Pre-Apprenticeship Program | 5 credits

This program through Southeast Tech, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and other industry partners gives teens age 16 or older an experiential environment to learn about the construction industry. 

Are you interested in a career in building but haven’t landed a job opportunity? On-the-job training is available! This STC program combines classroom instruction, lab work and on-site projects for commercial and residential construction. The curriculum will focus on the following: 

  • Small hand and power tools 
  • Safety 
  • Career awareness 
  • Soft skills

Experienced professionals help you learn now, and you might secure full-time employment later. 

What is a Pre-Apprenticeship? 

Students interview with construction professionals. This helps you learn about job requirements and opportunities. If selected, you will receive paid training, including lab projects, classroom instruction and on-site work. 

Why Choose Southeast Tech?  

Your construction-centered coursework in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the perfect opportunity to learn proper framing, flooring and roofing practices, as well as how to install doors and windows. STC’s instruction will also help you with the following: 

Know your Tools: You will learn how to operate measurement tools, read blueprints, use hand tools, power tools and construction fasteners. 

See the Bigger Picture:  With the help of your STC faculty, you will learn how mathematical competency plays a role in construction as well as the importance of safety on the job for the following: 

  • Ladders and scaffolding 
  • Jobsite practices 
  • Stationary power tools 
  • Portable power tools 
  • Hand tools

Gain Professionalism: As a construction pre-apprentice from Southeast Tech, you will know how to communicate professionally and ethically with others. 


Costs are calculated based on a charge of $249 per credit hour, plus applicable fees.

Total Costs


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Matthew Haynes

Construction Management
Wood Center 253

Nathan Stoltenburg

Construction Management
Wood Center 253

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Other Programs Related to Construction 

If you’re interested in a career in construction, you might also be interested in these programs at Southeast Tech: 

Civil Engineering   Mechanical Engineering   Construction Management Technology

Technology Requirements

Southeast Technical College's Construction Pre-Apprenticeship program is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program. You may purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech Support Center.