Building Trades
Pre - Apprenticeship


The Santa Cruz County Office of Education is proud to offer a career pathway into the Building Trades sector. This 10 week NO COST program is an intensive hands-on program designed to prepare adult students for entry into a fulling career that includes great potential for growth. Our BTPA program includes:

  • Union recognized Multi-Core Craft and Cabrillo College articulated Curriculum

  • Recognized DAS Registered Program

  • Hands-on jobsite experience

  • Alternative Energy and Green Careers

  • Non Credit Workplace Certificate through Cabrillo College

  • Portfolio development

  • Contractor/Representative Interviews

Certification Opportunities

North America’s Building Trades Unions (MC3)
OSHA 10 Construction Safety
American Heart Association CPR/First Aid