The Apprentice School is located on-site at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

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The Apprentice School's facilities range from traditional classrooms to waterfront production facilities and include:

  • one of the Western Hemisphere's largest dry docks and cranes
  • one of the world’s premier machine shops and steel fabrication facilities
  • extensive sheet metal and wood working shop
  • a complete motor rebuild and repair shop
  • a complete propulsion shaft repair facility with capacity up to 65 tons
  • high-capacity pump and valve repair and calibration facilities
  • a full range of laboratory services


The Apprentice School Facility

On May 3, 2012 the grand opening of The New Apprentice School an 85,000 square-foot Facility, in partnership with the City of Newport News, the Commonwealth of Virginia, Armada Hoffler Holding Co. and Huntington Ingalls Industries, The Apprentice School broke ground on a development project pioneering the revitalization of the downtown Newport News area. The development's mix of workforce housing, retail space, a parking garage and the school's instructional spaces reflects Newport News Shipbuilding's commitment to community and education.


Admissions Office
Apprentice Alumni Room
Apprentice School Store
Athletics Department
Cultural Center Entrance


Academic Instructor Offices
ASSA Student Center
Drafting Room
Seminar Room
Testing & Interview Rooms
4 Classrooms
2 Computer Labs


Adjunct Faculty Office
Conference Room
Naval Architect & Marine Engineering Room
Night School Office
Learning Resource Center
Student Services Office
Video Teleconferencing Rooms
4 Computer Labs


Administrative Offices
Physics Lab
Computer Labs and Classrooms