Construction Craft Laborer

This course is designed to teach basic concepts used in the construction industry.

This is a G3 program.  Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

Hardhat and construction tools

Program

FastForward Credential Program

Program Information

 

Construction Craft Laborer - Level 1

Construction craft laborers work in a variety of settings including highways, buildings and other construction projects. They perform a wide variety of duties using numerous types of hand and power tools. Course topics include safety, construction math, hand and power tools, construction drawings, riggings, communication skills, employability skills, materials handling and construction drawings. Specific focus is placed on properties of concrete, site layout, differential leveling, as well as handling and placing concrete, foundations and slab on grade. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Construction Craft Laborer Level 1 credential exam offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

Prerequisite: Earned credential from Introduction to Construction.

Contact Hours: 96


Construction Craft Laborer - Level 2

Continue to expand your knowledge and skill with advanced construction training! Course topics include reinforcing concrete, vertical form work, horizontal form work, electrical safety, construction equipment, rough terrain forklifts, oxyfuel cutting, elevated masonry, working from elevations and your role in the green environment. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Construction Craft Laborer Level 1 credential exam offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

Prerequisite: Earned credential from Construction Craft Laborer - Level 1.

Contact Hours: 96


Admissions Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years of age on the first day of class.
  • Meet minimum essential functions and standards for program.
  • Attend a coaching appointment and/or information session prior to enrollment.
  • Complete all funding assistance paperwork (if applicable) prior to enrollment.
  • English Language Learners (ELL/ESL): If English is not the first language, prospective students must complete a CASAS assessment with acceptable score prior to program admission. CASAS assessments can be scheduled by emailing at tjace@pvcc.edu or calling 961-434-5461. Include your first and last name, program of interest, and program start date in your email. Assessment should be completed at least one week prior to program start date. CASAS assessment is also recommended, but not required, for prospective students who feel their reading comprehension needs improvement.

Take the Next Steps

Complete the Workforce Services Student Questionnaire.

Register for and attend a Funding Information Session.

Check the schedule page to see when this FastForward program is next offered.