Welcome to the Pre-Apprenticeship program!

Pre-Apprenticeship FlyerThe Diablo Valley College (DVC)
Pre-Apprenticeship program is designed with the career-focused student in mind.  This fast-paced program puts students on track to a career in the building trades.  

Students will receive the training they need for a new and exciting career in a number of apprenticeship programs, including:

  • Electrician
  • Carpenter
  • Plumber
  • Laborer
  • Ironworker
  • Steamfitting
  • Pipefitting
  • And more! 

 Students in the pre-apprenticeship program will: 

  • Experience hands-on training
  • Learn about the construction industry
  • Acquire points toward entry into apprenticeship trades
  • Gain valuable preparation for apprenticeship entrance exams
  • Learn critical safety techniques and best practices
  • Acquire industry-wide recognized employability skills
  • Review basic math competencies

DVC's Pre-apprenticeship program can prepare you for a high-paying job in the construction trade. Starting salaries can begin at more that $35,000 and grow to over $90,000 after 5 years.

Students interested in the Pre-Apprenticeship program at DVC should contact the program lead JValdez@dvc.edu for more information. 

Gainful employment reports


In compliance with the October 2010 Gainful Employment regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education, the Contra Costa Community College District is providing the following information for the District’s Career Technical Education programs that offer Certificates of Achievement: program costs, normal time for completion, average loan debt incurred by students enrolled in the program, completion rates, and potential careers fields for program graduates.

 Spring 2018 information session dates:

Please email Nicole Gomes at ngomes@dvc.edu to confirm your attendance.

Date Time Location
 Thurs, Nov 1, 2018  5:30pm-7:00pm BFL Community Conference Center
 Tues, Nov 20, 2018  5:30pm-7:00pm BFL Community Conference Center
 Wed, Dec 12, 2018  5:30pm-7:00pm BFL Community Conference Center




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