Apprenticeship Programs

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Standards and Practices Committee
Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Status Report

2017 - 18: The committee to determine how best to address this resolution and provide a timeline. UPDATE: This resolution does not address MQs or equivalency and is therefore not within the scope of S&P. A recommendation will be brought to Exec on reassigning to another committee or committees.

Whereas, Apprenticeship programs have been referenced in the Strong Workforce Program and Adult Education Program since they provide unique opportunities for students to gain both paid and on-the-job experiences as well as college level curriculum pertaining to their chosen career;

Whereas, Common components of registered apprenticeship programs include at least 2,000 hours of paid, structured, and supervised on-the-job training and 144 hours of related instruction and training provided for college credit[1]; and

Whereas, College credit is awarded for courses placed in a discipline in a program of study leading to a certificate or degree award and may include apprenticeship hours, work experience, or other credit or noncredit requirements related to the program of study;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and system partners to review the regulations and clarify the policies and procedures for implementing apprenticeships in programs of study including those that lead to certificate and degree awards; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with system partners and external agencies to collect and disseminate effective practices for the inclusion of apprenticeship in programs of study in California community colleges.


[1] Ginsberg, Laura. 2016. “Apprenticeship USA: New Developments in

Registered Apprenticeship” [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from U.S. Department of Labor.