The Building Trades Construction Technology Certificate Program provides students with entry-level job skills for the construction industry. Tool safety and job-site safety training in compliance with OSHA standards are stressed. Classes meet on- and off-campus in labs designed for residential and commercial construction. Students must be free of chronic respiratory disease and allergies or reactions to wood or wood products, construction adhesives, paints and solvents. Students must be able to lift 50 pounds. Students purchase all textbooks for this program. Students must have an up-to-date tetanus record in advisor's student file.
Possible Employment Responsibilities: Lab classes teach fundamentals of site layout, foundations, framing, roof systems, exterior covering, installation of doors and windows, interior finishing, cabinet construction and installation, remodeling and tools. Theory classes present technical information, Uniform Building Code (UBC) regulations, blueprint reading and material analysis.
Possible Employment Positions: Worker's Helper in the above mentioned areas.
Possible Employment Locations: Private or commercial business, municipal/government agencies.
Program Duration: Two years. Program could be longer depending on the student's high school background and basic skills.
Tool Kits: Students are required to purchase a tool kit at the cost of $900 at the time of registration.
Students must have an up-to-date tetanus record in advisor's student file.
The SWCD Building Construction Program is vocational training with heavy emphasis upon "hand skills" and work adjustment. Students who successfully complete the training will receive certificates from SWCD and will be ready to enter the work force.