5-year program

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Apprenticeship

  • The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Apprenticeship is a 5-year program.
  • Benefits include health & welfare and pension plans.
  • Pay increases are approximately 5% to 10% of Journeyman wage every 6 to 12 months.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted starting 1/5/2022.

Skills to be Learned

The Transportation Systems Apprenticeship scope of work covers street lighting, traffic signals, and intelligent freeway systems. It is physically demanding work as the majority of conduit and wire is installed underground, requiring digging, boring, and removal and restoration of street surfaces. Repetitive lifting of 25 to 50 pound objects occurs on a fairly constant schedule. Additionally, the Transportation Systems Electrician works at height installing traffic poles, traffic signals, lighting poles, light heads, and freeway board lighting. Traffic control to establish safe work areas involves lane closures, setting cones, flashing signal boards, directional signage, and flagging skills. The ability to follow specific instructions, especially involving safety, is our most important requirement. It is all outdoor work with exposure to environmental elements.

Classroom Training

This training program is a 5-year program approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the State of California and the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. The program requires that each apprentice receive a minimum of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training in the electrical construction industry with the supervision of a Transportation Journeyman. While in the training program, apprentices are required to attend 1,020 hours of classroom related instruction. During the first three years of apprenticeship, apprentices go through our compressed and vigorous curriculum two nights a week – one night for lecture and one night for hands-on applications of their skills. Apprentices are required to pass competency assessments to successfully complete their classes.  During the final two years of apprenticeship, apprentices take journey level courses such as: Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP), Cyber Awareness Training (WECAT), Project Supervision, Effective Leadership Skills, OSHA 30, Advanced Instrumentation and Solar Energy.


  • Upon finishing the 5-year program, apprentices become Transportation Journeyman.
  • Starting wage is $18.29 hr. + Benefits
  • Benefits include Health & Welfare and Pension Plans.
  • Pay increases are approximately 5% to 10% of Journeyman wages every 6 to 12 months.

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