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Construction Laborer Training

Help your employees acquire general skills in and attain basic knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials; site/project preparation, maintenance; and safety. Though the curriculum does not include environmental remediation, introductory courses in bridge, highway, and tunnel construction are featured.

As with most Penn Foster apprentice programs, the curriculum meets the new standards established by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT). On-the-job training opportunities will encourage students to apply the skills and knowledge they gain from the coursework. Expect program graduates to know how to:

  • Apply basic concepts for reading drawings used in the fields of construction and maintenance.
  • Identify and select the proper hand or power tool for a particular task.
  • Demonstrate safe practices when using common hand and power tools.
  • Prepare and construct roads paved with concrete and asphalt.
  • Construct using structural steel, reinforced concrete, and wood.
  • Learn the principles of construction for the following structures: foundations, steel and concrete building frames, roof trusses, plate girders, flat slabs, retaining walls, masonry arches, rigid frames, and steel bridges.
You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Construction Laborer Apprentice course list below.

Construction Laborer Apprentice Course List

Pre-Technical and Basic Industrial Skills

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 780 hours (Excluding Videos)

Number of Exams: 95

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