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Apprenticeship and Trades: Pre-Trades, Career Pathway certificate

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As a Career Pathway student, you can get one-on-one support to help you access resources, services, and employment. You may also be eligible for financial support to help you with the costs of college.

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Award information

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Career Pathway Certificate: Apprenticeship and Trades: Pre-TradesLess than 1 year

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Course listing for the 2022-2023 catalog year.

APR 162Calculations for the Trades4
APR 200APre-Apprenticeship3
APR 200BOSHA 30 for Pre-Apprenticeship3
APR 200CPre-Apprenticeship Hands-On Instruction2
ELT 110Introduction to Residential Electrical Wiring3
Total Credits15

Info sessions

During the information session, students interested in the Apprenticeship Pre-Trades program will receive an overview of apprenticeship and learn about:

  • Placement testing
  • Attendance policy
  • Counseling
  • Registration

Trades information sessions are held one-on-one by appointment and on pre-scheduled dates and times via Zoom.

Participants must register in advance for Zoom meetings:

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have questions or if you would like to schedule a one-on-one appointment, please contact our department at trades@pcc.edu.

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