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Construction Trade Skills Academy

 
 
CONSTRUCTION TRADE SKILLS ACADEMY

Students earn three (3) National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Credentials:

● Core Curriculum Credential
● Carpentry Level 1 Credential
● Project Management Credential

Courses Include:

NCCER Core Curriculum and Carpentry Level 1

● Orientation to the Trade 2.5 hours
● Basic Safety (Construction Site Safety Orientation) (Project Management Safety)15 hours
● Introduction to Construction Math 10 hours
● Introduction to Hand Tools 10 hours
● Introduction to Power Tools 10 hours
● Introduction to Construction Drawings/Specifications, and Layout/Construction Documents 27.5
● Basic Communication Skills and Interpersonal Skills 12.5 hours
● Basic Employability Skills 7.5 hours
● Floor Systems 25 hours
● Wall systems 10 hours
● Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing 47.5 hours
● Introduction to Building Envelope Systems 12.5 hours
● Basic Stair Layout 12.5 hours
● Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives 20 hours

Section Total: 222.5
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NCCER Project Management

● Properties of Concrete 10 hours (Elective)
● Foundations and Slabs-On-Grade 20 hours (Elective)
● Introduction to Project Management 2.5 hours
● Issues and Resolutions 15 hours
● Construction Planning 10 hours
● Estimating and Cost Control 15 hours
● Scheduling 15 hours
● Resource Control 10 hours
● Quality Control 5 hours
● Continuous Improvement 5 hours

Section Total: 107.5
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HUD Manufactured Housing Installation

● Manufactured Housing Installation 55 hours (Elective)

Section Total: 55
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Total Hours: 400 (including testing)
 
Class days and times are typically Monday-Friday 1pm-6pm (5 hours daily) (25 hours per week)
The full Academy is 16 weeks.
 
Students may choose to participate in Work-Based Learning.  During work-based learning, students have the opportunity to learn while actually working with industry professionals on job sites.  Students earn pay while participating in work-based learning. 
 
For more information contact the Workforce Development Department at McDowell Technical Community College at (828) 652-0675.