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Northern California Construction Training (NCCT)


Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training Program

Stanislaus County Office of Education in partnership with Northern California Construction Training, Inc. (NCCT) offers a building trade’s pre-apprenticeship program that helps prepare individuals for entry into the various construction trades apprenticeships. We provide tools, as well as remedial education, and resources to receive a high school diploma. The primary goal is placement in a construction apprenticeship training program.

During the six month program you will learn the use of construction terms & equipment, development of proper work habits & skills, general job safety, measurement & basic blueprint reading, enhance & improve Math, Reading & Writing skills, 22 Trades of Construction, and preparation for Apprenticeship exams.  The six-month program includes;

  • Classroom Instruction
  • Mock-up Building Practice
  • Industry Certifications ( students must attend classes regularly to be eligible for the Industry Certification boot camps)

AM & PM classes are available Monday - Wednesday 

AM 7:30 to 11:00

PM 11:30 to 3:00 

***Please note that the NCCT construction class times will change on June 13th, 2022 and the class will be a full day class from 7:30-3:00. Please refer to the flyer below for information regarding our 5 week Boot Camp that will focus on concrete, asphalt, flagging, and traffic! We are excited to partner with Teichert construction and local trades union on this component of the program. Space is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible!

Boot Camp Flyer 


Industry Recognized Certifications are also offered for the following:  Ladder Safety/Fall Protection, Introduction to Photovoltaics - Module 1, Confined Space Entry, Introduction to Photovoltaics - Module 2, First Aid/CPR, Forklift Class 1,4,5, Work Zone Safety/Traffic Control, Uponor/Tracpipe Installation,
OSHA 8HR, OSHA 8 DOT Hazmat Awareness, OSHA 10, Hilti Powder Actuated Tools, 40 Hour Hazwoper, and Flagging (ATSSA).

The Construction Technology Program is a job preparation program offered to adults 18 years and older.

*Students must be enrolled in the program and students must attend classes regularly to be eligible for the Industry Certifications listed above.

Construction class, students, teacher        

Enrollment Requirements: Must be 18 years and older.  To enroll contact Chris Faix at (209) 534-5989

Check out the videos below to see what NCCT students have to say about the program! 

For more information, you can also call or come by the school at: 

    Stanislaus County Office of Education
    Tom Changnon Education Center
    1310 I Street
    Modesto CA  95354
    Cell: (209) 534-5989

Contact Us

Northern California Construction Trades
Tom Changnon Education Center

1310 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts


Kevin Fox

Director I - Career Technical Education