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An introduction to the various building and construction trades. Overview and history of the trades and unions, and preparation for entrance into the apprenticeship programs and construction industry. Essential topics related to various building and construction trades. These include construction health and safety, basic components of a blueprint, green construction, and financial literacy.  

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    • Construction Managers

      Construction Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9021.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $81.54

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $87,266.31
      Annual Job Openings
      4,996

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

      Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

      SOC Career Code: 47-1011.00

      Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $61.27

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $72,477.91
      Annual Job Openings
      9,470

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Brickmasons and Blockmasons

      Brickmasons and Blockmasons

      SOC Career Code: 47-2021.00

      Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $55.10

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $48,960.09
      Annual Job Openings
      787

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Stonemasons

      Stonemasons

      SOC Career Code: 47-2022.00

      Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $37.82

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $46,907.82
      Annual Job Openings
      469

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Construction Carpenters

      Construction Carpenters

      SOC Career Code: 47-2031.01

      Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $45.41

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $51,823.06
      Annual Job Openings
      19,209

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Rough Carpenters

      Rough Carpenters

      SOC Career Code: 47-2031.02

      Build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports, billboard signs, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $45.41

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $51,823.06
      Annual Job Openings
      19,209

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Tile and Marble Setters

      Tile and Marble Setters

      SOC Career Code: 47-2044.00

      Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $41.39

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $47,525.73
      Annual Job Openings
      1,238

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

      Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

      SOC Career Code: 47-2051.00

      Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $40.23

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $54,517.74
      Annual Job Openings
      3,852

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Construction Laborers

      Construction Laborers

      SOC Career Code: 47-2061.00

      Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $39.15

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $40,012.60
      Annual Job Openings
      22,623

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Tapers

      Tapers

      SOC Career Code: 47-2082.00

      Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $46.11

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $59,972.80
      Annual Job Openings
      880

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Electricians

      Electricians

      SOC Career Code: 47-2111.00

      Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $56.38

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $62,536.59
      Annual Job Openings
      12,717

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Pipelayers

      Pipelayers

      SOC Career Code: 47-2151.00

      Lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains. Perform any combination of the following tasks: grade trenches or culverts, position pipe, or seal joints.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $41.70

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $55,976.38
      Annual Job Openings
      423

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters

      Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters

      SOC Career Code: 47-2152.01

      Lay out, assemble, install, or maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, or related hydraulic or pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, or industrial production or processing systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $55.32

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $55,369.46
      Annual Job Openings
      8,121

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Plumbers

      Plumbers

      SOC Career Code: 47-2152.02

      Assemble, install, or repair pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, or drainage systems, according to specifications or plumbing codes.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $55.32

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $55,369.46
      Annual Job Openings
      8,121

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Plasterers and Stucco Masons

      Plasterers and Stucco Masons

      SOC Career Code: 47-2161.00

      Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $39.82

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $49,464.11
      Annual Job Openings
      984

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Helpers for Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

      Helpers for Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

      SOC Career Code: 47-3011.00

      Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $29.77

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $37,838.15
      Annual Job Openings
      710

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Helpers for Carpenters

      Helpers for Carpenters

      SOC Career Code: 47-3012.00

      Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $25.65

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $37,462.98
      Annual Job Openings
      622

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Helpers for Electricians

      Helpers for Electricians

      SOC Career Code: 47-3013.00

      Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $28.12

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $37,022.61
      Annual Job Openings
      975

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Helpers for Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

      Helpers for Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

      SOC Career Code: 47-3014.00

      Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $23.78

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $35,671.59
      Annual Job Openings
      326

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Helpers for Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

      Helpers for Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

      SOC Career Code: 47-3015.00

      Help plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $26.32

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $35,700.02
      Annual Job Openings
      713

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Helpers for Roofers

      Helpers for Roofers

      SOC Career Code: 47-3016.00

      Help roofers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $29.28

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $43,219.22
      Annual Job Openings
      177

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Construction and Building Inspectors

      Construction and Building Inspectors

      SOC Career Code: 47-4011.00

      Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $66.09

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $83,375.05
      Annual Job Openings
      1,743

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

      Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

      SOC Career Code: 47-4071.00

      Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $36.67

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $41,559.74
      Annual Job Openings
      469

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Helpers for Extraction Workers

      Helpers for Extraction Workers

      SOC Career Code: 47-5081.00

      Help extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers, derrick operators, and mining machine operators, by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying equipment or cleaning work area.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $33.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $41,749.63
      Annual Job Openings
      172

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

      Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

      SOC Career Code: 49-1011.00

      Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $59.71

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $78,035.09
      Annual Job Openings
      4,780

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

      Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

      SOC Career Code: 49-2098.00

      Install, program, maintain, or repair security or fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $37.33

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $51,365.03
      Annual Job Openings
      1,385

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

      Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

      SOC Career Code: 49-9051.00

      Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $63.37

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $104,505.72
      Annual Job Openings
      911

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

      Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

      SOC Career Code: 49-9052.00

      Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $48.92

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $65,992.85
      Annual Job Openings
      1,894

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Maintenance and Repair Workers

      Maintenance and Repair Workers

      SOC Career Code: 49-9071.00

      Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $35.19

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $43,503.71
      Annual Job Openings
      18,268

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Helpers for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

      Helpers for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

      SOC Career Code: 49-9098.00

      Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $25.02

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $33,002.13
      Annual Job Openings
      1,586

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

      Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

      SOC Career Code: 51-7011.00

      Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $32.26

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $35,841.12
      Annual Job Openings
      1,220

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Wood Model Makers

      Wood Model Makers

      SOC Career Code: 51-7031.00

      Construct full-size and scale wooden precision models of products. Includes wood jig builders and loft workers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $55.10

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $51,746.97
      Annual Job Openings
      20

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Wood Patternmakers

      Wood Patternmakers

      SOC Career Code: 51-7032.00

      Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $60.65

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $52,305.94
      Annual Job Openings
      10

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Wood Sawing Machine Operators

      Wood Sawing Machine Operators

      SOC Career Code: 51-7041.00

      Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $20.53

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $30,621.91
      Annual Job Openings
      400

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Woodworking Machine Operators

      Woodworking Machine Operators

      SOC Career Code: 51-7042.00

      Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $23.34

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $32,533.26
      Annual Job Openings
      674

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
Certificate Information

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Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Trades Preapprenticeships (Noncredit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #37599

    An introduction to the various building and construction trades. Overview and history of the trades and unions, and preparation for entrance into the apprenticeship programs and construction industry. Essential topics related to various building and construction trades. These include construction health and safety, basic components of a blueprint, green construction, and financial literacy.  

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC TRAD1
    Introduction to Construction Trades 1
    VOC TRAD2
    Introduction to Construction Trades 2
    VOC MCCR
    Math for College and Career Readiness

    Recommended Elective

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    BS ABE05
    Career Development

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.Location: Building 40-101Phone: (909) 274-4220