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Northern California Construction Training (NCCT)


Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training Program

Stanislaus County Office of Education in partnership with Northern California Construction Training, Inc. (NCCT) offers a building trade’s pre-apprenticeship program that helps prepare individuals for entry into the various construction trades apprenticeships. We provide tools, as well as remedial education, and resources to receive a high school diploma. The primary goal is placement in a construction apprenticeship training program.

During the six month program you will learn the use of construction terms & equipment, development of proper work habits & skills, general job safety, measurement & basic blueprint reading, enhance & improve Math, Reading & Writing skills, 22 Trades of Construction, and preparation for Apprenticeship exams.  The six-month program includes;

  • Classroom Instruction
  • Mock-up Building Practice
  • Industry Certifications ( students must attend classes regularly to be eligible for the Industry Certification boot camps)

Classes are available Monday - Wednesday 

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


Industry Recognized Certifications are also offered for the following:  Ladder Safety/Fall Protection, Introduction to Photovoltaics - Module 1, Confined Space Entry, Introduction to Photovoltaics - Module 2, First Aid/CPR, Forklift Class 1,4,5, Work Zone Safety/Traffic Control, Uponor/Tracpipe Installation,
OSHA 8HR, OSHA 8 DOT Hazmat Awareness, OSHA 10, Hilti Powder Actuated Tools, 40 Hour Hazwoper, and Flagging (ATSSA).

The Construction Technology Program is a job preparation program offered to adults 18 years and older.

*Students must be enrolled in the program and students must attend classes regularly to be eligible for the Industry Certifications listed above.

Construction class, students, teacher        

Enrollment Requirements: Must be 18 years and older.  To enroll contact Chris Faix at (209) 534-5989

Check out the videos below to see what NCCT students have to say about the program! 

For more information, you can also call or come by the school at: 

    Stanislaus County Office of Education
    Tom Changnon Education Center
    1310 I Street
    Modesto CA  95354
    Cell: (209) 534-5989

Contact Us

Northern California Construction Trades
Tom Changnon Education Center

1310 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts


Kevin Fox

Director I - Career Technical Education