Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center

Construction
Pre-apprenticeship
Program (caP)

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| Next CAP Training Session |

  • April 15-June 25 | Mon-Fri | 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Info Session (in-person):  April 3 | 8:30-10:00 a.m @ the AMSC/WATR Center

| Future CAP Training Sessions |

  • July 17-October 9*
  • October 28-January 16, 2025

*This class is a modified -- and dedicated -- 12-week course with ESL-integrated language support and services.

Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center
3008 100th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204
phone: 425.640.1840 | email: amsc@edmonds.edu

Program Description

Successful completion leads to a Construction pre-Apprenticeship Program (CAP) badge.

CAP includes math, blueprint reading and drawing, health and safety, work readiness, industry awareness, tool training, construction basics, and more. Students will also complete a capstone project that will demonstrate the link between theory and practice and skills acquired throughout the program.

The program meets the apprenticeship preparation standards, and is officially recognized by, the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council (WSATC).

What is a pre-apprenticeship?

A supportive, hands-on program designed to help you improve your basic skills before applying to an apprenticeship program.

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.

10-Week Program

  • Basics of Construction
  • Blueprint Reading and Drawing
  • Overviews of Apprenticeship Trades
  • Safety on the Worksite
  • Tool Identification & Operation
  • Trades-Level Math
  • Worksite Behavior and Readiness
  • Business/Trade Speakers
  • Off-site Tours
  • and more

Employment Skills

  • Interview Techniques
  • Job search
  • Resumes

Life Skills

  • Goal Setting
  • Problem-Solving
  • Teamwork & Communication
  • Time & Stress Management

Outcomes

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Upon successful completion, you will earn the AMSC CAP Badge

  • Practice effective work-site safety
  • Safely and correctly operate and maintain most common construction trade tools
  • Demonstrate workforce trade skills and apply knowledge to obtain entry-level trade jobs.
  • Apply knowledge to secure entry into apprenticeships (trainee card) and/or further training (additional on-site testing at union may be required).

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be 18+ years old
  • Snohomish County resident
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Apprenticeship programs will have further requirements

Cost

There is no tuition costs for students!
Costs are covered by our generous sponsors:  Snohomish County, Sound TransitEdmonds College, and others ($7,700 Value).

Location

Classes are currently being held at the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center at Paine Field.

Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center
3008 100th St. SW, Everett

How to apply to the Program

  1. Email us at amsc@edmonds.edu or call 425.267.5731.
  2. Fill out the College Admissions Application.
  3. If you are accepted into the program, we will contact you with further steps

Student Resources

Need assistance? We can help. 

amsc tiny house

Cohort completion of tiny house project

amsc framing

House framing

 

amsc measuring

Precision measurements

amsc circular saw

Working as a team using circular saw

 

Learning how to use a chopsaw

Fundamentals of framing

amsc teamwork

Teamwork and collaboration

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