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Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) Course

This pre-apprenticeship course (Building Trades Program) is a basic introduction to the essential fundamentals of the crafts in the construction industry. This is a lecture-lab type of course where students are introduced to Orientation and Industry Awareness, Tool and Materials, Construction Health and Safety, Blueprint Reading, Basic Math for Construction, Heritage of the American Worker, Diversity in the Construction Industry, Green Construction, Financial Literacy. Students will gain and overview of the construction industry, attitudes and behaviors, the role of an apprentice, union membership, motivation and code of conduct, getting along at work, interview skills, and the building trades. The objective of this course is to prepare pre-apprentices toward the pathway of the Building Trades Apprenticeship programs by exposing students to the fundamentals of the construction industry.

Pre-Apprenticeship Minimum Requirements:
•Must be interested in a career in construction
•Must be 18 years old or older
•Must possess a High School Diploma/GED/HiSET or completed higher education
•Must possess a valid Driver’s License
•Must be able to work legally in the USA
•Must be able to pass a drug screening

(2 evening/week plus 4 Saturdays over 4 months)

Successful graduates of this 144 hour class receive:

  • The Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) certificate, recognized nationwide by the Building and Construction Trades
  • An OSHA-10 certificate that you have successfully completed basic safety training
  • First Aid/CPR certificate
  • A tool bag, Red Wing work boots, and basic set of tools

Must pre-register to verify minimum requirements

Location: Institute of Language and Culture 320 Rodriguez Street, Watsonville, CA 95076

04/25/2022 - 07/23/2022

Mon   5:00PM-9:00PM       Wed   5:00PM-9:00PM       Sat   8:00AM-4:00PM
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