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Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Palomar College Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Palomar College’s Pre-Apprenticeship program offers 10 courses related to construction and will be offered at various locations in partnership with Palomar College.  Each course will be taught by Palomar College faculty.


  • 901 Introduction to the Building Trades Industry
  • 902 OSHA 10 Safety
  • 903 First Aid – CPR – AED
  • 906 Essential Skills
  • 908 Construction Math
  • 909 Construction Print Reading
  • 910 Tools
  • 920 Carpentry Hands-on Skills
  • 930 Electrician Hand on Skills
  • 940 Sheet Metal Hands-on Skills

For fall 2018 the program will be offered in three locations:

Students who enroll and complete all 10 courses of the pre-apprenticeship program will earn certifications that meet apprenticeship entry requirements:

  • Certificate of Completion from Palomar College
  • Certificate for First Aid from the American Red Cross*
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 Certification*
  • Certification for CPR/AED from the American Red Cross*

2018-2019 Catalog information

For more information, please contact James Hayes, Pre-Apprenticeship Program Coordinator, at

*OSHA and Red Cross certifications may have certain requirements that students need in order to be awarded.

Female, Latin descent engineer, foreperson, or quality control inspector discusses blueprint plans with workers inside a construction job site. The multi-ethnic team is working inside an unfinished framed house or small commercial building. They are wearing safety vests, glasses, and hard hats.