Apprenticeships for Students

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Earn While You Learn

Becoming an apprentice will give you the opportunity to get real-world, on-the-job training in a high-demand field - all while being paid competitive wages. Gain a competitive advantage in the workforce, opening the door to higher wages and career advancement.

What Do Apprenticeships Include?

Different than internships and other training programs, apprenticeships are specially designed programs that include:

  1. Paid Employment. You are paid to learn with guaranteed wage increases as you hone your skills.
  2. On-the-Job Learning. Gain real-world experience with customized, structured work-based learning.
  3. Classroom Instruction. Enhance your skills with classroom instruction--all while getting college credit.
  4. Mentorship. Work under the supervision of a mentor, who can offer one-on-one support during your apprenticeship.
  5. Credentials. When the program is completed, you can earn a portable, nationally-recognized credential, as well as college credit.

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How to Become An Apprentice

FRCC offers a variety of apprenticeship opportunities, with new ones coming available soon. Click on the area below to get more details on apprenticeships in the following areas:


Have Questions?

Apprenticeships let you earn while you learn, combining real-world experience with classroom instruction. You'll be under the guidance of an experienced mentor who can guild your path. Once completed, you can gain the competitive advantage by training in high-demand areas.

Apprentices can be anyone looking to jumpstart a new career or begin their career in a high-demand field. They include:

  • Recent high school graduates
  • Experienced workers looking to shift their career focus to a different field.
  • Military veterans transitioning to civilian life
  • Minimum age of 17


Class hours vary from 144-600 hours, depending on the occupation you choose.  On-the-job learning requires 2,000 hours as an apprentice.
There is no cost to register to become an apprentice.  Employers may pay a portion of the overall program cost for you.  Additionally, FRCC staff can talk with you more about any specific costs for your program along with funding support opportunities.

Sheena Martin
303-678-3749 | Email

Technology & Cybersecurity
Lori Dulberg
303-678-3665 |  Email

Matt Jamison
303-678-3845 | Email

Tree Care & All Others
Lynn Vosler
970-214-3362 | Email

For Employers

Chris Heuston
303-404-5716 | Email


For Apprentices

Sheena Martin
303-404-5718 | Email

"The apprentice program combines book knowledge with the real life experience. This has tremendously impacted my learning-I am learning things in a real clinic with real patients, instead of only studying theories in a textbook. I feel prepared to enter the workforce."