Construction Trades Prep

This program is the entry point for the Welding and Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology programs. It also satisfies elective credits for the Commercial Building Engineering and Construction Management programs. Students in this program will be ready for apprenticeships or entry-level employment in construction, manufacturing, maintenance, and related industries. Courses incorporate theory and hands-on application of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry and sustainable building practices.


Enrollment Point: Quarterly

Construction Trades Prep

Certificate of Completion: 
1-2 Quarters
14-29 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A
AAS - Transfer: 
N/A
N/A
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$28,800
Projected Growth: 
43%
Annual Job Openings: 
1,430

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Saturday

Varies


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Kathleen Mullins, Scott Miller


Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Must take the Accuplacer test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.
  • Students who intend to enter Welding, MART or Apprenticeship programs must also meet the admissions requirements of these specific programs.

Admission Recommendations

  • Students should have a high school diploma or GED prior to program entry, or complete it while enrolled.
  • A valid Washington State Driver's License.

Course Information

Core Construction Trades Preparation Certificate

Course # Course Title Crs
COL 101 College Success 3
JSTI 109 Safety, Tool & Equipment Certification 4
JSTI 168 Trades Math I 3
JSTI 175 Communication for Trades 2
JSTI 180 Human Relations for Trades 2
  Total 14

 

Welder Helper Certificate

Course # Course Title Crs
COL 101 College Success 3
JSTI 109 Safety, Tool & Equipment Certification 4
JSTI 168 Trades Math I 3
JSTI 175 Communication for Trades 2
JSTI 180 Human Relations for Trades 2
WELD 101 Thermal Cutting 3
  Total 17

 

MART or College to Apprenticeship Certificate

Course # Course Title Crs
COL 101 College Success 3
JSTI 109 Safety, Tool & Equipment Certification 4
JSTI 168 Trades Math I 3
JSTI 175 Communication for Trades 2
JSTI 180 Human Relations for Trades 2
JSTI 101 Core Construction Skills 5
JSTI 111 Structural Trades 2
JSTI 117 Electrical and Mechanical Trades 2
JSTI 126 Sustainable Building Practices 1
  Total 24

 

College to Apprenticeship Pathway Certificate

Course # Course Title Crs
COL 101 College Success 3
JSTI 109 Safety, Tool & Equipment Certification 4
JSTI 168 Trades Math I 3
JSTI 175 Communication for Trades 2
JSTI 180 Human Relations for Trades 2
JSTI 101 Core Construction Skills 5
JSTI 111 Structural Trades 2
JSTI 117 Electrical and Mechanical Trades 2
JSTI 126 Sustainable Building Practices 1
JSTI 194 Cooperative Work Experience/ Internship (optional) (5)
  Total 29

Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Construction Trades Preparation Program:

  • Practice industry safety standards in shop and worksite environments
  • Select and properly use appropriate tools and equipment
  • Use mathematical concepts to accurately complete construction projects
  • Demonstrate leadership, motivation, and problem solving skills in diverse and complex work situations
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with co-workers and supervisors

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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