Concrete Finisher Student

Concrete Finishing (ABC)

3-year, 12-credit Apprenticeship

Concrete finishers help build highways, skyscrapers, houses and many other concrete structures. They finish flat surfaces such as floors, foundations and roadways, as well as vertical surfaces including walls, columns, beams and girders. WCTC ABC training center in Wisconsin offers apprentices top-notch training from highly skilled instructors. Concrete Finisher apprentices receive nine days of instruction in December and nine days in January.

The Concrete Finisher apprenticeship is in conjunction with Associated Building Contractors (ABC), Wisconsin chapter, a national trade association for the construction industry.

Additional details on this program:

  • Contact Associated Building Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin, 5330 Wall Street, Madison, WI 53718
  • Complete the ABC application packet, which will include qualifying test information.
  • After application approval, a list of potential employers will be provided.
  • Obtain employment for apprenticeship training; this is the responsibility of the individual seeking an apprenticeship.
  • While WCTC provides related apprenticeship instruction, the student does not need to apply to the college.
  • The State of Wisconsin oversees the apprenticeship system and will contact WCTC to set a class schedule.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report

Program Code 50-429-9

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 429-701 Intro Concrete Const & Finish1 *
 429-702 Concrete Properties & Formwork1 *
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 429-703 Site Prep Concrete Placement1 *
 429-704 Concrete Finish Techniques1 *
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 429-705 Curing & Protecting Concrete1 *
 429-706 Adv. Concrete Properties1 *
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 429-707 Site Concrete1 *
 429-708 Reinforced Concrete1 *
Total Semester Credits
Fifth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 429-709 Industrial Concrete Floors1 *
 429-710 Concrete Super Flat Floors1 *
Total Semester Credits
Sixth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 429-711 Design & Control Conc Mixtures1 *
 429-712 Concrete Quality Control1 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.