Apply to APRENDE Programs


Thank you for your interest in the APRENDE Program!  Please review the program requirements under APRENDE Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program before submitting your application.  If you do not meet the APRENDE requirements or would like to start the program without a job, please see the APRENDE Early Childhood Pre-Apprenticeship program.  The application is for the apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.

The application for the Spring 2023 APRENDE program is now open for the Spring 2023 term.

Please click on the button below to complete the APRENDE application. 

English/Spanish Application Guide/ Guía de aplicación inglés/español (PDF)


Steps to Apply:

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u003culu003ern tu003cliu003eIf you are not already an enrolled student at SFCC and have not been an enrolled student at SFCC within the past two years, you will need to complete the admissions application. Go to u003ca href=u0022 tu003cliu003eComplete the FAFSA form to qualify for tuition and scholarship funding.  Go to u003ca href=u0022 u003c/au003eu003c/liu003ernu003c/ulu003e

u003culu003ern tu003cliu003eYou will need to submit your high school transcripts or certificate of high school equivalency to SFCC to document your completion of high school/equivalency.u003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eIf you have completed prior college coursework at an institution other than SFCC, submit your high school and college transcripts to the Education Advisor, Emily McCarthy, u003ca href=u0022mailto:emily.mccarthy@sfcc.eduu0022u003eemily.mccarthy@sfcc.eduu003c/au003e and to u003ca href=u0022mailto:records@sfcc.eduu0022u003erecords@sfcc.eduu003c/au003eu003c/liu003ernu003c/ulu003e

All APRENDE students will meet with an advisor to set up a degree plan and register for courses every term.rnrnAPRENDE students are expected to remain in communication with their advisor and meet at least twice a term.

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Go to u003ca href=u0022 u003c/au003efor instructions and more information about completing the NM ECECD Scholarship application.rnrnPlease work with your advisor and the APRENDE Program Manager to gather the documents that you will need for the ECECD Scholarship application.

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