Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training

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Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (P.A.C.T.)


The Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training program is designed to assist adults, to gain the skills needed to make them successful competitors for entry-level jobs in construction trade apprenticeship programs. Participants study and apply subjects and skills that are relevant to the work-sites of many occupations, and tour many apprenticeship schools and construction job sites. Students learn basic carpentry skills and terminology, shop math, and effective and safe operation of power tools and demonstrate their competency. Students learn and receive certification in forklift operation, road flagging, OSHA 10 safety, and first aid/CPR. There is additional emphasis on learning skills and adopting attitudes that lead to becoming a positive and productive member of any worksite team/organization. The focus is on building habits for success, including time management, understanding non-verbal communication, taking the initiative, group/ team communication, and line/staff/team organization.
22 credits achieved on completion.

<em>Note: Forklift and flagging certification classes are not open to the public at this time. Call WTC Registration at 206-934-5460.</em>

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 1
Part Time: Part Time Option Not Available

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

There are no entry requirements for this program

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • Forklift Operation certification
  • Road Flagging certification
  • OSHA 10 Safety certification
  • First Aid/CPR certification

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (206) 934-4068. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Flat Rate

Flat Rate: $

The following fee is associated with the program:

  • Books and supplies: $684

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements.


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Prepare for entry-level employment as a beginning apprentice in a building/construction trade. Focuses on job hunting materials and skills, entry requirements for various trades, and knowledge of the union apprenticeship system.

WTC 161 2.0

Learn basic blueprint terms and symbols and follow the plan in a construction application.ade. Focuses on job hunting materials and skills,

WTC 163 2.0

Covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic industrial first aid as it applies to the building and construction trades. Learn to apply correct life saving techniques, assess and treat the sick and injured.

WTC 164 0.5

- Continuing Education course for P.A.C.T.

Prepare for road flagging certification. 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. .

WTC 165 0.5

Survey of skills and responsibilities of 12 building/construction trades. Visit the training centers of several trades: carpentry, laborer, electrician, plumber, drywall installer, brick layer, painter, cement mason, sheet metal worker, and ironworker.

WTC 167 9.0

- Continuing Education course for P.A.C.T.

Covers functions and parts of a forklift, OSHA forklift regulations, safety habits, and proper picking, placing, and moving of a variety of loads through a work site. Take the test to become an OSHA certified forklift operator, a federal requirement in industry.

WTC 172 1.0

Focuses on construction-related hand and power tools, equipment and materials. Students learn proper use and terminology, and practice hands-on skills training in the safe and appropriate use of construction related hand and power tools, equipment and materials.

WTC 174 2.0

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 177 1.0

Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulates construction safety, and certifies workers on safety practices. OSHA 10 (first level) provides 10 hours of safety training: intro to OSHA, personal protective equipment, stairways and ladders, electrical, fall protection, confined space, scaffolds, cranes, excavations, and materials handling.

WTC 179 1.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Emphasizes application of mathematics in professional technical courses. Prereq: Satisfactory score on College's math placement test.

MATH 110 3.0