Career Opportunities

Electricians Apprenticeship

According to the CA Department of Industrial Relations (http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlsr/), you can earn over $70,000 annually plus benefits after completing your electrical apprenticeship. 

Examples of Career Opportunities include:

  • Electrical Contractor
  • Estimator
  • Inspector
  • Job Foreman or Superintendent
  • Journey Level Electirican
  • Labor Representative

Plumbers (Pipe Trades) Apprenticeship

The current plumbers union labor contract states that the beginning wage for a first year apprentice is $17.95 hourly (effective 7/1/10).

Examples of Career Opportunities include:

  • Detailer
  • Estimator
  • Inspector
  • Job Foreman or Superintendent
  • Journey Level Pipe Fitter
  • Journey Level Plumber
  • Labor Representative
  • Plumbing Contractor

Operating Engineers (Heavy Equipment) Apprenticeship

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), California is one of the highest employing states in the nation for Operating Engineers. After graduation you can expect to earn an average salary of $63,990 annually.

Examples of Career Opportunities include:

  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Landscape Operator
  • Crane/Tower Operator
  • Paving & Surfacing Equipment Operator
  • Asphalt Spreader Operator
  • Pile Driver Operator
  • Excavating Machine Operator
  • Industrial Truck/Tractor Operator
  • Highway Maintenance Worker

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ApprenticeshipVideo: The Electrician, Plumber, or Operating Engineer apprenticeship training programs at AHC give students on the job training and a guaranteed career.

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Last Modified Jan 21, 2014