Construction Trades: Pre-Apprenticeship

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Pre-Apprenticeship program is designed to train and upgrade skills of people interested in entering construction trades registered apprenticeship programs. Training is included in the areas OSHA-10 certification and introductory courses in the areas of hand and power tools, math, blueprint reading, rigging, materials handling and green construction overview. Soft skills training includes problem solving, communication and computer basics. The skills acquired in this program can be applied toward advance placement in a participating registered apprenticeship program which may require a background check and/or drug testing.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2019 Fall
Award notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program
Upon completion of this program, application for registered apprenticeship status may require a background check and/or drug testing.

Admission criteria

Currently enrolled in junior/senior year in high school or high school diploma or GED.

Academic Plan: 
Construction Trades: Pre-Apprenticeship (CER)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
All Students Must Select: Credits: 8.5
ABC/PNT118OSHA Standards and Regulations1.5
ABC/MEC/PNT120Basic Calculations for Construction1.5
ABC/MEC/PNT121Introduction to Hand and Power Tools1
ABC/HEO/MEC122Rigging Safety and Equipment1
ABC123Introduction to Construction Drawings0.5
CNS/CON290ABConstruction Internship2
TDR102Construction Soft Skills I: Workplace Skills1
High School Junior/Seniors Must Select: Credits: 3.5
AAA/CPD150Strategies for College Success3
ABA106Introduction to Materials Handling0.5
Post High School Students Must Select: Credits: 1.5
CNS102Foundations for Apprenticeship1
CNS110Green Construction Overview0.5
  • Define a load, pre-task plan and demonstrate proper use of materials-handling techniques/equipment and hazard recognition. (ABA106)
  • Describe the implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Act in the work place. (ABC/PNT118)
  • Solve mathematical problems related to the construction trades including addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, decimals, and fractions. (ABC/MEC/PNT120)
  • Convert measurements between English and metric units. (ABC/MEC/PNT120)
  • Identify and demonstrate the proper use hand and power tools of the trades. (ABC/MEC/PNT121)
  • Identify and describe proper use of slings, common rigging hardware, basic inspection techniques, hitch configurations, load-handling safety and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals. (ABC/HEO/MEC122)
  • Recognize and identify basic construction drawing terms, components, and symbols. (ABC123)
  • Interpret and use drawing dimensions. (ABC123)
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of money management, building credit and dealing with debt. (CNS102)
  • Describe the importance of apprenticeship roles and responsibilities in the workplace. (CNS102)
  • Describe the difference between green energy vs. green building and identify the five main areas of green building standards. (CNS110)
  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in the areas of cement masonry, bricklaying, electrical, welding and steel construction, pipefitting/plumbing, and carpentry/form building. (CNS/CON290AB)
  • Identify the skills necessary to increase student success, personal growth; develop study skills, implement educational and career planning. (AAA/CPD150)
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem solving and a basic understanding of workplace issues. (TDR102)

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