Construction Apprenticeship Readiness


A construction worker carrying a 2x4.

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.

To be eligible for the program, participants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have Right to Work documents
  • Have a CA Driver’s License
  • Register & enroll in LBCC
  • Register with the U.S. Selective Service (if applicable)
  • Pass an intake interview and meet minimum Math requirements.

If you are interested in the program, please attend one of our Summer Orientations scheduled for the following dates:

  • June 13, 20, 27
  • July 11, 25
  • August 8, 22
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.