From welding to philosophy, FRCC has a program for you.

Is a bachelor's degree your goal? Our two-year associate degrees (A.A., A.S.) are guaranteed to transfer to four-year public schools in Colorado.

Need skills? Our technical degrees (A.A.S.) and certificates launch you into a career. Some certificates can be completed in just one semester.

Select a campus to see what programs are offered there.  Click on a program name for required classes, contacts, starting salaries, and more.

Construction Certifications

Offered at: Larimer

With certifications in construction, electrical and plumbing, you can show the many construction companies in northern Colorado that you are job-ready, complete with the safety awareness and skills needed to start work right away. This is a hands-on program, with a mixture of lab and classroom work, and we will help facilitate internships or job placement.

Construction Fundamentals

10 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program teaches you basic construction skills, including the process of construction, OSHA safety standards, the use of tools, and print reading. Students will be prepared for an apprenticeship or internship program. 

Construction Fundamentals certificate: See required courses.

See construction course descriptions.

Electrical Fundamentals

11 credits
(1 semester)

 

This certificate program teaches you basic electrical skills for residential construction. Learn the process of construction, OSHA safety standards, the use of tools, and print reading. Students will be prepared for an apprenticeship or internship program. 

Electrical Fundamentals certificate: See required courses.

See construction course descriptions.

Plumbing Fundamentals

11 credits
(1 semester) 

 This certificate program teaches you basic plumbing skills for residential construction. Learn the process of construction, OSHA safety standards, the use of tools, and print reading. Students will be prepared for an apprenticeship or internship program. 

Plumbing Fundamentals certificate: See required courses.

See construction course descriptions.

Construction Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Carpenter $28,392
$43,586
$51,183
Carpenter's Assistant  $27,210  $31,061  $32,986 
Electrician  $32,308  $50,584  $59,722 
Electrician's Assistant  $24,651 $30,197  $32,971 
Plumber  $32,804  $49,609  $58,011 
Plumber's Assistant  $25,106  $33,033  $36,997

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2016)

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