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Short-Term Worker - Apprentice IX, High Tech & Alternate Media Technician

Chaffey College
$18.00 Hourly

Job Details

Short-Term Worker - Apprentice IX, High Tech & Alternate Media Technician

Chaffey College

Salary: $18.00 Hourly

Job Type: Short-Term Worker

Job Number: 23-24/00023

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Department: Disability Programs & Services

Closing: 12/15/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Position Description

A High Tech & Alternate Media Technician apprenticeship is a program for qualified individuals to develop marketable job skills in a structured, coordinated work and school training environment. Individuals that finish the program will be able to: perform high level tasks in six core assistive technology programs (Kurzweil, Read & Write, Jaws, ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and Otter Ai); perform intermediate level tasks in a variety of other assistive technology software; train students and staff in the use of assistive technology software; create multiple forms of alternate media; manage a high tech computer lab; and communicate with students, staff, and faculty in both industry terms and layman's terms. Other duties as assigned by area manager.


The apprentice may be employed for a maximum of (9) semesters, consecutive or cumulative, including summer sessions, and may not work for more than 170 days or more than 980 hours during the academic year.


Individuals participating in the program will be required to complete six levels of training. Each level of training, a semester in length, will target a more advanced level of the use of assistive or alternate media technology. The training will incorporate written, oral, and hands-on components.
a. Level One: An Introduction to Assistive and Alternate Media Technologies
b. Level Two: Mastering the five core assistive technology programs for the DPS lab
c. Level Three: Learning the remaining assistive technology programs
d. Level Four: Training Others in the use of Assistive Technology
e. Level Five: Producing Alternate Media
f. Level Six: Managing a High Tech Computer Laboratory

Each participant in the program will be assessed at each level of training based on their ability to complete four increasingly difficult assignments. Each assignment will contain four key components: a research component, a writing component, an oral component, and a hands-on component. Failure to complete assignments will result in dismissal from the program.



  • Good oral and writing skills
  • Intermediate computer skills (strong familiarity with Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet Explorer)
  • Ability and willingness to establish and maintain good working relationships with students, faculty and staff
  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of a community college environment.
  • Current California driver's license

Additional Information

This is a part-time, pre-professional apprentice position. An apprentice may not work more than 170 working days or more than 980 hours during the fiscal year. Apprentices may be employed for a maximum of nine semesters, consecutive or cumulative, including summer sessions.
Working hours will be within the hours of operation indicated below:Monday/Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday/Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Chaffey College utilizes an online electronic application system. The application can be accessed at The application must be completely filled out in detail and clearly show that you meet the qualifications as set forth in the announcement, and you must upload the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

  • For more information, please call 909-652-6554 or 909-652-6549

    To apply, please visit


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    Chaffey College serves over 18,000 students offering academic and career technical education programs to the local residents at the three campuses and online. The college's superior general education courses provide a basis for students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities or to acquire job skills necessary for the changing marketplace. Chaffey College is also recognized for its outstanding career technical education (CTE) programs. A student whose objective is to gain technical skills, change careers, or improve their existing skills can choose from over 60 CTE programs including accounting, nursing, automotive technology, fashion design and merchandising, fire technology or hotel and food service management.

    Like the Inland Empire the college has a diverse population with a broad range of ages, cultures, and viewpoints represented. Students, faculty, staff, and the community, enjoy cultural opportunities on campus at athletic events, live theatrical and musical performances, and art exhibitions at the college's Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art.

    Chaffey College has a rich history as one of the earliest colleges founded in California. George and William's vision for a college to serve the Ontario area has grown into a thriving nationally recognized center for learning. 130 years later the college and all that it stands for continuing to make a significant impact on the community, economy, and each individual who has stepped onto the college grounds.

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