Are you looking for a way to build the foundation needed for a career in construction or industry?

These programs are non-credit, trade-specific, training programs designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in a high demand industry. Each program can be completed in just 9 months by attending class 2 nights per week. Successful completion of this hands-on learning approach will earn you a BCTC Certificate of Competency in one of four different trade areas:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • NEW Electronic Security Systems
  • HVAC/R  
  • Plumbing

You will have the opportunity to enter any one of these programs with little or no knowledge of the selected trade. Successful completion of the program provides you with the knowledge and skills for a basic foundation in the skilled trade area of your choice.

Each program will include:

  • OSHA safety training
  • Related trade theory
  • Hands-on training

Students who successfully complete the program will be prepared to find employment as helpers in their respective trade, pursue an apprenticeship program (after obtaining employment with a sponsoring company), or may further their education by enrolling in a post secondary school.

Trade Prep Certificate programs are the right choice for recent high school graduates, GED recipients, underemployed, unemployed, career changers, military veterans, and for anyone seeking foundational skills for a future in construction or industry.

Consider one of our Trade Prep Certificate Programs to start your career goals.