Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. 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. The apprenticeship certificate recognizes student attaining journey level status at the completion of the technical studies.

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Financial Assistance funds cannot be applied towards this program.

This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at

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Program Admission Requirements

  • Aptitude test

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-xxxxLaborer Elective 2
ATLB-xxxxLaborer Elective 1
ATLB-xxxxLaborer Elective 2
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
ATLB-2650 Demolition Techniques 3
ATLB-xxxxLaborer Elective 2
ATLB-xxxxLaborer Elective 2
ATLB-xxxxLaborer Elective 2
 Credit Hours9
Summer Completion
ATLB-2110 Small Engines & Concrete Saws 2
ATLB-2120 Pneumatic Tools 2
ATLB-xxxxLaborer Elective 2
ATLB-xxxxLaborer Elective 2
 Credit Hours8
 Total Credit Hours30

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.