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Prepare for a career in the trades with a Multicraft Trades Certificate

Overview

This certificate will prepare you to enter a local apprenticeship, a skilled trade career, or an associate degree program in the industrial trades. Students who attend full-time can complete the program in three quarters (one academic year). Credits earned in qualifying high school classes can be applied to the certificate.

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Career Paths

The trades offer a wide variety of family wage jobs with growth and advancement potential. The more education and training you have, the more likely you are to be competitive in the job market.

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Installation, maintenance & repair
  • Heating & air conditioning
  • Electrical design & repair
  • Plumbing & pipefitting
  • Machine tools
  • Diesel & heavy equipment repair
  • Engineering technology

 

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Skills & Abilities

  • Industrial safety
  • Welding
  • Blueprint reading
  • Machining
  • Technology principles
  • On-the-job training
  • Industrial communications
  • Academic and career success
  • Industrial math
  • Human relations
  • First Aid/CPR

Degree options

Apply the credits you earn in this certificate to an associate degree in advanced manufacturing, diesel/heavy equipment technology, machine trades, or welding technology. Students with the certificate who attend full-time can complete an associate degree in three academic quarters (one additional academic year).

Apprenticeship pathways

Use the skills you gain in this program to enter an apprenticeship pathway with ironworkers, plumbers and pipefitters, commercial and residential building trades, or operating engineers.


Contact Professional-Technical Programs

Entry and Career Services located in the Admissions Center. Make an appointment to discuss your future by calling the Entry Center at (360) 442-2311. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.

Entry Center (General Inquiries)

  (360) 442-2311
  entry@lowercolumbia.edu

Career Services Inquiries

  (360) 442-2330
  careerhlp@lowercolumbia.edu

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