Skill Certificate in Construction Practices

Division: Industry & Technology

Students completing this certificate will acquire skills in operating hand and power tools used in the construction trades, working safely, and working cooperatively with other class participants to complete various tasks that cumulatively result in project completion. Students will learn building processes involved in erecting buildings including foundations, walls, roof structures and interior building components. Students will develop skills in building layout, measuring, transferring measurements, concrete construction, framing, roofing and finish work involved in construction practices by hands-on methodology.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will show proper construction practices in wall, floor and roof framing, and identify proper size requirements for window and door headers.
  • Students will exhibit safety skills in operating power tools and hand tools.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following: constructing foundations, framing, roofing, drywall installation, and interior finish work. Additional opportunities include assisting construction managers, retail sales of construction materials, outside sales of construction materials and processes, and gaining experience and time credit towards acquiring a contracting license.

CT 220Construction Practices 12.5
CT 221Construction Practices 22.5
CT 222Construction Practices 32.5
CT 223Construction Practices 42.5
CT 250Basic Carpentry/Const Practice4

The Skill Certificate requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Industry & Technology Division Chair.