Pre-Apprenticeship Green Construction Program

The Green Construction Program prepares participants for exciting and rewarding careers in green building.

About the Program

The class is held at the Michael H. Kappaz Training Center in the Spanish Catholic Center. Graduates receive a nationally accredited certificate in green construction.

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Craft Curriculum, focusing on green building techniques and safety trainings; OSHA-10, CPR-First Aids and Flagger safety. The program includes the followings:

  • Building your future in construction
  • Basic Safety
  • Intro Construction Math
  • Intro Hand Tools
  • Intro Power Tools
  • Intro Construction Drawings
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Intro to Material Handling


The program is open to all D.C., Maryland and Virginia residents over the age of 18. The class is taught in English with assistance for Spanish speakers, as the program hopes to empower Hispanic immigrants with new job skills that can benefit our community immediately. There is a $150 registration fee.

Please call 202-545-7637 ext. 7938 for enrollment information. To be considered, one must be 18 years old, have a driver’s license or District ID, have math and English proficiency and proof of D.C. residency (i.e. State Issued ID; utility bill, rent/lease agreement).



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Additional Information

  • Hours: Classes are held for 16 weeks, and clients have the option to enroll in one of two sections. Both sections meet virtually Monday and Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

  • $150
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