Construction Laborer Apprentice

Construction Laborer Apprentice covers design, surveying, and construction

Covers design, surveying, and construction.

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:

You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Construction Laborer Apprentice course list below.

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Construction Laborer Apprentice Course List

Pre-Technical and Basic Industrial Skills

Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Practical MeasurementsBlock X22
Linear and Distance Measurement 186021
Bulk Measurement 186022
Temperature Measurement 186023
Energy, Force, and Power 186024
Fluid Measurement 186025
Trades Safety: Getting Started186001
Working Safely with Chemicals186002
Fire Safety186003
Electrical Safety for the Trades186005
Material Handling Safety186006
Jobs, Companies, and the Economy: Basic Concepts for Employees186034
Quality Concepts: Tools and Applications186036
Hand and Power ToolsBlock X24
Common Hand Tools, Part 1 186052
Common Hand Tools, Part 2 186053
Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 1 186068
Electric Drilling and Grinding Tools 186054
Power Cutting Tools 186055
Pneumatic Hand Tools 186056
Plumbing and Pipefitting Tools286042
Electricians' Tools006026
Tool Grinding and Sharpening186057
Woodworking Hand Tools186058
Routers, Power Planers, and Sanders186059
Jacks, Hoists, and Pullers186060
Preventive Maintenance286085
Preventive Maintenance Techniques286086
Reading Prints and SchematicsBlock X25
Introduction to Print Reading 186039
Dimensioning 186040
Tolerancing and Symbols 186041
Sectional Views and Simplified Drafting 186042
Building Drawings 186043
Electrical Drawings and Circuits 186044
Electronic Drawings 186045
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings 186046
Piping: Drawings, Materials, and Parts 186047
Welding Symbols 186048
Sheet Metal Basics 186049
Sketching 186050
Reading Architects' Blueprints (includes 5 blueprints)1842A-C
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Building and Craft Laborer Knowledge

Metal ProcessingX0601
Ferrous MetalsX0602
Nonferrous MetalsX0603
Identification of MetalsX0604
Nonmetallic MaterialsX0605
Plastics, Elastomers, and Composite MaterialsX0606
Wood ProductsX0607
Paints and AdhesivesX0608
Properties of Materials686005
Operations Preliminary to Building2190
Concrete Construction4512A-B
Builders' Hardware6421A-B
Construction Systems Technology (Video)VB29XX

Introduction to Surveying Principles

Linear Surveying6670
Transit Surveying5460A-C
Highway Curves6812A-B
City Surveying6818A-C

Design and Construction Applications for Roads

Production of Concrete5469A-C
Field Methods in Concrete Construction6330A-B
Highway Embankments and Subgrades5359
Highway Drainage5374
Low Cost Road Surfaces6403A-B
Hard Pavements2773A-B

Design and Construction Applications for Buildings, Tunnels, and Bridges

Mechanics of Materials5282A-C
Design of Steel Building Frames5440A-C
Structural Design of Pipe Culverts5451
Reinforced Concrete Design5450A-C
Plate Girders for Steel Buildings5481
Erection of Steel Building Frames5261
Steel Roof Trusses5587A-C
Foundations and Pilings5523
Fireproofing of Buildings5891

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 780 hours (excluding videos).

Number of Exams: 95.

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