Construction Apprenticeship
Readiness Training for Construction Workers

Workers at a construction site.

The Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Program training is an 8-week (180 hours) program that prepares participants for union apprenticeship programs or employment in the trades. Some of the hands-on skills to be taught include cabinet making, cement masonry, green technologies, HVAC, plumbing, surveying, and weatherization. 

Participants are trained on Los Angeles County/Orange Counties Buildings & Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO’s nationally-recognized Multi-Craft Curriculum (MC3) and receive three industry-recognized certificates: Building Trades Multi-Craft Curriculum (MC3), 10-hour OSHA Certification and CPR/First Aid Training Certification. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion from Long Beach City College.


  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have Right to Work documents.
  • Have a valid CA Driver’s License.
  • A high school diploma or GED is strongly encouraged.
  • Register with the U.S. Selective Service (if applicable).
  • Pass an intake interview and meet minimum Math requirements.
All orientations will begin at 2:00 pm and take place at the LAC Campus in Building O-2, Room 129. If you would like to register for this program when it is available, you can sign up on our waitlist.

Orientation Dates

Date Time
Sept. 13, 27 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sept. 6, 20 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct. 4, 25 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct. 18 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nov. 1, 13 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nov. 8, 27 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec. 4 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Dec. 13 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Orientations will be held in Building O-2 on the LAC campus.