Concrete Finishing (ABC)

Concrete Finishing (ABC)

Degree Type

12-credit Apprenticeship

Program Code


Time to Degree

More than 2 years

Start Date


How You'll Learn

On Campus


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

Concrete finishers help build highways, skyscrapers, houses and other concrete structures. They finish flat surfaces such as floors, foundations and roadways, as well as vertical surfaces including walls, beams and girders. Receive high-quality, hands-on classroom instruction that complements on-the-job apprenticeship training critical for success in the industrial trades.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100

How To Start

  • While WCTC provides related apprenticeship instruction, the student does not need to apply to the college.
  • Contact Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin, 5330 Wall Street, Madison, WI 53718.
  • Complete and submit the ABC application packet, which will include qualifying test information.
  • After application approval, ABC will provide a list of potential employers will be provided.
  • Obtain employment for apprenticeship training; this is the responsibility of the individual seeking an apprenticeship.
  • The State of Wisconsin oversees the apprenticeship system.

Program Details

Apprenticeship Administrative Assistant

Lindsey Mushall

WCTC Outreach

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If you are dependable, pay attention to detail and enjoy being part of a construction team, working as a concrete finisher might be the career for you. Those in this field work on a variety of engineering/construction projects that involve setting forms, and repairing and finishing concrete projects.

  • Concrete Finisher

$46,000 – $73,000 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

This apprenticeship does not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for most federal financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a technical diploma or associate degree program.

What Makes This Program Unique?


Earn while you learn. Upon completion, apprentices have little to no educational debt and have been working for their employer for multiple years.


Jobs are available now. In the next few years, the construction industry will need as many as two million new craft professionals to fill the jobs available.


Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you'll receive a nationally-recognized completion certification.

Concrete Finishing (ABC)

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