Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Core Curriculum & Specialties Training, Continuing Education Certificate

Prepare for an apprenticeship or other entry-level positions in construction and related fields.

Core: Students learn safety, construction math, blueprint reading, tool usage and other trade skills used in a wide variety of construction jobs.

Specialties: Students will be prepared to enter a carpentry, electrical or plumbing apprenticeship program depending on which specialty classes they complete.

Program objectives

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate.

External Credential:

Core: Upon successful completion of the core classes, students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate and the following industry certifications: First Aid/CPR; OSHA 10 for Construction; and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Specialty: Upon successful completion of the classes, students will receive a Level 1 certificate in Carpentry, Electrical or Plumbing from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Certifying Organization:

Core: National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER); www.nccer.org

Specialty: National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER); www.nccer.org

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

Core Courses:

6 weeks of intensive daytime training or 10 weeks of part-time evening/weekend training; start dates vary at CCBC Randallstown.

Carpentry Specialty:

6 weeks of intensive daytime training or 10 weeks of part-time evening/weekend training

Electrical Specialty:

5 weeks of intensive daytime training or 9 weeks of part-time evening/weekend training

Plumbing Specialty:

5 weeks of intensive daytime training or 9 weeks of part-time evening/weekend training

Program Requirements

​​​​Students are required to attend an orientation session.   

 

High School Diploma or GED; minimum age of 18; basic math skills

Application Process

Provisional Entry – Prospective students are required to attend an orientation session and pass a basic math test.

Program Course Sequence

Core Course Information:

 

Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

 

 

Core Courses – Must be completed before enrolling in specialty courses:

 

CON 315

Construction Safety

15

Texts will be provided in class.

$250

T-$100/F-$150

APP 680

First Aid/ CPR/ AED

8

Texts will be provided in class.

$200

T-$80/F-$120

CON 316

Construction Skills I

63

Texts will be provided in class.

$474

T-$90/F-$384

CON 317

Construction Skills II

64

Texts will be provided in class.

$475

T-$90/F-$385

Core Course Series Totals:

150

 

$1399

T-$360/F-$1039

 

 

Specialties Course Information:

 

Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

 

Carpentry Specialty Courses:

APP 681

Carpentry NCCER Level 1A

65

Texts will be provided in class.

$682

T-$202/F-$480

APP 682

Carpentry NCCER Level 1B

88

Texts will be provided in class.

$917

T-$302/$615

Totals for Carpentry Specialty:

 

153

 

$1599

T-$504/F-$1095

Course Series Totals: Core and Carpentry

303

 

$2998

T-$864/F-$2134

 

 

 

Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

 

Electrical Specialty Courses:

VOA 660

Electrical NCCER Level 1A

57

Texts will be provided in class.

$699

T-$299/F-$400

VOA 661

Electrical NCCER Level 1B

57

Texts will be provided in class.

$700

T-$300/F-$400

Totals for Electrical Specialty:

114

 

$1399

F-$599/F-$800

Course Series Totals:  Core and Electrical

264

 

$2798

T-$899/F-$1899

 

 

 

Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

 

Plumbing Specialty Courses:

APP 683

Plumbing NCCER Level 1A

63

Texts will be provided in class.

$699

T-$299/F-$400

APP 684

Plumbing NCCER Level 1B

60

Texts will be provided in class.

$700

T-$300/$400

Totals for Plumbing Specialty:

123

 

$1399

T-$599/F-$800

Course Series Totals: Core and Plumbing

273

 

$2798

T-899$/F-$1899

 

Additional Information

Career Opportunities:​

Core: Graduates of the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship series will be prepared to enter apprenticeship programs, or other entry-level jobs, in a variety of construction fields.  
 
Specialty: Graduates of a specialty series will be prepared to enter an apprenticeship program or  other construction jobs.  Apprenticeship programs take 4 to 5 years.  Apprentices work in their chosen field under the supervision of an experienced (journey-level) worker.  Wages typically start at $10-$15/hour plus benefits, and wages increase as they progress through the apprenticeship program.  Apprentices also take classes, which are often paid for by their employer or union.  Apprentices earn credits towards an Associate of Applied Science degree at CCBC called Construction Craft Professional.  They also receive a credential from the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) upon completion of their apprenticeship program.
 
Journey-level workers may earn $20-$30/hour or more, plus benefits.  They may also become managers, business owners, inspectors or instructors for their construction trade.

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator:                        

David Frey                      

dfrey@ccbcmd.edu          

443-840-2793       

Randallstown, Room 190

 

Administrative Assistant:

Denise Bellamy

dbellamy@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-4712

Catonsville, BESS 100