Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunities

(open to general public)

Entry-Level Trades Worker Certificate of Completion

This certificate is designed for those individuals pursuing apprenticeship and working towards courses that contribute to the application process. This program allows students to gain maximum points towards the apprenticeship process for some trades. Students get an introduction to the various apprenticeship programs available and gain basic skills to be successful candidates. It also provides a pathway for students interested in pursuing advanced technology programs of study and provides employability skills for entering the workforce. If interested, contact the program advisor at

Pre-Apprenticeship Courses
Pre-apprenticeship courses are open to the general public and are typically offered during fall, winter, and spring terms. Students learn about the opportunities available in the construction industry and gain basic knowledge and skills required to apply for an apprenticeship trade. Upon successful completion, students can acquire points towards entry into select apprenticeship trades. For more information, contact Joy Crump, Project Coordinator, at

Current Term Course Offerings

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Spring Term 2024

APR 105 - Electrical Wiring for the Trades

Electrical Wiring flyer

CRN# 40174

April 1 - June 12, 2024 - Mondays & Wednesdays 6pm-8:20pm - Main Campus Bldg. 10 Rm. 216, 4 credits

Electrical Wiring for the Trades familiarizes students with opportunities in the electrical construction industry. These courses cover entry-level skills required of an electrician along with physical components of both residential and commercial electrical systems.

  • Introduction into electrical trade
  • Learn basic electrical concepts
  • Hands-on wiring projects
  • Acquire points toward entry into electrical program

APR 101 - Trade Skills Fundamentals

Trade Skills flyer (Mon/Wed)

CRN# 41703

April 1-June 12, 2024 - Mondays & Wednesdays 6pm-8:50pm - Main Campus Bldg 10 Room 117, 4 credits

Trade Skills flyer (Tue/Thu)

CRN# 40135

April 2-June 13, 2024 - Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-8:50pm - Main Campus Bldg 10 Room 117, 4 credits

Trade skills fundamentals provides students with basic knowledge and skills required to apply for an apprenticeship trade or entry-level position with a variety of companies.

  • Trades/Industry Preview
  • Trade Calculations
  • Basic Safety
  • Guest Speakers
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Hand/Power Tools
  • Resume Writing
  • Employability Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Experience Hands-On Training
  • Learn About the Construction, Maintenance, and Other Industries
  • Acquire points towards an apprenticeship and earn industry-recognized OSHA 10 and NCCER credentials

APR 106 - Plumbing Trade Introduction

Next term offered - TBA

This is an introduction to basic plumbing practices and completion of minor repairs. Exposure to tools, safety, materials, codes, and plumbing career opportunities will be explored. This course does not require any previous knowledge or skill in plumbing and upon successful completion students may acquire points for selection in the plumbing trade.

  • Learn basic plumbing concepts and home repairs
  • Hands-on plumbing projects
  • Plumbing trade opportunities
  • Acquire points toward entry into plumbing apprenticeship program