Norco College

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Norco College Apprenticeship Program

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  • Norco College
  • 2001 3rd Street
  • Norco, CA 92860
  • Contact: Juan Gonzalez
  • juanc.gonzalez@norcocollege.edu
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Meet Your Apprenticeship Team

  • Juan Gonzalez

    Juan Gonzalez

    Apprenticeship Director

    Juan Gonzalez is the Apprenticeship Director at Norco College, bringing 17 years of invaluable experience in higher education to the role. With a strong background in apprenticeship, not-for-credit, non-credit, ESL, and student support programs, Juan is well-equipped to guide students toward success. His passion for helping students excel is evident in his commitment to program development and fostering inclusive learning environments. Juan's friendly demeanor and approachability make him a trusted mentor for students, providing guidance and support throughout their educational journey. As the Apprenticeship Director, Juan warmly welcomes new students into the Manufacturing apprenticeship program at Norco College, ensuring they feel supported in their academic and hands-on training journey.

  • Ashley Etchison

    Ashley Etchison

    Dean of Instruction for Career Education

    Ms. Etchison is the Dean of Instruction for Career Education at Norco College. She provides administrative supervision and oversight for Career Technical Education (CTE) instructional programs, including leadership in teaching excellence and student learning with the goal of student success and continuous improvement of CTE programs.  A firm supporter of Career Education, Ashley has a successful record of accomplishment in developing, operationalizing, and managing outreach and service delivery initiatives, promoting community engagement, regional partnerships, workforce preparation, and economic development. She has experience working with apprenticeship programs, adult education, job placement, employer outreach, and student recruitment and retention.

  • Program 1/7

    Industrial Automation & Mechatronics Technicians Apprenticeship Program (Industrial Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing Industry Sector)

    24 months to complete the program

    Access to this program is typically open to:

    • Current employees

      Incumbent workers referred to the program by their employer

    • Current Students

      Students enrolling in the program needing placement with an employer

    • Entry-Level Job Seekers

      Entry-level job seekers with no previous experience

    • General

      Workers with experience in the industry prior to apprenticeship
      Individuals who previously completed specified apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship

    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.

    • APP-450 Apprenticeship Work Experience
    • ELE-10 Survey of Electronics
    • ELE-27 Technical Communications
    • DFT/ENE-51 Blueprint Reading
    • ENE-62 Math for Automation
    • MAN-55 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    • MAN-60 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
    • MAN-64 Programmable Logic Controllers
    • MAN-74 Industrial Wiring and Controls

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

    • Must complete an introductory course at the school
    • Employers may require drug test and background check
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program may require a long time
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program includes conditions
  • Program 2/7

    Conventional Machine Operator Apprenticeship Program (Industrial Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing Industry Sector)

    12 months to complete the program

    Access to this program is typically open to:

    • Current employees

      Incumbent workers referred to the program by their employer

    • Current Students

      Students enrolling in the program needing placement with an employer

    • General

      Workers with experience in the industry prior to apprenticeship
      Individuals who previously completed specified apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship

    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.

    • APP-450 Apprenticeship Work Experience
    • ENE-42 SolidWorks I
    • DFT/ENE-51 Blueprint Reading
    • MAN-36 General Machine Shop and Theory of Machining
    • MAN-55 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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

    • Must complete an introductory course at the school
    • Employers may require drug test and background check
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program may require a long time
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program includes conditions
  • Program 3/7

    Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Operator Apprenticeship Program (Industrial Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing Industry Sector)

    24 months to complete the program

    Access to this program is typically open to:

    • Current employees

      Incumbent workers referred to the program by their employer

    • Current Students

      Students enrolling in the program needing placement with an employer

    • Entry-Level Job Seekers

      Entry-level job seekers with no previous experience

    • General

      Workers with experience in the industry prior to apprenticeship
      Individuals who previously completed specified apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship

    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.

    • APP 450 Apprenticeship Work Experience
    • ENE 42 SolidWorks I
    • DFT/ENE 51 Blueprint Reading
    • MAN 36 General Machine Shop and Theory of Machining
    • MAN 55 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    • MAN 56 CNC Machine Setup and Operation
    • MAN 56 CNC Machine Setup and Operation

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

    • Must complete an introductory course at the school
    • Employers may require drug test and background check
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program may require a long time
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program includes conditions
  • Program 4/7

    Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Tool Programmer Apprenticeship Program (Industrial Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing Industry Sector)

    24 months to complete the program

    Access to this program is typically open to:

    • Current employees

      Incumbent workers referred to the program by their employer

    • Current Students

      Students enrolling in the program needing placement with an employer

    • 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.

    • APP-450 Apprenticeship Work Experience
    • ENE-30 Computer Aided Drafting (CAD
    • ENE-42 SolidWorks I
    • DFT/ENE-51 Blueprint Reading
    • ENE-52 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
    • ENE-60 Math for Engineering Technology OR MAN-36 General Machine Shop and Theory of Machining
    • MAN-55 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    • MAN-56 CNC Machine Set-Up and Operation
    • MAN-57 CNC Program Writing
    • MAN-35 Computer Aided Manufacturing (Mastercam)

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

    • Must complete an introductory course at the school
    • Employers may require drug test and background check
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program may require a long time
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program includes conditions
  • Program 5/7

    ECE Teacher Apprenticeship Program (Educator Industry Sector) COMING SOON

    24 months to complete the program

    Access to this program is typically open to:

    • Current employees

      Incumbent workers referred to the program by their employer

    • Current Students

      Students enrolling in the program needing placement with an 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.

    • Under Development

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

    • Must have a California drivers license
    • Must complete an introductory course at the school
    • Employers may require drug test and background check
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program may require a long time
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program includes conditions
  • Program 6/7

    ECE Master Teacher (Educator Industry Sector) COMING SOON

    24 months to complete the program

    Access to this program is typically open to:

    • Current employees

      Incumbent workers referred to the program by their employer

    • Current Students

      Students enrolling in the program needing placement with an 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.

    • Under Development

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

    • Must have a California drivers license
    • Must complete an introductory course at the school
    • Employers may require drug test and background check
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program may require a long time
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program includes conditions
  • Program 7/7

    ECE Site Supervisor (Educator Industry Sector) COMING SOON

    24 months to complete the program

    Access to this program is typically open to:

    • Current employees

      Incumbent workers referred to the program by their employer

    • Current Students

      Students enrolling in the program needing placement with an 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.

    • Under Development

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

    • Must have a California drivers license
    • Must complete an introductory course at the school
    • Employers may require drug test and background check
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program may require a long time
    • Entry into Apprenticeship Program includes conditions

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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.