Builder Construction Skills I

Lesson topics include:

  • Basic builder mathematics;
  • Building materials;
  • Hand tools and power tools;
  • Exterior carpentry;
  • Interior finish and drywall;
  • Painting and preservation;
  • Doors, windows, and suspended ceilings;
  • Floor and wall tiling;
  • Interior trim; and
  • Teardown and demolition. 

Training Period: 2-5 Weeks. Continuing Education Units (CEU) Award: 8-20 Units.

Builder Construction Skills II

Lesson topics include:

  • Basic construction drawings and specifications;
  • Woodworking;
  • Forming, reinforcing, and placing concrete;
  • Masonry;
  • Floor and wall framing;
  • Constructing stairs;
  • Roof framing;
  • Composition of roof shingles;
  • Heavy timber bridge;
  • Pre-engineered building; and
  • Hot built-up roof.

Training Period: 2-5 Weeks. Continuing Education Units (CEU) Award: 8-20 Units.

 Builder Construction Trade Skills: Intermediate & Advanced

Courses provide specialized training in advanced construction trade skills. The list of courses is below:

  • Tool and Equipment Maintenance;
  • Wood and Mill Working;
  • Finish Carpentry;
  • Concrete Forming and Reinforcing;
  • Mixing;
  • Placing and Finishing Concrete;
  • Light Frame Construction;
  • Roofing; and
  • Heavy Construction.

Training Period: 2-5 Weeks. Continuing Education Units(CEU) Award: 8-20, depending on length of course.

Lesson topics include:

  • Basic training in builder skills including carpentry, tile laying, and cement repair;
  • Interior and exterior finish including painting and preservation; 
  • Minor repairs of drywall, doors, windows, and suspended ceilings; 
  • Electrical maintenance and minor repairs of electrical outlets and interior wiring; 
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical equipment including duct intake and exhaust systems, and of air conditioning and boiler malfunctions; 
  • Sheet metal layout and cutting to support repair and maintenance activities; and
  • Maintenance and installation of small plumbing fixtures, pipes, and ducts. 

Training Period: 5-15 Weeks. Continuing Education Units(CEU) Award: None at this time.

Facility & Building Maintenance Technician