PACT - Course Planning

While earning a certificate in the Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) program from Seattle Central College, you will learn hand tool and power tool use, industrial safety, trades math and much more.

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Program length: 11-Weeks (One Quarter)

WTC 161: Construction Job Readiness (2 credits)
The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to enter the workforce fully equipped to apply for their trade-of-choice and to succeed as a first year apprentice.

WTC 163: Blueprint Reading (2 credits)
Learn basic blueprint terms and symbols and follow the plan in a construction application.

WTC 164: Industrial First Aid/CPR (0.5 credits)
Covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic industrial first aid as it applies to the building and construction trades.

WTC 165: Road Flagging Certification (0.5 credits)
Learn to establish and maintain a safe traffic flow in a construction zone, understand hazardous and safe behaviors in flagger situations, and review material to successfully pass the Washington State 3-year flagger certification examination.

MATH 110: Applied Mathematics (3 credits)
This course is designed to develop student’s competency and review the fundamentals of general mathematics with applications to the building and construction.

WTC 167: Construction Trades Training (9 credits)
The purpose of this course is to train students to identify and use basic and common tools, equipment and materials found in multiple trades within the construction field.

WTC 172: Forklift Operation and Certification (1 credit)
This course teaches the safe operation of a sit-down counter-balance lift truck emphasizing personal safety and the safety of others.

WTC 174: Tools and Material ID and Handling (2 credits)
Students will receive knowledge and hands-on skills training in the proper use of and terminology for construction related hand and power tools, equipment and materials.

WTC 177: Fitness and Nutrition (1 credit)
Develop competency in personal dietary management and physical fitness through regular stretching and aerobic exercise to assure a more injury free and healthier career in construction.

WTC 179: OSHA 10 Safety Certification (1 credit)
This is a 10-hour course in construction workplace safety.


One quarter, 22 credits