How do you learn a new trade while earning money? Apprenticeships are an amazing opportunity to receive on-the-job training while earning valuable skills towards an industry certification.

  • Paid Job - Earn a competitive wage from day one
  • Education - Gain knowledge with structured college instruction and on-the-job training
  • Credentials - Enhance your resume with industry-recognized credentials and a US DOL Journeyman designation


  • Be a junior, senior or graduating senior.
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Be willing and able to commit to the full two years of the program.
  • Be referred by school.
  • Have a reliable transportation to work and to school.
  • Be legally able to work in the U.S.

Current Programs:

  • HVAC
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Professional Brewer
  • Hotel Associate
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Production Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician

Two-Year Youth Apprenticeships

  • Local employers in a variety of industries are offering high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get paid to learn as youth apprentices.
  • Youth apprentices receive paid on-the-job training along with job-related college training at South Texas College.

Students in two-year apprenticeships will receive:

  • Two years of part-time paid employment and mentoring from an industry professional.
  • A high school diploma (if not already granted).
  • Two years of industry recognized credentials and continuing education units (CEUs) from South Texas College.
  • Dual credit courses as applicable.
  • A completion certificate for coursework that may be applied to an associate degree.
  • National credentials from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Two years of work experience.
  • Marketable skills for life.

Why Choose STC?

With over 20 years in helping people find new careers or learn new career skills, you can rest assured that your future is in good hands with South Texas College’s Continuing, Professional and Industry Training.

Financial Support Available

Even with our affordable tuition, many of our students are eligible for the Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG). This grant supports students (including residents, nonresidents and foreign students) who demonstrate a financial need. Learn More.

  • Get affordable tuition and avoid long-term debt.

  • High quality instruction with expert staff.

  • Online and in-person classes available.

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