Youth Apprenticeship Program Areas

What YA career programs are available?

Youth Apprenticeship offers several career programs to pursue. The options may vary depending on the offerings for your local area.


agriculture, food & natural resources logo
The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.

One Year Units:

Animals:
  • Animal Basics
  • Large Animal/Herd
  • Small Animal/Vet Assistant
Plants:
  • Plant Basics
  • Crops
  • Greenhouse/Floral
  • Landscaping
Environmental Systems:
  • Water Resources

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architecture & construction logo
Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

One Year Units:

Design/Pre-Construction Pathway:
  • Architectural Drafting Unit
  • Architectural Drafting Unit
Construction Pathway:
  • Carpentry Fundamentals Unit
  • Electrical Fundamentals Unit
  • Masonry/Concrete Fundamentals Unit
  • Mechanical/Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Fundamentals Unit
  • Plumbing/Sprinkler Fitting Fundamentals Unit

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arts, A/V technology & communications logo
Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

One Year Units:

  • Graphic Design and Pre-Press
  • Press and Post-Press

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finance logo
Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.

One Year Units:

  • Accounting Services Basic
  • Accounting Services Advanced
  • Banking Basic
  • Banking Advanced
  • Insurance Services

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health science logo
Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

One Year Units:

  • Medical Office
  • Ambulatory/Support Services
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician

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hospitality, lodging and tourism logo
Hospitality & Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.

One Semester Units:

  • Food & Beverage- Dining Area
  • Food & Beverage- Kitchen
  • Lodging- Front Office
  • Lodging- Housekeeping
  • Reservations & Tour/Activity
  • Maintenance & Grounds
  • Meetings & Events
  • Marketing & Sales I
  • Marketing & Sales II
  • Management I
  • Management II

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Building Linkages in IT Occupations Framework: For Entry Level, Technical, and Professional Careers Related to the Design, Development, Support and Management of Hardware, Software, Multimedia, and Systems Integration Services.

One Year Units:

  • Info Technology Essentials Unit
  • Hardware Unit
  • Software Unit
  • Web & Digital Media Unit

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manufacturing logo
Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into products, and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.

One Year Units:

  • Assembly and Packaging
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Production Operations Management
  • Basic Industrial Equipment
  • Advanced Industrial Equipment

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science, technology, engineering & mathematics logo
Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

One Year Units:

Engineering and Technology:
  • Engineering Drafting
  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
Science & Math:
  • Bioscience Lab Foundations
  • Bioscience Applications

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transportation, distribution & logistics logo
Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and support services such as infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

One Semester Units:

Auto Collision:
  • Collision Repair Basics
  • Non-structural Analysis & Repair
  • Painting & Refinishing
  • Damage Analysis & Electrical Repair
Auto Technician:
  • General Auto Service
  • Auto/Light Truck Systems
Diesel Technician:
  • Diesel Technician Systems
Logistics/Supply Chain Management:
  • Planning & Purchasing Unit
  • Inventory Management & Production
  • Storage & Warehousing
  • Distribution & Transportation Operations

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