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Automotive Apprenticeship

What Is An Automotive Technician?
An Automotive Technician is a person who can do any repair to all systems on today’s automobiles. Auto Paint and Auto Body Technicians are able to do necessary repairs to return a vehicle to its original condition.


  • Applicants shall be at least 17 years of age with written parental consent. There is no maximum age.
  • Applicant must be in good physical condition so as not to endanger themselves or others while performing their duties in the workplace. Must not be colorblind. Service Advisor/Service Writers excluded.
  • Must be a high school graduate, or have successfully completed high school graduate equivalency examination or GED test.
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License upon employment.
  • Applicant must be able to read, write and speak the English language in order to comprehend instructions on the job and in related training classes, and to insure personal and co-worker safety on the job.

Once you have established your eligibility for Health and Welfare you are afforded excellent medical, dental and optical benefits, along with vacation pay and an excellent pension plan.

Typically the four-year term of your apprenticeship you will work 8000 hours on the job. Your will also attend supplemental related training classes 144 hours per year at different community colleges in California.

Application Process
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Local program requirements may vary from area to area please contact individual programs for more information.

Southern California
Address Phone Email Web Site
1261 Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744 (310)835-6688
(310) 835-8715 (fax)
Central California
Address Phone Email Web Site
544 West Olive, Fresno CA 93728 (559) 264-2815
Northern California
Address Phone Email Web Site
967 Venture Court, Sacramento CA 95825 (916) 929-1040
10260 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605 (510) 569-8450
(510) 638-1840 (fax)