Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training

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  • Credits to complete: 22.0
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 1 | Part Time - Part Time Option Not Available

About the Program

Are you interested in gaining the skills needed to work in building and construction? New construction projects start daily in the Seattle area. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for carpenters is expected to grow by 24% between 2012-2022. Start your construction career by earning a certificate in the Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) program.

Our program includes:

  • Hand tool and power tool use
  • Industrial safety
  • Trades math
  • Forklift operation certification
  • Road flagging certification
  • OSHA 10 certification
  • First Aid / CPR certification

PACT is a formally recognized apprenticeship preparation program by the Washington State Apprenticeship & Training Council.

PACT Certifications

Our Flagging, Forklift Operation, OSHA 10, and First Aid/CPR certification classes are part of the PACT program curriculum and may also be taken as stand-alone classes through the Continuing Education Office.

Flagging Certification: Learn how to establish and maintain a safe traffic flow in a construction zone and understand both hazardous and safe behaviors involved in a variety of flagger situations. Students must take a final test to receive their Washington state flagging certification.

Forklift Operation and Certification: Study the functions and parts of a forklift, OSHA forklift regulations, safety habits in forklift operation and the proper picking, placing and moving of a variety of loads. Both the written and drive tests must be taken and passed in order to receive the Washington State three-year forklift operator certification.

First Aid/CPR Certification: Through our first aid certification class you'll learn how to respond to specific situations, which will help you care for people in crisis as they wait for medical professionals to arrive.

OSHA 10 Certification: The OSHA 10 course is intended to provide an entry level construction worker's general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site.

Gainful Employment

Learn more about this program’s Gainful Employment information (pdf).

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.