Santiago Canyon College's Maintenance Mechanic Program is offered in conjunction with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. This is a 4-year program for full-time MWD Maintenance Mechanic Apprentices or Maintenance Electrician Apprentices.
Apprentices are required to work at least 40 hours per week under the supervision of a journeyworker. They must also attend 90 hours per semester of college credit, related and supplement classroom instruction.
At the successful completion of the program, apprentices become journeyworkers, begin earning journeyworker pay, and receive a journeyworker certificate from the state. Completion of the program also satisfies the requirements to earn a Certificate of Completion from Santiago Canyon College and satisfies the major requirements for an Associate's Degree.