Explore Apprenticeships 2.0

For students with disabilities, ages 14 to 22

Explore Apprenticeships 2.0 is a semester-long program from February - June 2023. Participating students will learn about a variety of career fields, apprenticeships, and San Jacinto College programs. The program will also feature hands-on experiences and field trips to places like NASA, Port of Houston, and the Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Center among others.

 

Class Agenda
Week 1: Program Overview & Orientation

Goal: Overall program overview and orientation.

Day 1 (In-person) - Central Campus (8060 Spencer Hwy., Pasadena, TX 77505)

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Program overview and orientation
  • Review of class schedule; instruction for online log-in and program expectations.
  • Support Services through San Jacinto College - Accessibility Office
  • Program (pre) assessment
  • Q&A

*Students will receive hard copies of the class schedule; instructions for online log-in and program expectations. Students will also receive the t-shirts that are to be worn on Saturdays for the in-person sessions.

*Explanation of homework expectations: Students are expected to do homework that will be reviewed by instructors throughout the week (2 additional hours).

*Note: Student drop-off for Saturdays in-person sessions will be at San Jacinto Central Campus - 8060 Spencer Hwy, Building C1, Pasadena, Texas. Point person: Dr. Janice Sullivan, Dean of Community Engagement.

Weeks 2 & 3

Goal: Participants will be exposed to IT programs such as game design and programming, simulation, level design, engine development, tool building, and multimedia programming (approximately 15 minutes per occupation)

Week 2: IT Technology

Day 2 (Online) - Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Informational Technology Careers Overview

  • Overview of Informational Technology apprenticeship programs at San Jacinto College
  • Introduce students to various IT occupations that are in high demand

Day 3 (In-Person) - Drop off & Pick up @ Central Campus Saturday, March 4, 2023

Activity in Industry related field: Visit to IT Manufacturing - North Campus

  • Visit to IT labs including areas of game design and programming, simulation, level design, engine development, tool building, and multimedia programming. During the IT labs, students will observe, learn via instruction, and hands-on as appropriate.
  • Career speaker
Week 3: IT Technology

Day 4 (Online) - Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Informational Technology Careers Overview Part 2

  • IT industry labor market information and overview
  • Part 2 of career coaching/advise for IT career pathways

Day 5 (In Person) - Drop off & Pick up @ Central Campus Saturday, March 11, 2023

Activity in Industry related field: Visit to Edge Center

  • Activity in robotics
Weeks 4 & 5

Goal:  Participants will be exposed to high-tech STEM careers and gained a better understanding of this fastest growing industry in the nation. From engineering to technology, participants will be exposed to knowledge, field trips and industry hands on experiences in areas such as environmental science, biotechnology, chemistry, pharmacy tech and health care (approximately 15 minutes per occupation).

Week 4: STEM Focus: Health Care

Day 6 (Online) - Tuesday, March 21, 2023

STEM Careers Overview Part 1

  • Introduce students to STEM occupations that are listed in the high-demand
  • Discuss labor market information for Health Care careers
  • Overview of STEM apprenticeship programs at San Jacinto
  • Identify career pathways

Day 7 (In Person) - Drop off & Pick up @ Central Campus, Saturday, March 25, 2023

Activity in Industry related field: Visit to North Campus Health Sciences Building

  • Visit and hands-on experiences at pharmacy tech labs, nursing and engineering. During the health care lab visits, students will observe, learn via instruction, and hands-on as appropriate.
  • Career speaker
Week 5: STEM Focus: Petrochemical Engineering

Day 8 (Online) - Tuesday, March 28

STEM Careers Overview Part 2

  • Petrochemical industry labor market information and overview.                                                           
  • Identify workplace readiness & Participate in career pathways workshops

Day 9  (In Person) - Drop off & Pick up @ Central Campus - Saturday, April 1, 2023

Activity in Industry related field: Visit to LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology - San Jacinto College Central Campus.

Weeks 6 & 7

Goals: Participants will be exposed to different construction and trades related programs including HVAC, both residential and commercial; construction management technology: pipefitting, welding technology  and a  variety of aspects of commercial and industrial planning.

Week 6:  Construction and Trades

Day 10 (Online) - Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Construction & Trades Career Overview Part 1

  • Construction and Trades Careers Overview
  • Introduce students to Construction and Trades occupations that are listed in the high-demand
  • Discuss labor market information
  • Overview of STEM apprenticeship programs at San Jacinto
  • Identify career pathways

Day 11 (In Person) - Drop off & Pick up @ Central Campus, Saturday, April 15, 2023

Activity in Construction and Trades related Industry - Central Campus

  • Participants will experience HVAC, Welding and pipefitting tours at Central Campus
  • Hands on experience in the process of a construction project, including pricing, procurement, cost scheduling, and implementation.
  • Career speaker
Week 7:  Construction and Trades

Day 12 (Online) - Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Construction and Trades Careers Overview Part 2

  • Labor market information and overview

Day 13 (In person) - Drop off & Pick up @ Central Campus, Saturday, April 22, 2023

Activity in Construction and Trades: Field tour to the Texas Carpenters and Millwright Facility Houston Training Center, Pasadena, Texas

Weeks 8 & 9

Goal: Participants will be exposed to jobs, careers and pre- aprencticeships in highway design, transportation of people and cargo, inter-modal operations, laws, regulations, safety, and career opportunities.  In addition, we include enrichment activities designed to increase skill levels, such as computer training, field trips, and experimental projects.

Week 8: Transportation Industry

Day 14 (Online) - Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Transportation Careers Overview Part 1

  • Introduce students to Transportation occupations that are listed in the high-demand
  • Discuss labor market information
  • Overview of Transportation apprenticeship programs at San Jacinto
  • Identify career pathways

Day 15 (In-person) - Drop off & Pick up @ Central Campus, Saturday, April 29, 2023

Activity in Transportation related industry - Central Campus

  • Transportation Center Tour at Central campus
  • Career speaker
Week 9: Transportation Industry

Day 16 (Online) - Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Transportation Industry Careers Overview Part 2

  • Transportation industry labor market information and overview.

Day 17 (In person) - Drop off & Pick up @ Central Campus, Saturday, May 6, 2023

Activity on Transportation Industry Field - Port Terminal Railroad Association Tour

  • Port Terminal Railroad Association tour will provide the students with the knowledge of how rail systems are constructed and what considerations need to be made in that construction.
  • Overview of the planning that goes into the scheduling of trains and the technology used.
Weeks 10 & 11

Goal: Participants will learn about aerospace training and careers in the aerospace industry. San Jacinto College is the official education training partner for the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport, launching the San Jacinto College EDGE Center aerospace program to offer the following training programs such as Aerospace  Quality Technician and Mechatronics and Industrial Automation Technician.

Week 10:  Aerospace Industry

Day 18 (Online) - Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Aerospace Industry Careers Overview Part 1

  • Introduce students to Aerospace occupations that are listed in the high-demand
  • Discuss labor market information
  • Overview of Aerospace apprenticeship programs at San Jacinto
  • Identify career pathways

Day 19 (In person) - Drop off & Pick up @ Central Campus, Saturday, May 13, 2023

Activity in Industry related field: Visit to Edge Center

  • Activity with drones
  • Career speaker
Week 11: Aerospace Industry

Day 20 (Online) - Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Aerospace Industry Careers Overview Part 2

  • Part 2 of Aerospace industry labor market information and overview.

Day 21 (In person) - Drop off & Pick up @ Central Campus, Saturday, May 20, 2023

Activity on Transportation Industry Field Field: Visit to Space Center Houston

  • Guided tour that represents career paths and opportunities in the aerospace industry. The participants will be hosted for the day at Space Center Houston where they will tour NASA buildings, visit the Boeing 7474 where they will learn about the aspects of flight - lift, propulsion, design of vehicles.
Weeks 12 & 13

Goal: Participants will learn about Maritime training and deck-level programs. From  entry-level deckhands on an inland towboat to Unlimited Tonnage Masters on the world's largest ships. San Jacinto College courses are United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved and Standards for Training.

Week 12: Maritime Industry

Day 22 (Online) - Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Maritime Careers Overview Part 1

  • Introduce students to maritime occupations that are listed in the high-demand
  • Discuss labor market information
  • Overview of maritime programs at San Jacinto

Day 23 (In person) - Drop off & Pick up @ Central Campus - Saturday, May 27, 2023

Activity in Industry related field: Visit to Port of Houston Ship Channel

  • Visit at the Port of Houston Ship Channel. During the visit, students will observe, learn via instruction, and hands-on as appropriate.
  • Career speaker
Week 13: Maritime Industry

Day 24 (Online) - Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Maritime Industry Careers Overview Part 2

  • Part 2 of Maritime industry labor market information and overview.

Day 25 (In person) - Drop off & Pick up @ Central Campus - Saturday, June 3, 2023

Activity in Industry related field: Visit to San Jacinto College Maritime Campus

  • Post event evaluation
  • Closing Ceremony (Parents & counselors are invited to attend)