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SLCC General Catalog

Heavy Civil Carpenter Technology (Appr.)

CTE Certificate Of Proficiency
20 credits minimum

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Program Description

This is a two year program requiring 4,000 hours of on-the-job training as well as 288 clock hours of related instruction.

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs.   Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program.  The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs.  For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship.

Career Opportunities

Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work. Upon completion of this program and the completion of the 4,000 hours of on-the-job training, students should be considered Journeyman cement masons and will be able to continue employment in their field at this level. Or they may transfer to another craft with the possibility of advancing at an accelerate rate because of the base of knowledge and skills obtained throughout this program.

Program Entry Requirements

Apprenticeship students must be employed by a sponsoring contractor prior to beginning their studies in this program.

Note: Apprenticeship programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion

Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts:

  1. on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft;
  2. classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to five years, depending upon the craft.
Required Courses: (20 Credits)






HCCA 1110

Heavy Civil Carpenter 1A




HCCA 1120

Heavy Civil Carpenter 1B



HCCA 1110 w/C grade or better

HCCA 1210

Heavy Civil Carpenter 2A



HCCA 1120 w/C grade or better

HCCA 1220

Heavy Civil Carpenter 2B



HCCA 1210 w/C grade or better


Sample Schedule

First Spring Semester

Second Spring Semester

HCCA 1110


HCCA 1210


HCCA 1120 5 HCCA 1220 5






Advising Notes

Apprenticeship programs may require a math prerequisite. Classes are to be taken in the sequence in which they are given.  Apprentices earn a Certificate of Proficiency upon successful completion of all major HCCA course requirements. A grade of C or better is required in all core courses for passing and receiving clock hours. Some programs may have stricter requirements. Students should check their individual programs for more information on prerequisites and entrance requirements. Attendance is mandated by federal law and a student cannot pass a course if out of compliance. Failure to complete the necessary course work or to register in a timely manner for each class will add one full year to the apprentice’s program.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Apprenticeship program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Acquire substantive knowledge.
  2. Communicate Effectively.
  3. Develop quantitative literacies.
  4. Think critically and creatively.
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
  7. Develop computer and information literacy.
  • Students will achieve entry-level proficiency in all areas of carpentry as well as advanced training as work experience is added.   

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Students will be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills.

2, 3, 4, 5

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4600 South Redwood Road Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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