Chaffey College InTech Center

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Chaffey College InTech Center Apprenticeship Program

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  • Chaffey College InTech Center
  • 9400 Cherry Avenue
  • Fontana, CA 92335
  • Contact: Ashley Gonzalez
  • ashley.gonzalez@chaffey.edu
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Meet Your Apprenticeship Team

  • Laura Alvarado

    Director of Workforce Development

    Laura Alvarado has been with Chaffey College for 18 years and joined the Economic Development team in January 2023. She has managed partnership programs delivering quality community college education in co-located environments such as prisons, adult schools, industry, and libraries for the past eight years. Most recently she implemented recently passed SB 554 (adult dual enrollment), at Chaffey College while presenting and consulting statewide guiding educational stakeholders in establishing programs. She is responsible for managing workforce development programs and services including apprenticeship/pre-apprenticeships, adult education, noncredit and grant-funded programs.

  • Ashley Gonzalez

    Ashley Gonzalez

    Apprenticeship and Workforce Program Coordinator

    Ashley Gonzalez has been on the InTech team since December 2021. She is responsible for the coordination of all Apprenticeship programs and the coordination of a new pilot program to engage and educate youth on apprenticeship in the Inland Empire.

  • Program 1/5

    Industrial Electrical and Mechanical Pre-Apprenticeship Program

    4 - 6 months to complete the program

    Access to this program is typically open to:

    • Entry-Level Job Seekers

      Entry-level job seekers with no previous experience

    The courses required

    The courses required to complete the program are listed here. Many other courses of Related Instruction are also available and subject to apprenticeship waiver of fees.

    • Training is performed at the InTech Center
    • Fundamentals of Electricity
    • AC & DC Circuits
    • Oxyfuel Cutting
    • Print Reading
    • Mechanical Drives
    • Motors & Controls
    • Basic Hydraulics & Pneumatics
    • Essential Employability Skills
  • Program 2/5

    Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics (ARM) Pre-Apprenticeship Program

    4 - 6 months to complete the program

    Access to this program is typically open to:

    • Entry-Level Job Seekers

      Entry-level job seekers with no previous experience

    The courses required

    The courses required to complete the program are listed here. Many other courses of Related Instruction are also available and subject to apprenticeship waiver of fees.

    • Training is performed at the InTech Center and the Chaffey College Chino Campus
    • Industrial Electrical & Mechanical Components
    • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Controls
    • Industrial Safety and Automation
    • Diagrams and Schematics
    • Maintenance Fundamentals
    • Advanced Maintenance & Robotics
    • Essential Employability Skills
  • Program 3/5

    Industrial Maintenance Electrician (Industrial Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing Industry Sector) Apprenticeship Program

    48 months to complete the program

    Access to this program is typically open to:

    • Current employees

      Incumbent workers referred to the program by their employer

    The courses required

    The courses required to complete the program are listed here. Many other courses of Related Instruction are also available and subject to apprenticeship waiver of fees.

    • Training is performed at the InTech Center and is sponsored by the Inland Desert Employers Apprenticeship (IDEA) committee
    • Training topics Year 1 - Basic Industrial Electricity, Electric Blueprint Reading, Motors and Controls, National Electric Code (NEC), Programmable Logic Controllers, Conductor Selection/Calculations/Applications, Industrial Safety, Industry Math for Electricians.
    • Training topics Year 2 - AC & DC Variable Speed Drives, Instrumentation/Sensors/Process Controls, Electro-Pneumatics, Electro-Hydraulics, Motor-Operated Valves.

    Are there pre-conditions for entry into the Program or for apprentice job placement in this Industry Sector?

    • All applicants must be employed with an Industry Employer.
  • Program 4/5

    Industrial Mechanic (Industrial Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing Industry Sector) Apprenticeship Program

    48 months to complete the program

    Access to this program is typically open to:

    • Current employees

      Incumbent workers referred to the program by their employer

    The courses required

    The courses required to complete the program are listed here. Many other courses of Related Instruction are also available and subject to apprenticeship waiver of fees.

    • Training is performed at the InTech Center and is sponsored by the Inland Desert Employers Apprenticeship (IDEA) committee
    • Training topics Year 1 - Mechanical Blueprint Reading, Hydraulics and Pneumatics (basic and intermediate levels for both), Pumps, Mechanical Drives, Industrial Safety, Principles of Materials, Piping Components and Practices, Rigging, Lubrication, Industry Math for Mechanics.
    • Training topics Year 2 - Conveyors, Advanced Hydraulics, Troubleshooting and Repairing Gearboxes, Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, Fasteners/Gaskets/Seals, Precision Measuring Tools, Installing Couplings, Bearings, Conventional Alignment.

    Are there pre-conditions for entry into the Program or for apprentice job placement in this Industry Sector?

    • All applicants must be employed with an Industry Employer.
  • Program 5/5

    Mechatronics Technician (Industrial Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing Industry Sector) Apprenticeship Program

    48 months to complete the program

    Access to this program is typically open to:

    • Current employees

      Incumbent workers referred to the program by their employer

    The courses required

    The courses required to complete the program are listed here. Many other courses of Related Instruction are also available and subject to apprenticeship waiver of fees.

    • Training is performed at the InTech Center and is sponsored by the Inland Desert Employers Apprenticeship (IDEA) committee
    • Training topics Year 1 - Industrial Safety, Electrical Blueprints, Basic Industrial Electricity, Basic & Intermediate Hydralics, Basic & Intermediate Pneumatics, Programmable Logic Controllers.
    • Training topics Year 2 - Intro to Mechatronics, Robotics, Mechatronics Troubleshooting.

    Are there pre-conditions for entry into the Program or for apprentice job placement in this Industry Sector?

    • All applicants must be employed with an Industry Employer.

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Application Process

The Next Step

Welcome to the Application Process for becoming an Apprentice. We are thrilled that you're considering joining our team of skilled professionals. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you through the application:

1. Fill out the Online Application:

Begin your journey by completing our user-friendly online application form

2. Interview:

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview to discuss their passion for the automotive industry, technical knowledge, and commitment to becoming an apprentice.

3. Final Selection:

Once the application process is complete, successful candidates will be notified, and we will work together to initiate your apprenticeship journey.