Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship ProgramsApprenticeship Education

Mission Statement:

Provide our apprentices with high quality related and supplemental instruction that meets or exceeds the expectations of our employee and employer partners, thus providing the apprentice with the knowledge and skill sets necessary to continue up the career ladder in their chosen industry while providing or employer partners a steady stream of highly qualified workers.

Programs Listed are available to Indentured Apprentices Only

Education Programs and Courses:

o Electrical Lineman

o Engineer: Operating/Maintenance

Program Overview:

LATTC’s Apprenticeship Education program offers classes to students who are indentured to learn a trade under agreement with the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards, and are required to attend college classes during their indenture ship. The LATTC Apprenticeship Education program is part of a state approved industrial plan for training skilled workers. It is enabled nationally by the Federal Apprenticeship Law (known as the Fitzgerald Act of 1937) and on the state level by the Shelley-Maloney Labor Standards Act of 1939. The program is authorized and supported by the California Apprenticeship Council under the supervision of the joint Apprenticeship Committee (equal employer and employee representation) for each trade under standards approved by the State of California.

Apprentices training under the cooperative direction of the college and Apprenticeship committees for their trade may petition to receive credit toward the Associate in Arts degree or the Associate in Science degree for all courses successfully completed. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded when the proper application is made and the student has successfully completed all the apprenticeship assigned in their discipline. Additional courses may be substituted with the approval of the apprenticeship coordinator. Substitutions will be limited to 50%.

There are two primary parts to the training of an apprentice: (1) on-the-job training and instruction in the manipulative processes, and (2) in-school training which involves instruction in technical subjects related to the on-the-job training. On-the-job training is comprised of 40 hours per week of supervised work experience and instruction wherein an apprentice rotates through a series of sequential work experiences which are designed to develop the all-around skills of the trade.

State apprenticeship law requires that state and local boards responsible for vocational education administer related and supplemental instruction for apprentices. College offerings provide the apprentice with a study of technical subjects, subject to regular class attendance for the duration of the apprenticeship training period. An example of topics studied, which are generally applicable to a majority of trades, includes applied math and science, blueprint reading and drawing, materials, equipment, processes, and health and safety.

Los Angeles Trade Technical College plays no part in the apprenticeship selection process. For further information about apprenticeship programs operating in California and the possibility of becoming an indentured apprentice in any trade, contact the California State Division of Apprenticeship Standards at 8th floor, Room 8000,320 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles, California 90012. Their phone number is (213) 576-7750 or go to Apprenticeship Program Information Guide  

The LATTC Apprenticeship Program is located in Sequoia Hall, Room B-122. Phone: (213) 763-7151 or you can email GaitanM@lattc.edu