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Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program


Los Medanos College Noncredit Certificate of Completion


 

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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:

MATH-009N-0075  Math for Construction TTH 6:40pm-8:45pm (Spring 2021)

Critical math skills directly related to the construction field plus test-taking strategies and tips for the apprenticeship application process.

This online section meets TTH each week on Zoom from 6:40pm-8:45pm. Access to a webcam and microphone is required for this section. This course is part of the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship program. 

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CONST-010N   Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Fundamentals  (TBD-Fall 2021)

An introduction to the construction trades presented in partnership with the Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council.

This course will be taught partially online. Please reserve the listed items in your schedule and your professor will inform you which hours will occur online and which hours will occur in person. This course is part of the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship program and requires enrollment in CONST-012N.

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CONST-012N     Applied Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Skills (TBD-Fall 2021)

Hands-on skills training in on-site lab where students practice construction procedures and skills using hand and power tools.

This course will be taught partially online. Please reserve the listed items in your schedule and your professor will inform you which hours will occur online and which hours will occur in-person. This course is part of the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship program and requires enrollment in CONST-010N.

 

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Construction Blueprint and Tools
What you will learn:
      * Construction Industry Orientation
      * Tools and Materials
      * Construction Health and Safety
      * Blueprint Reading
      * Basic Math for Construction
      * Heritage of the American Worker
      * Diversity in the Construction Industry
      * Financial Literacy
      * Green Construction

 

Information Session on the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Program Costs

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. 

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Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program Flyer

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