Our mission is to train the next generation of the construction workforce to be hired into entry-level jobs with Colorado based construction firms.

We will accomplish this mission through several six week programs of entry level construction training that includes both online and in-person instruction, and a Hiring Fair.

Program Training Curriculum

  • Weeks 1-3 (online)
    • Both self-paced and instructor led activities.
    • These trainings will include individual tasks as well as group discussions and online meetings.
  • Weeks 3-6 (in-person)
    • Trainings will be held Monday - Friday, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Two Saturday classes scheduled for a 6-hour site-visit/tour.
    • Hiring Fair/Signing Day held on final Friday of in-person classes.

The Civil Construction Academy curriculum will focus on the Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills book of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The NCCER is a nationally recognized program that provides a highly recognized standard across numerous construction skilled trades and instruction.

The NCCER Modules that will be covered throughout the Civil Construction Academy program are:

  • Build Your Future in Construction
  • Construction Site Safety
  • Intro to Construction Math and Drawings
  • Intro to Hand and Power Tools
  • Introduction to Basic Rigging
  • Communication and Interview Skills
  • Intro to Materials Handling
  • Heavy Highway Construction Orientation
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Traffic Work-Zone Safety

In addition to these topics, program graduates will also receive:

  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health Card
  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED Certification

Each six-week program includes a Hiring Fair (typically takes place on the last Friday of each program), where program participants can meet face-to-face and interview directly with Colorado construction firms that are hiring. In addition to the curriculum, the Civil Construction Academy also trains program participants in interviewing and resume skills to start careers in the construction industry.

These Hiring Fairs include companies that are Colorado Contractors Association members and other local contractors and are exclusively for participants of the Civil Construction Academy.