Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The apprenticeship program prepares the student to earn a journey-level status in Construction Tending and Hazardous Materials Abatement, as well as earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Industrial Technology. A three year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman. These apprentices assist other trades on the job site as well as prepare the job site by removing any hazardous materials.

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This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • Aptitude test
  • High School Diploma/GED

Other Information

  • Participant must be working in an apprenticeship in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
  • Applicants are reviewed and selected by committee for admission to the program

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Listen, ask questions, confirm understanding and use hand signals when needed to communicate and follow directions to be able to safely complete a job.
  2. Work independently and in a team environment to accomplish the job in a timely and professional manner.
  3. Exhibit pride of craftsmanship and reliability; actively engage in all aspects of the project and take opportunities to upgrade skills.
  4. Recognize hazardous conditions and materials, wear appropriate personal protective equipment and take preventative measures following federal, state, and local policies and procedures.
  5. Commit to and understand the seasonal, physical and hazardous nature of the construction industry and maintain a fitness level to be able to meet the physical requirements of the Construction Craft laborer profession.
  6. Prepare the job site, assist with job site layout and perform final clean up according to established industry standards prior to transfer of the project to the owner.
  7. Read job specifications and blueprints; use appropriate math to calculate the material needs of the skilled crafts being tended; schedule and properly place materials in a proactive and timely manner.
  8. Use OSHA required personal protective equipment, techniques and procedures to abate and secure hazardous materials (i.e. asbestos, lead, hazardous waste).
  9. Be certified in OSHA Confined Space Entry, fall protection, asbestos, scaffold user, lead, all terrain forklift, skid-steer loader, hazardous materials and OSHA 10.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ATLB-1010 Craft Orientation for Laborers 1
ATLB-1020 Measurements and Leveling 2
ATLB-1210 Concrete Placement 2
ATLB-1340 Mason Tending 3
ATLB-xxxx Laborer Elective2
ATLB-xxxx Laborer Elective1
MATH-1xxx 1000-level MATH course or higher3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
ATLB-2650 Demolition Techniques 3
ATLB-xxxx Laborer Elective2
ATLB-xxxx Laborer Elective2
ATLB-xxxx Laborer Elective3
Select one of the following: 3
CNST-xxxx
CNST Elective 
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
Personal Finance  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
ATLB-2110 Small Engines & Concrete Saws 2
ATLB-2120 Pneumatic Tools 2
ATLB-xxxx Laborer Elective2
ATLB-xxxx Laborer Elective2
Communication requirement 3
Select one of the following: 3
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
CNST-1xxx
CNST Elective 
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
AIT-2990 Contracting in a Diverse World 3
Arts & Humanities requirement 3
Social & Behavioral Science requirement 3
Select one of the following: 3
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
CNST-1xxx
CNST Elective 
Select one of the following: 3
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment  
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours62

Construction Management Electives

Recommended courses to fulfill Construction Management elective credits:   

CNST-1281Construction Engineering Orientation3
CNST-1510Green Building & Sustainability I3
CNST-1731Construction Print Reading3
CNST-2330Construction Scheduling3
CNST-2631Construction Management Systems3

Business Electives

Recommended courses to fulfill business elective credits:    

BADM-1020Introduction to Business3
BADM-1121Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior4
BADM-1210Labor-Management Relations3