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Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center

Pre-apprenticeship: Construction 

Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship


Currently in Session

October 4 - December 15, 2021  |  7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Located at the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center (AMSC) | Paine Field | 3008 100th St SW, Everett, WA 98204
Our first cohort of the Edmonds College Construction Trades pre-Apprenticeship Program started Monday, October 4. After the registration  period ends, we will be adding students to the Winter cohort waitlist.

Upcoming session (now accepting registrations)

January 5 - March 17, 2022 | 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

We are currently adding students to this session.


Minimum requirement: 18+ years old

Program Description

Successful completion of this program leads to a certificate in Construction Trades Apprenticeship Preparation. The program includes math, blueprint reading and drawing, health and safety, work readiness, industry awareness, tool training, construction basics, basic electrical, and basic plumbing. Students will also create a capstone project that will demonstrate the link between theory and practice and skills acquired throughout the program.


  • Communicate and collaborate with teams to promote work-site safety.
  • Use appropriate techniques to solve problems and to safely and correctly operate and maintain
    most common construction trade tools.
  • Demonstrate effective workforce skills and knowledge needed to obtain entry-level trade jobs.
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge needed for entry into apprenticeships and/or further training.


 There is NO TUITION COST for students!
$5000 tuition cost will be covered by our generous sponsors - Sound Transit, City of Edmonds, City of Lynnwood, Edmonds College, and others. 


Classes are currently being held at the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center at Paine Field.
3008 100th St. SW, Everett


Student Resources

Need assistance? We can help. Student Support Services

Apply for the Program

  1. Contact Shelia Dersham at or at 425.267.5777
    • Para atención in español, llame: Rene Acevedo | | 360.399.6541
  2. Fill out the College Admissions Application
  3. If you are accepted into the program, we will contact you with further steps

For more information or to apply, please contact Shelia Dersham at or at 425.267.5777. Para atención in español, llame: Rene Acevedo | | 360.399.6541.