Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Los Medanos College Noncredit Certificate of Completion
In Contra Costa County residential and commercial construction projects are expected to grow, thus requiring a labor force skilled in the various construction trades such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and more. Upon successful completion of this pre-apprenticeship program, students will earn the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) certificate from the North America's Building Trades Unions and will be ready to take the test to enter a union apprenticeship.
This noncredit program includes the following courses:
An introduction to the construction trades presented in partnership with the Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council.
This noncredit course is based on the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) developed and approved by the Building Trades National Apprenticeship and Training Committee. This comprehensive pre-apprenticeship curriculum presents an introduction to the construction industry and trades awareness, construction health and safety, tools and materials, heritage of the American worker, diversity in the construction industry, blueprint reading, and employability skills. This course is part of a certificate that provides students with nationally-recognized industry credentials to address in-demand workforce skills.
Hands-on skills training in on-site lab where students practice construction procedures and skills using hand and power tools.
This course provides students with hands-on experience in the construction trades. Students will participate in individual and/or group projects on and off-campus, building a variety of small residential type structures. This course is part of a certificate that provides students with nationally-recognized industry credentials to address in-demand workforce skills.
These three courses are "noncredit" and students pay $0 in tuition. Other college fees (parking, student union, and activity) do apply. Also, a mandatory $100 certificate fee will be collected at the beginning of the courses for "Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3)" certificate issued by North America's Building Trades Unions. All construction students are required to have their own personal protective safety equipment that will be discussed the first day of each lab. Materials fee to be determined.
Steps to Apply:
For additional questions regarding the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program, please contact:
- Melina Rodriguez
- Program Coordinator for Workforce & Economic Development
- (925) 473-7417
Lead Construction Faculty