Northern California Construction Training (NCCT)

 Student/teacher construction training     

COVID-19 Update April 1, 2020:

Dear Students,

I hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and weathering this crisis as well as possible under these circumstances.

Originally it was shared that the earliest students would return to school would be May 4. We now have further guidance and directives from State Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond and Governor Gavin Newsom to keep schools closed through the end of the current school year.

With this new information and an abundance of caution, the Stanislaus County Office of Education and school district superintendents are taking a safety-first approach and immediate action to extend the school facility closures through the end of the school year. We want you to understand that the 2019-20 school year is not over; it has just transitioned from classroom instruction into distance learning. Distance learning is taking place in different ways throughout our county, and we encourage you to contact your teachers and administrators for confirmation of specific plans. Distance learning can look different for each school and each district, and a student's ability to learn in an independent study model has to be assessed. We ask for patience and understanding as we are all quickly transition into a new way of teaching and learning to meet the health and safety impacts of COVID-19.

Registration into the program is still open. 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)

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