Construction Pre-Apprenticeship | Lackawanna College

Construction Pre-Apprenticeship

At A Glance

Gain hands-on experience and direct workforce certifications to enter the world of construction.

Enter a steadily growing field, with employers looking for workers certified in these industry trainings.

Earn your certificate over the course of 22-weeks, preparing you for an entry level construction job in the field of your choosing.

English as a Second Language (ESL) course built into the program for students who may require a basic English education.

Certificates and trainings built in collaboration with industry leaders that prepare students for any construction area they choose, all taught at the Hazleton campus in brand-new classroom for this program.

Welcome To The Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Program

You’ve always been one to work with your hands but didn’t know how to take your skills to the professional world. That’s where the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Program comes in. Students can gain hands-on experience in the field of construction at the Lackawanna College Hazleton Center and turn your passion into an entry-level job!

Launching in 2023, the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Program will open a new classroom with all the tools and lessons necessary to prepare students for anything in construction.

Your Career Starts Here

Employment for individuals in the construction field is steadily growing, with an average of 4% increase between now and 2031, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The median average wage of construction workers is around $51,000 per year as of May 2021.

Earning your certificate can find you employment in:

  • Landscaping companies
  • Property Management Groups
  • Contracting
  • Trade Associations
  • City and State Agencies

Jobs you can begin after receiving your degree include:

  • Carpenter
  • Construction Laborers
  • Electricians
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • HVAC Installer
  • Plumber

More About the Program

The Lackawanna College Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Program’s goal is to prepare students for a variety of entry-level jobs in the construction industry. The program is a 16-week semester of college level coursework having students complete six credit-bearing courses, obtaining 11 certifications and earning 16.5 college credits.

Included in the program is an eight-week English as a Second Language course for students who may require a basic English education. The program will seek to serve individuals in the Hazleton area and provide training options for those unable to attend a career technology center.

Classes will run four days a week from Monday to Thursday in the Lackawanna College Hazleton Center’s Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Program’s classroom.

This program is built in partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) Eastern PA Chapter and Hayden Power Group. Students will earn certificates throughout the program along with scholarships.

The course ends with resume and interviewing skills and in conjunction with our partner ABC, a large job fair will round out the job placement pipeline.

The Course Work

In the construction field, students will provide solutions to complicated situations and challenges that can vary greatly. To help prepare our students, the program offers a variety of courses that cover skills required in this environment.

The courses in this program include:

  • Construction Safety
  • Tools, Rigging and Measurement
  • Construction Math
  • Technology Literacy
  • English as a Second Language Course (If Needed)
  • Communication for the Construction Industry
  • Capstone Course for Construction