Summit Academy OIC

Training for Life


Summit’s 100 Hard Hats program is designed to provide students with job readiness skills in the construction trade through classroom and hands-on training completed in two 10-week phases: Phase I (general industry training) and Phase II (hands-on training). Training is administered by Journey-level carpentry instructors with more than 70 years of combined experience in the field. Learn more about 100 Hard Hats.

Upon completion of the training program, students will have gained marketable job readiness skills, and are ready to begin a career in the residential and commercial construction industry. Summit also helps students learn how to enter a trade union which makes workers eligible for additional wages, education and other employment benefits.

Course Information

This Pre-Apprentice program instructs students in the basics of construction, including safety, hand/power tools and blue print reading. In addition, students gain hands-on experience by working on projects in the shop and on actual job sites.

In addition to Pre-Apprentice basic construction skills, students are also trained as residential electricians. The Pre-Apprentice Electrician program is offered in partnership with the Local Union 292 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

After the initial 10 weeks of construction and electrician basics, the final 10 weeks takes place offsite at the IBEW’s state-of-the-art joint apprentice training center. With experienced union instructors, students will learn electrical safety, hand/power tools, print reading, basic electricity, electrical math and the specific skills of the electrical trade through hands-on projects.

Areas of Training

  • Electrical Safety
  • Hand/Power Tools
  • Blueprints
  • Electricity Basics
  • Electrical Math

Course Details

Course Length: 20 Weeks
Tuition cost: $5,400.00 *

* Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Gainful Employment Disclosure: Pre-Apprentice Carpentry 

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