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Apprenticeship Programs

About the Program

More than 80,000 women and men working in one of more than 800 occupations in California construction trades began as apprentices. To enter the building trades, you must start as an apprentice.

At Foothill College, we partner with local apprenticeship  training organizations to offer instruction in several trades.

800 occupations in California construction trades require an apprenticeship

Apprenticeship students

Is a Trade Apprenticeship Right for You?

An apprenticeship is an excellent career choice if you

  • like to work with your hands
  • are willing to serve an apprenticeship for up to five years, depending on the trade 
  • have dexterity, mechanical ability, problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • want to earn a living wage and good benefits
  • want the opportunity to advance in your career

Our Programs

Earn your degree or certificate in one of our apprenticeship programs.

Select a trade listed below or view a list of all apprenticeship programs for an overview of those that include an associate in science, certificate of achievement, or career certificate.


Choose a Trade to Study

How to Apply

In the News

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Foothill Collaborates with Semiconductor Manufacturers

Foothill Apprenticeship Program joined with advanced manufacturing employers on Nov. 14, 2023 to discuss ways to increase pipeline of skilled labor for growing semiconductor manufacturing sector. Read more


Please Contact Us!

Apprenticeship Office


Virtual Zoom Meeting Available Upon Request
Chris Allen, Division Dean
Email: allenchris@foothill.edu
Phuong Tran, Apprenticeship Program Coordinator
Phone: 408.745.8018
Email: tranphuong@foothill.edu

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