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Apprenticeship Construction Laborer (ACL) Certificate

Last updated 4/2/2014

Certificate Code 5973

Program Contacts:
QC Campus

First Stop Center, 309-796-5100
LU 25 JAC Regional Training Coordinator
Terrance Whitecotton, c/o 309-786-5479, union309@aol.com


This program is designed for those who have been accepted into the Illinois Laborers’ and Contractors’ Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship and Training Program. The program provides an option for a certificate in construction labor, with training approved by the U.S. Department of Labor and developed by the Illinois Laborers and Contractors Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program (JATP). Black Hawk College has formed an agreement with the JATP and may grant college credit for approved and completed coursework. For further information concerning apprenticeship training, contact regional training coordinator of the Illinois Laborers and Contractors, LU 309 Apprenticeship Training Coordinator, Terrance Whitecotton, c/o 786-5479 or e-mail union309@aol.com or the First Stop Center at Black Hawk College.

Apprenticeship Construction Laborer (ACL) Certificate
Certificate Code 5973
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

First Year – First Semester
LBR 111 — Orientation to Laborer’s Craft (3)
LBR 113 — Mason Tending (3)
LBR 291 — Concrete Practice Fundamentals (20

Second Semester
LBR 115 — Asphalt Techn. & Construction (3)
LBR 116 — Labor Apprenticeship I (3)
LBR 292 — Concrete Apprenticeship I (20

Second Year – First Semester
LBR 131 — Principles of Pipelaying (3)
HIST 190 — History of American Labor (3)
LBR 293 — Forming & Finishing Concrete (3)

Second Semester
LBR 133 — Asbestos Abatement (3)
LBR 139 — Construction Blueprint Reading (3)
LBR 136 — Labor Apprenticeship II (3)
LBR 294 — Concrete Apprenticeship II (2)

Third Year – First Semester
LBR 153 — Hazardous Waste Worker (4)
LBR 250 — Landscaping (3)

Second Semester
LBR 150 — Construction Surveying (2)
LBR 152 — Bridge Construction (3)
LBR 156 — Labor Apprenticeship III (3)

Minimum total hours required for certificate (50)


Gainful Employment

Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.

Apprenticeship Construction Laborer (ACL) Certificate