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Career Seeker Programs

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Core Fundamentals of Construction Course

Core Fundamentals of Construction Course

A 90 hour course for entry level students to learn and touch on a variety of Construction Careers and learn basic construction knowledge and skills including: Construction Safety, Construction math, Introduction to Construction Hand and Power and their Tools use, Materials Handling, Introduction to Construction Drawings and Employability Skills such as critical thinking skills, problem solving and effective self-presentation. Students successfully completing the course will receive an OSHA 10 hour for Construction Card, NCCER certificate, HBI Certificate, Build Smart Institute Competency Badges and a First aid and CPR card
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Residential Carpentry Apprentice Course

Residential Carpentry Apprentice Course

A two Year 381 Hour Program; First Year is 175 hours; Second Year is 206 Hours. Includes Basic Safety, Intro to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, Introduction to Materials Handling, Housekeeping and debris removal (Safety), Orientation to the Trade, Building Materials / Fasteners, Sealing the Building Envelope, basic surface preparation, Site Preparation, handling and placing concrete, foundations & slab on grade, reinforcing Concrete, Decks / Porches / Sunrooms, Thermal / Moisture Protection, Wall / Floor / Roof Systems. Students successfully completing the Couse will have met the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Related Technical Instruction for Residential Carpentry Laborer Apprentice Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Wheelbarrow is in front of tools for ground work. Thin square metal profiles for dry wall are stacked on ground in background

Commercial Carpentry Mechanic Apprentice Course

Commercial Carpentry Mechanic
Apprentice Course

A two Year 385 Hour Program; First Year is 192.5 hours; Second Year is 192.5 Hours. Includes Basic Safety, Intro to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, Introduction to Materials Handling, Housekeeping and debris removal (Safety), Orientation to the Trade, Building Materials / Fasteners, Introduction to drawing specifications, Sealants and repairs / fillers, Brushing / Rolling Paints and Coatings and basic surface preparation, Site Preparation, handling and placing concrete, foundations & slab on grade, reinforcing Concrete, Vertical Forms, Cold- Formed Steel Framing, Drywall Installation, Drywall Finishing, Suspended Ceiling, Doors and Door Hardware, Window/ Door / Ceiling Trim.

Students successfully completing the Couse will have met the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Related Technical Instruction for the Commercial Carpentry Laborer Apprentice Registered Apprenticeship Program.
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Carpentry Level One

Carpentry Level One

A 174 Hour Program. Includes History of the Trade, Orientation to the Trade, Career Opportunities for Carpentry and Construction, Skills, Responsibilities and Characteristics of a Carpenter; Carpentry Building Materials, Fasteners & Adhesives; Carpentry Hand and Power Tools; Introduction to Construction Drawings, Specifications and Layout; Floor Systems, Wall Systems, Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing; Introduction to Building Envelope Systems, Basic Stair Layout.
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Plumbing Level One

Plumbing Level One

A 145 Hour Course. Includes: Career Options for Plumbers, History of Plumbing; Plumbing Safety, Tools of the Plumbing Trade; Introduction to Plumbing Math; Introduction to Plumbing Drawings; Plastic Pipe and Fittings; Copper Tube and Fittings; Cast Iron Pipe and Fittings; Steel Pipe and Fittings; Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures; Introduction to Drain, Waste and Vent (DWV) Systems, Introduction to Water Distribution Systems.
teamwork discussing hardworking in the office on building structure

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management

A 115 Hour Course. Includes: Introduction to Project Management; Safety; Interpersonal Skills; Issues and Resolutions; Construction Documents; Construction Planning; Estimating and Cost Control; Scheduling; Resource Control; Quality Control and Assurance; Continuous Improvement.
Safety equipment - hardhat, goggle, gloves and eye protection

Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

A 22.5 Hour Program. This Course is designed to assist the recently or about to be promoted crew leader; it is beneficial for anyone in management. Includes performance tasks to assist the learning process. Basic leadership skills; Different leadership styles; Communication; Delegating; Problem solving; Jobsite safety and the crew leader’s role; Project planning, scheduling; and Estimating.
2 workers in engine room

Project Supervision

Project Supervision

An 85 Hour Course. This Course is designed to introduce the skills or enhance the skills of a Project Supervisor or Superintendent. The course covers: Orientation to the Supervision Role, Human relations and problem solving; Safety; Quality Control; Contract and Construction Documents; Document control and estimating; Planning and Scheduling; Resource Control and Awareness;
Two blue-collar workers wearing protective equipment while insulating an industrial pressure vessel

Project Management

Project Management

An 115 Hour Course. This Course is designed to introduce the skills or enhance the skills of a Project Manager. The course covers: Introduction to Project Management; Safety; Interpersonal Skills; Issues and resolutions; Construction Documents; Construction Planning; Estimating and Control; Scheduling; Resource Control; Quality Control; and Continuous Improvement.
objects representing a trade school student

Core Fundamentals of Construction Course

A 90 hour course for entry level students to learn and touch on a variety of Construction Careers and learn basic construction knowledge and skills including: Construction Safety, Construction math, Introduction to Construction Hand and Power and their Tools use, Materials Handling, Introduction to Construction Drawings and Employability Skills such as critical thinking skills, problem solving and effective self-presentation. Students successfully completing the course will receive an OSHA 10 hour for Construction Card, NCCER certificate, HBI Certificate, Build Smart Institute Competency Badges and a First aid and CPR card
an interior view of a house attic under construction

Residential Carpentry Apprentice Course

A two Year 381 Hour Program; First Year is 175 hours; Second Year is 206 Hours. Includes Basic Safety, Intro to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, Introduction to Materials Handling, Housekeeping and debris removal (Safety), Orientation to the Trade, Building Materials / Fasteners, Sealing the Building Envelope, basic surface preparation, Site Preparation, handling and placing concrete, foundations & slab on grade, reinforcing Concrete, Decks / Porches / Sunrooms, Thermal / Moisture Protection, Wall / Floor / Roof Systems. Students successfully completing the Couse will have met the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Related Technical Instruction for Residential Carpentry Laborer Apprentice Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Wheelbarrow is in front of tools for ground work. Thin square metal profiles for dry wall are stacked on ground in background

Commercial Carpentry Mechanic Apprentice Course

A two Year 385 Hour Program; First Year is 192.5 hours; Second Year is 192.5 Hours. Includes Basic Safety, Intro to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, Introduction to Materials Handling, Housekeeping and debris removal (Safety), Orientation to the Trade, Building Materials / Fasteners, Introduction to drawing specifications, Sealants and repairs / fillers, Brushing / Rolling Paints and Coatings and basic surface preparation, Site Preparation, handling and placing concrete, foundations & slab on grade, reinforcing Concrete, Vertical Forms, Cold- Formed Steel Framing, Drywall Installation, Drywall Finishing, Suspended Ceiling, Doors and Door Hardware, Window/ Door / Ceiling Trim.

Students successfully completing the Couse will have met the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Related Technical Instruction for the Commercial Carpentry Laborer Apprentice Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Hands of craftsman carve with a gouge in the hand

Carpentry Level One

A 174 Hour Program. Includes History of the Trade, Orientation to the Trade, Career Opportunities for Carpentry and Construction, Skills, Responsibilities and Characteristics of a Carpenter; Carpentry Building Materials, Fasteners & Adhesives; Carpentry Hand and Power Tools; Introduction to Construction Drawings, Specifications and Layout; Floor Systems, Wall Systems, Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing; Introduction to Building Envelope Systems, Basic Stair Layout.
Plumber with Plumbing tools in the kitchen

Plumbing Level One

A 145 Hour Course. Includes: Career Options for Plumbers, History of Plumbing; Plumbing Safety, Tools of the Plumbing Trade; Introduction to Plumbing Math; Introduction to Plumbing Drawings; Plastic Pipe and Fittings; Copper Tube and Fittings; Cast Iron Pipe and Fittings; Steel Pipe and Fittings; Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures; Introduction to Drain, Waste and Vent (DWV) Systems, Introduction to Water Distribution Systems.
teamwork discussing hardworking in the office on building structure

Construction Project Management

A 115 Hour Course. Includes: Introduction to Project Management; Safety; Interpersonal Skills; Issues and Resolutions; Construction Documents; Construction Planning; Estimating and Cost Control; Scheduling; Resource Control; Quality Control and Assurance; Continuous Improvement.
Safety equipment - hardhat, goggle, gloves and eye protection

Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

A 22.5 Hour Program. This Course is designed to assist the recently or about to be promoted crew leader; it is beneficial for anyone in management. Includes performance tasks to assist the learning process. Basic leadership skills; Different leadership styles; Communication; Delegating; Problem solving; Jobsite safety and the crew leader’s role; Project planning, scheduling; and Estimating.
2 workers in engine room

Project Supervision

A 85 Hour Course. This Course is designed to introduce the skills or enhance the skills of a Project Supervisor or Superintendent. The course covers: Orientation to the Supervision Role, Human relations and problem solving; Safety; Quality Control; Contract and Construction Documents; Document control and estimating; Planning and Scheduling; Resource Control and Awareness;
Two blue-collar workers wearing protective equipment while insulating an industrial pressure vessel

Project Management

A 115 Hour Course. This Course is designed to introduce the skills or enhance the skills of a Project Manager. The course covers: Introduction to Project Management; Safety; Interpersonal Skills; Issues and resolutions; Construction Documents; Construction Planning; Estimating and Control; Scheduling; Resource Control; Quality Control; and Continuous Improvement.
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