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Pre-Apprentice Program


Clark's Pre-Apprenticeship program provides the opportunity to explore the trades and prepare adults age 18 and over to go to work, enter an apprentice training, or attend Clark College. The program includes certifications in First Aid, Flagging, Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA 10).

Starting Summer 2018, students may select the Pre-Apprenticeship components that interest them most! 

Pre-Apprenticeship Summer 2018

Intro to Trades

  • 2 weeks,  6 classes
  • July 9-20
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 9:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.


First Aid/CPR & Emergency Response

  • 1 week, 3 classes
  • July 30-August 3
  • Monday/Friday:  9:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
  • Friday:  9:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.



  • 1 week, 2 classes
  • August 6-8
  • Monday:  9:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
  • Wednesday:  8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

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Justin Allen
Transitional Studies

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Increase Your Earning Potential

Following the completion of this program, you will have the education and training to explore several pathways: 

  1. Start a new job. 
  2. Go on to an apprenticeship training program. You will receive a list of contacts as part of this course. 
  3. Enroll in certificate or degree program at Clark.

The certificates awarded in the class may also be counted as credit for three high school credits for those seeking to complete their high school diploma

Great Value

Students can earn up to  three certificates that would cost $300 if completed separately. Clark College is offering this program at the reduced rate of $25 with support of area partnership to help local community members gain hands-on education and training in the trades. 

The Flagging, First Aid and OSHA certificates are valid throughout the United States. 


"This has absolutely been the most eye opening course Clark has had to offer. I've had to draw upon skills sets I had no idea were innate within me — everything from communication to being able to contextualize my thoughts." - Pre-apprentice student, Winter 2017

"I think by touring so many different places and attending various training sessions, I do feel more confident in my abilities as a worker, student, and individual." - Pre-apprentice student, Winter 2017 

"The fact you can make a livable wage and get paid to learn the craft is such an amazing thing. I have learned I have more potential than I ever thought I could." - Pre-apprentice student, Winter 2017

 Getting Started is Easy!

Register for Pre-Apprenticeship just as you would any CAP class at Clark College.

Attend a CAP Information Session for more information.