Youth Apprenticeship Program Areas

What YA career programs are available?

The YA program has several career program choices available to pursue dependent on what is offered in 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:


  • Animal Basics
  • Large Animal/Herd
  • Small Animal/Vet Assistant


  • Plant Basics
  • Crops
  • Greenhouse/Floral
  • Landscaping

Environmental Systems:

  • Water Resources

Fall 2013 is the latest to register new YA students for the following program:

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

One Year Units:
  • Architectural Drafting Unit
  • Architectural Planning Unit

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

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

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

Fall 2013 is the latest to register new YA students for the following program:

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

career cluster logo representing information technology 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

manufacturing logo Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final 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

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

transportation, distribution & logistics logo Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation 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

Fall 2013 1s the latest to register new YA students for the following program:

States' Career Clusters   The Career Clusters icons are being used with permission of the: States' Career Clusters Initiative, 2007.