Palo Verde College

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Palo Verde College Apprenticeship Program

Become an Apprentice
  • Palo Verde College
  • 1 College Drive
  • Blythe, CA 92225
  • Contact: Artemiza Lujano
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Meet Your Apprenticeship Team

  • Artemiza Lujano

    Artemiza Lujano

    Job Placement Specialist/Nursing Placement & Clinical Site Coordinator, Apprenticeship Coordinator

    Since 2021, Artemiza Lujano has been the Job Placement Specialist/Nursing Placement and Clinical Site Coordinator, as well as the Apprenticeship Coordinator at Palo Verde College in Blythe, CA.

  • Biju Raman

    Biju Raman

    Dean of Instruction and Student Services

    Biju Raman is currently serving as the Dean of Instruction and Student Services at Palo Verde College in Blythe, CA since 2018. He has previously served as Instructor of Math/Chemistry since 2002. He holds a Masters in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and started his career with Marico in India and was working with BP - Castrol prior to joining academia.

  • Program 1/1

    Automotive Technician & Mechanic (Automotive Industry Sector) Apprenticeship Program

    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.

    • AUT-100 Intro to Automotive Technology
    • AUT-101 Basic Technician Skills
    • AUT-102 Engine Analysis Tune-Up
    • WEL-102 Basic Gas Metal Welding
    • AUT-103 Suspension, Steering and Alignment
    • AUT- 110 Brake System
    • AUT-111 Automotive Electrical System
    • AUT-200 Engine Diagnosis/Overhaul

    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
    • Must be 18 or older
    • Students must receive a B or better in the automotive principles intro course and must maintain a minimum of 87% class attendance

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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.