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Become a Construction Management Apprentice to Earn While You Learn

Construction management apprenticeship students

Become a Construction Apprentice to Earn While You Learn

Prepare for success in HCC’s Construction Management Apprenticeship Program. Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget and supervise construction projects. Duties may include:

  • Preparing timetables and schedules
  • Working with supervisors, clients and subcontractors
  • Ensuring buildings meet legal requirements and regulations

This is the only program of its kind in Maryland. Students complete on-the-job training while they earn their certificate. They graduate ready to enter their field or continue on to a four-year college.

Construction management is a growing industry. Increasing demand for workers makes it a secure career path. Our apprentices work full-time with construction companies in Maryland. At the same time, they complete construction management courses.

After the program is complete, students will be closer to starting their career. Apprentices will be eligible to take the Construction Manager-in-Training (CMIT) certification exam. Students will also create a portfolio demonstrating skills such as:

  • Construction safety
  • Field surveying
  • Blueprint reading
  • Material testing
  • Project closeout

We encourage current students, interested construction management professionals or those currently employed by a licensed construction company to apply.

  • About the Program

    The only program of its kind in Maryland, HCC’s Construction Management Apprenticeship program prepares you to succeed in architectural, engineering, and general contracting jobs. The curriculum includes lecture, lab, and 2,000 hours of on-the-job experiences per year.

    After successfully completing a one-week industry orientation, you will begin two years of courses at HCC, while working full-time at a local construction company. You will have the opportunity for employers to view your resume for potential employment and you must be hired by a participating employer by the start of the program. If you are currently working with an employer we welcome the opportunity for them to become a participating partner.

    Classes are held once a week – typically on a Friday – allowing 4-5 other work days. Upon completion, you will earn a Construction Management Certificate from HCC and will be eligible to take the Certified Construction Manager-in-Training (CMIT) exam. You will also have earned 4,000 hours’ worth of wages.

    See a list of courses in the online catalog.

    Program Requirements
    In order to participate in the Construction Management Apprenticeship, you must:

    • Be 18 years or older by start of the program.
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • Be College ready in English and Math.
    • Have a driver’s license and clean driving record or have access to reliable transportation.
       
  • How to Apply & Enroll

    First, apply to Howard Community College.

    Once you have successfully completed the college admissions process, you will need to submit a secondary application to the construction management apprenticeship program. 

    Applications will open in fall 2020 with a June 2021 start date.

    For more information, contact apprentice@howardcc.edu.

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  • Three Ways to Earn Construction Management Credentials at HCC

    HCC offers three unique options for students to prepare for success in architectural, engineering, project management, or general contracting jobs.

    A.A.S. Degree Ideal for students who plan to eventually pursue a bachelor’s degree.

    Apprenticeship Program – Ideal for students who want to pursue an education while simultaneously earning a full-time salary in a Construction Management role and are interested in the possibility of having an employer contribute to their tuition costs.

    Certificate Program Ideal for students who are not certain they want to pursue a bachelor’s degree (but want to earn credits toward one) and want to improve job prospects by earning an intermediate credential on their way to pursuing an associate degree.

The Construction Management Apprenticeship is part of HCC’s greater apprenticeship program. Students earn full-time salaries and train in their industry while completing their degrees. Employers work with HCC to hire new and emerging talent in their fields. Learn more about our apprenticeship program.

Questions? Email apprentice@howardcc.edu to connect with a program representative.

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