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Apprenticeship Program

Prerequisites & Requirements

California Department of Apprenticeship Standards

Admission to apprenticeship classes at Foothill are limited to apprentices registered with the California Department of Apprenticeships Standards.

This is due to the unique relationship between on-the-job and classroom apprenticeship training. This limitation is authorized by the California Labor Code, Section 3074.3.


Each apprenticeship has different eligibility and admission requirements.

However, to be eligible, generally you must:

  • be at least age 18
  • able to perform the work of the trade
  • present verification that you have completed a high school or GED diploma.

You must also demonstrate the ability to read, write and speak English in order to comprehend instruction in related training classes and ensure safety on the job.

The selection, employment and training of apprentices by local apprenticeship training committees is without discrimination based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation or marital status.

Journeyman and craftsman are terms used to identify levels of competency, not gender. Women who complete the apprenticeship program are proud of their journeyman status in the industry.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Foothill College does not discriminate against any person in the provision of any program or service based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, physical disability or mental disability.

Coordination of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibiting sex discrimination, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 governing accessibility is the responsibility of the Foothill ADA/504 Coordinator, Rose Myers, (650) 949-7343, room 8103.

Limited English Skills Policy

Prospective students are advised that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission to, or participation in vocational education programs at Foothill College as long as other, if any, program admission standards are met. This notice is a requirement of the Guidelines for Elimination of Discrimination & Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex & Handicap (Federal Register; Vol. 44, No. 56).

Reglamento sobre Limitaciones en el Idioma Inglés—Se les aconseja a posibles estudiantes que la carencia del idioma Inglés no será una barrera para la admisión, o participación en programas de educación vocacional en Foothill College, siempre y cuando todos los otros, si existieran, criterios de admisión del programa sean completados. Esta nota es un requisito de la Guía para la Eliminación de la Decscriminación y Rechazo de Servicios en Base a la Raza, Color, Nacionalidad de Origen, Sexo e Impedimento (Registro Federal; Vol. 44, No. 56).

Additional Information

For information about a specific apprenticeship program — including its availability, requirements or application process — contact a training location listed for trades affiliated with the Foothill College Apprenticeship program.

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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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