Certified Construction Worker

Program Overview

The Certified Construction Worker certificate program offers training in the construction industry providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively on a construction site. Completion of the program qualifies graduates for entry - level employment. Topics include safety, tool use and safety, materials and fasteners, and construction print reading.

Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements
  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar
  • Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate


Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (12 hours)
Technical Courses (12 hours)
This course provides a review of general safety rules and practices giving students information about state and federal regulations including OSHA Hazard Communication Standards and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Emphasis is placed on electrical, fire, lifting, and ladder and scaffolding practices.
This course covers the introduction to the different crafts in the building trades through an overview of the building process. The student is also introduced to the attitudes and life skills required to succeed in the construction industry. Topics include an introduction to the construction trades, workplace expectations, professional ethical standards, proper practices, fundamentals of measurement, working in teams, learning for success, and life skills.
This course provides instruction in the use of professional tools for the construction trades. Emphasis will be placed on the safe use of each tool discussed. Topics include layout and measuring tools, cutting tools, sawing tools, drilling and boring tools, finishing and fastening tools, general shop tool use, and job site setup.
This course introduces the fundamental array of building materials used in residential and commercial construction. Topics include fasteners, wood products, concrete, brick and block, plumbing materials, finishing materials, manufactured products and an introduction to construction cost estimation.
This course introduces the reading and interpretation of prints and architectural drawings for all of the construction trades. Topics include types of plans, scales, specifications, conventions, and schedules.