Prerequisite: Min 2.0 GPA; 90% attendance record; reading, writing, and
math at 10th grade level.
Recommended: Industrial arts courses in wood,
metal, electricity, and drafting.
This is a one year course that provides instruction in these areas:
Blueprint Reading, Basic Concrete Finishing, Structural Framing,
Electrical, Plumbing, Interior Finishing, Roofing and the operation of
Heavy Equipment. We promote safety with a 10 hour OSHA training
program, and training in the proper operation of hand and power tools.
We teach communication and employability skills to prepare students for
the workplace. Students will acquire knowledge and develop technical
skills through classroom instruction as well as planning and constructing
related projects. Each of the areas consists of some hands-on training.
This is an Associated General Contractors of America certified
program and also uses curriculum developed by the National Center
for Construction, Education and Research. Students desiring more indepth
study may opt to return for a second year of training if space is
The second-year program option may be offered to a limited
number of student who meet the following criteria: Career Ed instructor
recommendation and evaluated aptitude for construction field as well as
a grade of C or better and at least 90% attendance. (HCC instructor must
approve student’s plan prior to actual enrollment for 2nd year.)
College Credit: An agreement with the Carpenters Apprenticeship
Program enables students who meet specified requirements to receive
apprenticeship hours for skills learned at HCC. Articulated college credit
up to 12 hours is also available.