Power and Trades Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship: Construction - Certificate of Achievement

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645, bepdinfo@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Chad Richert: 313-317-1515, crichert@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115C

Program Description


Introduces building construction methods and materials, including both residential and commercial building types. Laboratory classes provide students with hands-on experience in the areas of residential and commercial construction materials, construction blueprint reading, cost estimating, construction methods, presentation techniques, and residential construction practices. Addresses the principles and necessary skills of the construction profession through hands-on activities designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain employment in the construction trades.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate employable skills (attendance, written communication, verbal communication, teamwork) in the construction field.
  2. Apply basic construction methods and procedures as they relate to a residential construction project.
  3. Select the appropriate construction materials and systems in residential and commercial projects.
  4. Demonstrate site and building layout procedures.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in reading residential construction documents.
  6. Analyze mechanical (HVAC), architectural, and electrical drawings required for construction related trades.
Career Opportunities

Construction Equipment Operator, Construction Laborer, Masonry Worker, Estimator

Occupational Exposure/Risk

All personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety glasses, gloves, steel toe boots, fire retardant clothing, insulating tools, etc., must be properly utilized to prevent injury, exposure, and/or death.

Program Completion Limits

Two semesters

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2022 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.