Building & Construction
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Course details and registration information
- ....have a general understanding of the North Carolina State Building Code and will be able to demonstrate their competency with the code by locating code provision and providing an interpretation as to the application of the code in the building industry.
- .... be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of standard construction industry practices, the application and use of construction materials and the appropriate use thereof.
- .... have a working knowledge of the building process including the business considerations that are a part of the construction industry.
- Law and Regulations
- Code Book Chapters 1 - 2
- Code Book Chapters 3 - 4
- Business law and basic accounting
- Blueprint basics/Estimating
- Code Book Chapters 5 - 7
- Code Book Chapters 8 - 9
- OSHA and Safety Issues
- Code Book 10 - 12
- Code Book 13 - 14
- Chapters 15 - 18 Take-Home Exam
- Final Review
- Upon successful completion of this class and in conjunction with other requirements as set forth by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors, students will be able to sit for the General Contractors License Examination for commercial, industrial, institutional and all types of residential building construction.
- Upon successfully passing the State exam and by complying with the rules as stated in North Carolina Administrative Code Title 21; Chapter 12 of the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors, a license will be issued.
“Contractor’s Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management” (North Carolina 7th Edition or latest available edition)
Non-alphanumeric calculator without printing capability, and highlighters
- Attendance 90% or above
- Pass practice exam with a grade of 70% or higher
North Carolina Licensing Board of General Contractors Approved Curriculum
North Carolina Licensing Board of General Contractors Certified Instructor
- Planning Department
- Public Utilities
- Real Estate
- Home Inspector
- General Contractor
- OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety - OSH-3013B1
- OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry - OSH-3013A3
- OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety - OSH-3013A1
- Basic Building Construction - FIP-4729T4
- Building Construction - FIP-3022A4
- Law and Administration - COD-3101A3
- Blueprint Reading - FIT-3001J1
- Blue Print Reading and Schematics - CTP-M1
- Blueprint and Schematic Reading - CTP-3001RB1
- Residential Blueprint Reading - BPR-3011B4
- Blueprint Reading - BPR-3011A4
- Blueprint Reading - BPR-3011A3
- Blueprint Reading - BPR-3011A2
- Blueprint Reading - BPR-3011A1