Construction and Carpentry

Careers in the construction industry need employees at all skill levels. To get started, new employees should have training in on the job safety, basic blueprint reading, an understanding of hand and power tools and strong skills in measurement and basic math. Careers in residential and commercial construction are available.

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Industry-recognized credential(s): National Center for Construction Education and Research, OSHA, American Heart Association

Complete course(s) in: Six months or less

Financial assistance available

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Carpentry IICAR-3124B72 available classes
This course covers the advanced theory and construction methods associated with the building industry including interior finishes, pre-finish flooring and installing drywall. Topics include safety, hand/power tool use, measurement and layout, interior trim and finish, and ot...
Apprenticeship Challenge AssessmentSEF-3001APP
This challenge assessment follows NCCER guidelines and curriculum to evaluate the competence level of experienced workers in a specific craft area. Assessments may allow individuals to proceed to higher levels of apprenticeship instruction. Upon completion, participants will...
Aquatic Plant ManagementAGR-3002C3
Per the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), licensed commercial and private pesticide applicators must realize continuing education credit requirements to maintain their workforce eligibility. This training program will provide state li...
Carpentry ICAR-3124A7
Learn the basics of framing by building a storage shed. Students will learn to have a solid grasp of common residential framing practices. In addition, students will be able to layout and construct floor systems, walls and ceilings, install windows and exterior doors, inst...
Core CurriculumCAR-3108K1
Students involved in this course will complete the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum, the 10-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Course in Construction Safety, the American Heart Association (AHA) Cardio-Pul...
A one-day training course that is designed to focus on basic drywall installation. Students will learn to measure, cut, hang and install sheetrock on pre-built wood stud mockups.
FAA Part 107: Commercial Drone (UAS) Pilot Exam TrainingSEF-3001GD2
Careful – flying a drone can get you into legal trouble if you don't know the rules. But once you know them, there’s money to be made! The FAA now requires all commercial drone pilots to pass a certification test to pilot a UAS (Unmanned Aerial System). This course prepares...
Homeowner Repair and Maintenance Level ICST-3110A7
Learn the basics of home maintenance. Discover ways to assess a problem, how to determine whether you have the skills to fix it, and which tools to use for particular tasks. Create a seasonal checklists, safety issues, plumbing, electrical, basic caulking techniques, appli...
Introduction to Landscape MaintenanceHOR-3307E2
Would you like to know more about caring for your lawn, trees, shrubs, and flowers? This course will show you how to identify and maintain your lawn and plantings, and how to use gardening tools and landscaping equipment. You'll also learn when and how to plant, fertilize, a...
Project Management for ConstructionCAR-3200A1
This class provides instruction in project management for the construction trades. Students will learn about construction materials and methods, mathematics, communications, safety, human resources, scheduling, and customer service. Upon completion of the course, students wi...
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