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Construction Trades - Program Admission

Program admission

You can prepare for this program of study by completing your high school degree or getting a GED. Most apprenticeship programs require that you be at least 18. In addition, some training programs require that applicants take aptitude and physical fitness tests.

Apprenticeship requirements vary by area and local committee. Most committees require that apprentices be at least 18. Some will take younger apprentices who have permission from their parents or high school principal.

Some training programs require that applicants take aptitude tests and physical activity tests. They may require some related work experience.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

• Exploration of Construction Careers
• Construction
• Electricity
• Construction Trades Work Experience
• Drafting
• Blueprint Reading
• General Industrial Arts
• Industrial Safety and First Aid
• Applied Math
• Algebra
• Fitness and Conditioning Activities

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.
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