Northern California Construction Training (NCCT)

 Student/teacher construction training     

COVID-19 Update:

The Stanislaus County Office of Education has made the difficult decision to suspend the NCCT program due to the Coronavirus concerns. The program will be closed starting on Wednesday, March 19th and we will evaluate the status of the program at the end of each work week. We will notify students and update documents as information becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. If you have any registration questions please contact 209-238-8901. 

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 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 be enrolled in the program by April 1st and students must attend classes regularly to be eligible for the Industry Certification boot camps)

Schedule of of Industry Certification Boot Camps for 2020;

  1. Hazwoper                        April 27 - May   1
  2. Photovoltaics I (Solar)     May   4 - May   8
  3. Photovoltaics II (Solar)    May 11 - May 15
  4. Safety Week                    May 25 - May 29

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 Hazwopper, and Flagging (ATSSA).

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
    1325 H 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

Dallas Plaa

Director II - Career Technical Education