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Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Construction Trades Preparation program will:

  • Have certification for Forklift Class 5, Scaffold User, Highway Flagger, powder-actuated fasteners, and First Aid/CPR,
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools safely in basic residential and commercial construction projects,
  • Read blueprints, plans, and drawings used by various disciplines in the construction industry,
  • Measure dimensions using tape measures, lasers, transits, and other tools,
  • Work with metal safely using oxy-acetylene cutting, plasma cutting, and arc welding,
  • Understand electrical theory, circuits, wiring, and safety,
  • Thread, solder, weld, and fit pipe safely,
  • Apply mathematics skills to construction projects,
  • Have the strength and physical fitness to get and keep a job in the construction industry,
  • Demonstrate punctuality, teamwork, and a positive work attitude, and
  • Complete a resume, cover letter, application, and job search plan, and participate in job interviews.

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