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Carpentry Level One

Carpentry Level One

A 174 Hour Program.This Course is designed to assist the recently or about to be promoted crew leader 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. This Course is designed to introduce the skills or enhance the skills of a Project Supervisor or Superintendent The course covers: 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.
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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.
Close-up of young male carpenter making measurements

Carpentry Level One

A 174 Hour Program.This Course is designed to assist the recently or about to be promoted crew leader 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. This Course is designed to introduce the skills or enhance the skills of a Project Supervisor or Superintendent The course covers: 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.
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.
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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; 
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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.
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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