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Construction Trades Preparation

Students gain skills for apprenticeship or entry-level employment in construction, manufacturing, public utilities, and related industries.  Courses incorporate theory and hands-on application in a variety of trades including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, iron work, masonry, metal stud framing, oxy-acetylene cutting and arc welding. Course work also includes safety standards training, strength building, trades math, writing a resume, cover letters, and preparing for job interviews. Students receive industry certifications for Industrial First Aid/CPR, Hilti powder-actuated tools, Flagging, and Forklift. One of the program's goals is to train a diverse workforce, increasing the number of women and people of color who are ready to enter apprenticeship and trades positions.

Program Options:

  • Certificate of Completion

Other Program Info:


Rick Ducharme

Program Length:
  • 2 quarters 
  • 39 credits
  • Monday-Friday,
      8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Estimated Costs:

  • Tuition: $2,132.10
  • Supplies: $235.00


  • Program entry is in September and March.