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Apprenticeship Program at MSJC

Apprenticeship is a modern, formal career education pathway. The student-apprentice is hired by the employing company, receives instruction overseen by a mentor within the company, attends prescribed classes at MSJC, receives wages commensurate with progress in learning, is registered with the California Department of Apprenticeship Standards, receives a certificate from that Agency after completing the program, and begins a career with a solid foundation.

The program is sponsored by the LAUNCH Apprenticeship Network, the experienced organization that supports collaboration between industry participants and community colleges throughout the Inland Empire and desert region. Programs already exist for apprenticeships in advanced manufacturing and other areas.

At present, MSJC is accepting candidate students for apprenticeship in eight (8) MSJC Career Education areas:

  • Accounting (Interest List)
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Cybersecurity Technicians
  • EMT / Paramedics (Interest List)
  • Nursing (Interest List)
  • Teacher Education (Interest List)
  • Water Treatement Technicians (Interest List)
  • Wine Viticulture Technicians (Interest List)

California registered apprenticeship programs offer the opportunity for On-the-Job Training (OJT) in industry and continuing Related Instruction (RI) at MSJC with fees waived. Program duration is typically two years. Apprentice introduction into the workplace ordinarily occurs in the second school term.

Interested students should register here.

Questions? Please email