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Basic Construction Skills

This 148-hour introductory program will instruct the student in the principles of residential and light commercial construction from the planning and beginning stages all the way to a completed structure. The course will cover HRD, NC State Building Codes, OSHA Construction Safety, and blue print reading. Classroom and hands-on training will include electrical and plumbing rough-ins, house framing, exterior siding. drywall installation, interior trim and many other aspects of building construction. The safe use of the various construction tools and equipment will be covered.

A student completing this course should be prepared for entry level employment with local general contractors.