NWCOC’s concrete finishing program is a series of training modules and supplemental materials divided into three levels. Curriculum is modular in format, competency-based and includes written and performance evaluations. After an introduction to concrete finishing and safety, students will learn the properties of concrete, its’ proper placement and finishing, and how it cures. Levels 2 and 3 include modules on forming, quantity estimating, and a variety of finishes and surface treatments as well as quality control and repairs. Students who complete this curriculum and who obtain three years of on-the-job experience will qualify as a journey-level concrete finisher anywhere in the nation. The concrete finishing program is authorized to train apprentices. Some course modules may be required and others may be offered as electives. Learn more about NWCOC’s Apprentice Concrete Finishing Program .