Exterior Systems and Trims 1.5
DRLTH 150 Interior Metal Lathing System, Sound Control 1.5
DRLTH 160 Ceilings, Shaft Protection and Demountable Partitions 1.5
DRLTH 162 Arches, Furring and Advanced Systems 1.5
DRLTH 170 Advanced Construction Techniques 1.5
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
DRLTH 298 Work Experience Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 41

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe working practices in a field construction environment.
  • demonstrate proper selection, use, care, preparation, and handling of the drywall/lathing craftsman's tools of the trade.
  • analyze, interpret, and apply national building codes relating to the drywall/lathing profession.
  • analyze and interpret residential commercial construction blueprints.
  • evaluate, layout, and construct various metal framing systems such as floor, wall, roof, and arches.
  • calculate elevations using various leveling devices.
  • identify and select appropriate material for each phase of construction.
  • estimate and order material for construction projects.
  • plan projects with given information such as blueprints, specifications, verbal and written information.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Upon completion of the Drywall/Lathing Apprenticeship certficate, students may find employment in the following sectors: government, residential and commercial construction and maintenance, utilities, and facilities management.


Electrical Apprenticeship Certificate

This program provides instruction in the installation, operation, and maintenance of the electrical distribution systems in commercial and industrial sites. Topics include safety training, AC and DC electrical theory, metering, electronics, use of electrical codes, raceways, conductors, grounding, motors, transformers, fire alarm systems, fiber optics, instrumentation, building automation and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ELECT 110 Electrical Apprenticeship I 5
ELECT 111 Electrical Apprenticeship II 3
ELECT 120 Electrical Apprenticeship III 3
ELECT 121 Electrical Apprenticeship IV 3
ELECT 130 Electrical Apprenticeship V 3
ELECT 131 Electrical Apprenticeship VI 3.3
ELECT 140 Electrical Apprenticeship VII 3.3
ELECT 141 Electrical Apprenticeship VIII 3
ELECT 150 Electrical Apprenticeship IX 3
ELECT 151 Electrical Apprenticeship X 3
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
ELECT 298 Work Experience in Electricians Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 48.6

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • apply commercial and industrial safety procedures on job sites.
  • analyze, interpret and apply national, state and local electrical codes.
  • apply mathematics in calculating AC and DC series, parallel, and combination circuits.
  • identify different wiring methods for conductors, cables, and conduits.
  • analyze functions of blueprints, specifications, schedules, addenda and revisions in construction.
  • describe the function, operation and characteristics of a system and individual components of the system such as burglar alarms, fire alarms, information transport, HVAC, etc.
  • describe the functions of instrumentation in industrial process control systems.

Career Information

Upon completion of the electrical program, students may find employment in the following sectors: government, commercial and industrial construction and maintenance, utilities, and facilities management.


Electrical Residential Apprenticeship Certificate

This is a three year, six semester certificated Electrical Residential Apprenticeship Program. The program concentrates on training apprentices to the specific levels required for residential and light commercial construction sites and has been approved by the State of California Department of Apprenticeship Standards.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019


Ironworkers Apprenticeship Certificate

This program includes training for Field Ironworkers and Reinforcing Ironworkers, provided in major ironworker components to meet Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) guidelines.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
IW 100 Orientation and History of the Trade 1.5
IW 110 Mixed Base 1.5
IW 120 Rigging 1.5
IW 130 Reinforcing I 1.5
IW 131 Reinforcing II/Post Tensioning 1.5
IW 140 Precast Concrete and Metal Buildings 1.5
IW 150 Welding I 1.5
IW 151 Welding II 1.5
IW 152 Welding III 1.5
IW 160 Lead Hazard 1.5
IW 170 Structural I 1.5
IW 171 Structural II 1.5
IW 180 Architectural/Ornamental I 1.5
IW 183 The History of Ironworkers 2.5
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
IW 298 Work Experience in Ironworkers Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 38

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe working practices in a field construction environment.
  • analyze and interpret blueprints.
  • interpret and apply welding codes.
  • demonstrate proper selection, use, care, preparation, and handling of fiber lines, steel cables, wire ropes, chains, slings, cranes, ladders, scaffolds, and helicopter rigging.
  • define, identify, interpret, and analyze universal building codes (UBC), classifications, plans, schedules, charts, and specifications commonly used in the ironworker trade.
  • describe and apply reinforcing techniques and principles to concrete structures using steel, bar supports, bar splicing, and welding.
  • perform proper structural steel erection on bridges, overpasses, and large buildings.
  • weld various ferrous metals using common welding processes and safety guidelines.
  • set cable tensions and pre-stress reinforcing steel to industry standards.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Ironworkers Apprenticeship Certificate of Achievement


Mill and Cabinet Maker Apprenticeship Certificate

This program trains apprentices on the specific levels required for the construction industry and has been approved by the State of California Department of Apprenticeship Standards. It includes safety, blueprint reading, construction processes, building codes, estimation, and various mill and cabinet carpentry topics.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 21 units from the following: 21
CARPT 270 Mill Cabinet Safety and Tool Skills (1.5)
CARPT 271 The Mill Cabinet Apprentice and the Trade (1.5)
CARPT 272 Math for the Trades (2)
CARPT 273 Basic Cabinet Making (1.5)
CARPT 274 Basic Blueprint Reading Mill Cabinet (1.5)
CARPT 275 Machinery Maintenance for Mill Cabinet (1.5)
CARPT 276 Cabinet Hardware Installation (1.5)
CARPT 277 Sanding, Stains, and Finish Preparation (1.5)
CARPT 278 Advanced Machinery Operation (1.5)
CARPT 279 Advanced Blueprint Reading for Mill Cabinet (1.5)
CARPT 280 Advanced Cabinet Making (1.5)
CARPT 281 Veneers, Laminate, and Finishing (1.5)
CARPT 282 CAD Basics for Mill Cabinetry (1.5)
CARPT 283 Introduction to CNC (1.5)
CARPT 284 Solid Surface Material, Fabrication, and Installation (1.5)
CARPT 285 Advanced Project for Mill Cabinet (1.5)
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
CARPT 298 Work Experience in Carpenters Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 37

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a state registered Mill and Cabinet apprentice.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe working practices in a field construction environment.
  • demonstrate proper selection, use, care, preparation, and handling of the mill and cabinet carpenter's tools of the trade.
  • analyze, interpret, and apply national building codes relating to mill and cabinet carpentry.
  • analyze and interpret residential and commercial construction blueprints.
  • identify and select appropriate materials for each phase of construction.
  • construct and complete an advanced project demonstrating journeymen-level skills.
  • apply design elements and principles to create functional and attractive cabinets.

Career Information

Mill and cabinet maker technicians are in high demand. The industry is not able to hire the amount of certified employees needed to fill the workforce and meet the needs of the industry. Students that are in this apprenticeship program are currently working in the mill and cabinet maker industry.


Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate

This program prepares students for entry into an apprenticeship program in the commercial and industrial building and construction industries. Topics include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) processes, green technologies, green building techniques, infrastructure, and transportation projects.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
PREAP 111 Infrastructure Pre-Apprenticeship 7
PREAP 141 Green Technology Pre-Apprenticeship 7
FITNS 101 Green Technology Workforce Wellness 1
FITNS 102 Infrastructure Workforce Wellness 1
Total Units: 16

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • describe basic skills required for the construction of roads, bridges, levees, and rail.
  • describe the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating process.
  • identify green alternatives to conventional building practices and describe the pros and cons of those alternatives.
  • apply proper lifting/movement techniques applicable to green technology workforce occupations.
  • determine the validity of fitness and health information using the scientific method and the relationship between scientific research and established knowledge.
  • implement a personal fitness plan using proper strength and cardiovascular training.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate of Achievement


Residential/Commercial Electrician Trainee Certificate

This program provides instruction in the installation, operation, and maintenance of the electrical distribution systems in residential and commercial sites. Topics include safety training, AC/DC electrical theory, metering, electronics, use of electrical codes, raceways, conductors, grounding, motors, transformers, fire alarm systems, fiber optics, and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. It complies with state regulations to become an electrician trainee.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ELTRN 110 Electrician Trainee I 4
ELTRN 111 Electrician Trainee II 4
ELTRN 120 Electrician Trainee III 4
ELTRN 121 Electrician Trainee IV 4
ELTRN 130 Electrician Trainee V 4
ELTRN 131 Electrician Trainee VI 4
ELTRN 180 Electrical Workers State Certification Preparation 4.5
Total Units: 28.5

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • apply residential and commercial safety procedures on job-sites.
  • analyze, interpret, and apply national, state, and local electrical codes.
  • apply electrical mathematics in calculating AC/DC series, parallel, and combination circuits.
  • identify different wiring methods for conductors, cables, and conduits.
  • analyze functions of blueprints, specifications, schedules, addenda, and revisions in construction.
  • describe the function, operation, and characteristics of a system and individual components of the system such as burglar alarms, fire alarms, information transport, HVAC, etc.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Residential/Commercial Electrician Trainee Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Upon completion of the Residential/Commercial Electrician Trainee program, students may find employment in the following industry sectors: government, residential and commercial construction and maintenance, utilities, and facilities management.


Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Certificate

The Sheet Metal Apprenticeship certificate concentrates on training apprentices to the specific levels required for the construction industry and has been approved by the State of California Department of Apprenticeship Standards. Training emphasis includes safety, blueprint reading, residential and commercial processes, building codes, estimation, and various sheet metal topics.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
SHME 100 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship I 3.3
SHME 101 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship II 3.3
SHME 110 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship III 3.3
SHME 111 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship IV 3.3
SHME 120 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship V 3.3
SHME 121 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship VI 3.3
SHME 130 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship VII 3.3
SHME 131 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship VIII 3.3
SHME 140 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship IX 3.3
SHME 141 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship X 3.3
SHME 150 Sheet Metal Welding I 2.5
SHME 151 Sheet Metal Welding II 2.5
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
SHME 298 Work Experience in Sheet Metal Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 54

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe working practices in a field construction environment.
  • demonstrate proper selection, use, care, preparation, and handling of the sheet metal worker's tools of the trade.
  • analyze, interpret, and apply national building codes relating to sheet metal construction.
  • analyze and interpret residential and commercial construction blueprints.
  • acquire skills and knowledge to make a successful transition to a journey-level position in the sheet metal worker trade.
  • demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical concepts to the sheet metal trade.
  • demonstrate proficiency in the principles, concepts and applications in metal fabrication methods.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Upon completion of the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship certificate, students may find employment in the following sectors: government, residential and commercial construction and maintenance, utilities, and facilities management.


Sheet Metal Residential Apprenticeship Certificate

This is a two year, four semester certificated Sheet Metal Residential Apprenticeship Program. The program concentrates on training apprentices to the specific levels required for residential and light commercial construction sites and has been approved by the State of California Department of Apprenticeship Standards.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
SMRA 100 Sheet Metal Residential Apprenticeship I 3
SMRA 101 Sheet Metal Residential Apprenticeship II 3
SMRA 110 Sheet Metal Residential Apprenticeship III 3
SMRA 111 Sheet Metal Residential Apprenticeship IV 3
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
SHME 298 Work Experience in Sheet Metal Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 28

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a Registered Sheet Metal Residential Apprentice

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • apply safety procedures on residential job-sites.
  • analyze and interpret residential construction blueprints.
  • apply construction mathematics in calculating pattern development of sheet metal products.
  • identify various metals, gages, fasteners, and sealants used in sheet metal fabrication.
  • design and size a residential duct system.
  • demonstrate proper soldering on sheet metal fabrication.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Sheet Metal Residential Apprenticeship Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Upon completion of the Sheet Metal Residential Apprenticeship program, students may find employment in the following industry sectors: government, residential, and light commercial construction and maintenance.


Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship Certificate

The Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship certificate concentrates on training apprentices to the specific levels required for the construction and the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industries. This program has been approved by the State of California Department of Apprenticeship Standards. Training emphasis includes safety, blueprint reading, residential and commercial processes, building codes, estimation, and various sheet metal topics. It includes the servicing, start-up, and balancing of HVAC systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
SHME 100 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship I 3.3
SHME 101 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship II 3.3
SHME 110 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship III 3.3
SHME 111 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship IV 3.3
SMTEC 100 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship I 2.5
SMTEC 101 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship II 2.5
SMTEC 110 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship III 2.5
SMTEC 111 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship IV 2.5
SMTEC 120 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship V 2.5
SMTEC 121 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship VI 2.5
SMTEC 130 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship VII 2.5
SMTEC 131 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship VIII 2.5
SMTEC 140 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship IX 2.5
SMTEC 141 Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship X 2.5
A minimum of 16 units from the following: 16
SHME 298 Work Experience in Sheet Metal Apprenticeship (1 - 4)
Total Units: 54.2

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate safe working practices in a field construction environment.
  • demonstrate proper selection, use, care, preparation, and handling of the sheet metal worker's tools of the trade.
  • analyze, interpret, and apply national building codes relating to sheet metal and mechanical construction.
  • analyze and interpret residential and commercial construction blueprints.
  • demonstrate the proper start-up and balancing of different HVAC systems.
  • demonstrate troubleshooting techniques on various HVAC systems.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Upon completion of the Sheet Metal Service Technician Apprenticeship certificate, students may find employment in the following sectors: government, residential and commercial construction and maintenance, HVAC servicing, utilities, facilities management, and central plant operations.

Certificates

Green Technology Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate

This certificate prepares students for entry into an apprenticeship program in the commercial and industrial building and construction industries. Topics include green building practices, construction job site safety requirements, construction mathematics, and apprenticeship entry requirements.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
FITNS 101 Green Technology Workforce Wellness 11
PREAP 141 Green Technology Pre-Apprenticeship 7
Total Units: 8

1This course replaces FITNS 358

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • explain safety regulations and safe working conditions for apprenticeship training.
  • identify construction practices used by different building trades such as sheet metal workers, electricians, plumbers, pipe-fitters, and carpenters.
  • describe the life cycle phases of a building and impacts on the green environment over its life cycle.

Infrastructure Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate

This certificate prepares students for entry into an apprenticeship program in the infrastructure industries such as bridge, levee, and road construction. Topics include bridge construction practices, construction job site safety requirements, construction mathematics, and apprenticeship entry requirements.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
FITNS 102 Infrastructure Workforce Wellness 1
PREAP 111 Infrastructure Pre-Apprenticeship 7
Total Units: 8

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • explain safety regulations and safe working conditions for apprenticeship training.
  • identify construction practices used by different building trades such as carpenters, bricklayers, pile-drivers, cement masons, laborers, operating engineers, and surveyors.
  • describe the construction processes involved in a typical bridge building.

Utilities Worker Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate

This certificate prepares students for entry into an apprenticeship program in the utility industry. Topics include job-site safety requirements, electrical and gas principles, blueprint reading, electrical power distribution, utility pole climbing, and apprenticeship preparation.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
PREAP 122 Pre-Apprenticeship for Utility Workers 8
MATH 145 Mathematics for the Trades 1.5
FITNS 100 Utility Workforce Wellness 1
Total Units: 10.5

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • explain electrical fundamentals such as Ohm's and Watt's Law.
  • define terms and vocabulary used in the utility industry.
  • explain electrical and gas distribution for the utility industry.
  • identify safety laws, regulations, and safe working conditions for apprenticeship.
  • describe effective conflict resolution methods.
  • describe the functions of transformers, electrical generators, and electrical equipment.

Career Information

This program provides opportunities for entry into the utility industry where there is high demand for trained entry level workers.

ARC Workforce Development

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