Welcome to the Pre-Apprenticeship Program!

The Diablo Valley College (DVC) Pre-Apprenticeship Program  is  designed with the career-focused student in mind.  This fast-paced program puts students on track to a career in the building trades.  

Students will receive the training they need for a new and exciting career in a number of apprenticeship programs, including:

  • Electrician
  • Carpenter
  • Plumber
  • Laborer
  • Ironworker
  • Steamfitting
  • Pipefitting
  • And more! 

Students in the pre-apprenticeship program will: 

  • Experience hands-on training
  • Learn about the construction industry
  • Acquire points toward entry into apprenticeship trades
  • Gain valuable preparation for apprenticeship entrance exams
  • Learn critical safety techniques and best practices
  • Acquire industry-wide recognized employability skills
  • Review basic math competencies

Students interested in the Pre-Apprenticeship program at DVC should contact the program lead JValdez@dvc.edu for more information. 

Spring 2018 information session dates:

Monday, November 20, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm to 7pm
Location: ET-114, Pleasant Hill Campus
Monday, December 13, 2017
Time: 5:30pm to 7pm
Location: ET-120B, Pleasant Hill Campus



Joe Valdez





Office location

ET-116D Campus map