Welcome to the Pre-Apprenticeship program!

Apprenticeship program flyerThe Diablo Valley College 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 Joel Matthews at jmatthews@dvc.edu for more information.

We are recruiting for the Spring 2021 Pre-Apprenticeship cohort.

For more information or assistance with registration for Fall 2020 prerequisite courses email Joel Matthews at jmatthews@dvc.edu.