Apprenticeship courses are designed for indentured apprentices under the Shelley-Maloney California Apprenticeship Standards Act.
The Apprentice Agreement states that the student will supplement on-the-job training with related classroom instruction during each year of apprenticeship.
Joint Apprenticeship Committees (JAC) administering each program are composed of representation from labor, management, California State Division of Apprenticeship Standards, and Bakersfield College. These committees adopt state approved standards for operation and assure equal opportunity for applicants. Related training in apprenticeable occupations, in addition to those listed below, may be offered as the need arises.
For information on apprenticeship programs, application process, or a list of approved courses contact the Bakersfield College Apprenticeship Department at (661) 395-4408 or email@example.com for further information.
Apprenticeship Degree and Certificate
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Information Technology Project Manager
- Software Developer
- Digital Marketer
- Data Analyst
- Help Desk Technician
- Perioperative Nurse
- Maintenance Technician
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse Bridge
- Office Technician
- Staff Services Analyst
- Personnel Specialist
Department and Pathway
Academic Department: Applied Science & Technology
Career & Learning Pathway: Industrial Technology and Transportation Pathway
Bakersfield College Apprenticeship Council
Are you an employer, educator, intermediary, or other community-based organization looking to partner or become part of our Bakersfield College Apprenticeship Council? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
- Apply to Bakersfield College to receive a student ID number.
- Complete the Bakersfield College Apprenticeship Program Interest Form. A staff member will contact you following completion of the form.
- During a call with a staff member, you will discuss options and identify program interests. The staff member will work with the employer of record for consideration into the program. You will be contacted after the employer responds to identify the next steps.
Most apprenticeship courses are coded directly within the apprenticeship pathway and waive all enrollment fees for students. If a course is part of the required RSI and is not coded directly under apprenticeship, students will be required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form online.
This will vary depending on the apprenticeship pathway in which you would like to enroll. The majority of the RSI is offered online; however, you will also need to complete on-the-job training with an employer, which may also be completed either remotely or in-person depending on the pathway. Please contact our office directly to receive further information depending on the program you are interested in.
Our educational support team will make every effort to proactively address students’ academic concerns and intervene to ensure students are progression and taking full advantage of the instructional resources available to them. The council overseeing the program will have the authority to review apprentices’ performance to determine their eligibility to remain within the program. However, apprenticeship courses may be repeated as needed.
Unfortunately, all courses are only available within the English language. If this is a barrier, you are encouraged to enroll in English for Multilingual Students (EMLS) courses to ensure you are prepared to take apprenticeship courses.
Currently, the only apprenticeship program which require some previous college course work are the Electrician and Staff Services Analyst pathways. Electrician apprentices must have completed Algebra with a “C” or better. Staff Services Analyst apprentices must have satisfactorily completed at least 15 college units.
The only apprenticeship programs which are currently restricted are the following: Office Technician, Personnel Specialist, and Staff Services Analyst. These programs are only offered to current state of California custodial employees who are accepted into the program.
a. As an apprentice at BC, you are also a BC renegade and have full access to all resources available to our students. Some resources available to you included, but are not limited to the following:
- AB540 Student Support Program
- Career Services
- Child Care
- Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS)
- English for Multilingual Students
- Renegade Pantry
- Student Employment
- Student Government
- Student Health Center
- Student Housing
- Student Organizations
- Writing Center
- Veteran Services
Not sure where to start? Let us help.
Meet with a CTE Advisor
Call (661) 395-4402 for an appointment.