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Curriculum

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Motivational speaker helps trainees strive for self-confidence, ambition, and how to sell them selves to potential employers.

    Prerequisites:

  • Ability to be self motivated and reliable

    Course length: 8 hours

     Required tools/supplies:  Notebook and pencil

Speakers from local community banks will teach trainees about the power of checking, saving and investments accounts.

   Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of personal banking

   Course length:  8 hours

   Required tools/supplies:  Notebook and pencil

Trainees will learn the different processes used to predict the final cost of projects.

   Prerequisites:

  • Ability to breakdown project cost of the scope of work

    Course length:  8 hours

     Required tools/supplies

Trainees will learn how to be reliable, efficient and stay on schedule while completing the scope of work.

   Prerequisites:

       Knowledge of being a Supervisor and a General Contractor

    Course length:  8 hours

Trainees will prepare and review the logistic plan.

   Prerequisites:

      *   Ability to self-perform work under general conditions.

    Course length:  8 hours

     Required tools/supplies:  Notebook, calculator, and pencil

Trainees will learn the importance of paying bills on time and establishing credit.

    Prerequisites:

  • General knowledge of bills and credit
  • General preparation of Tax forms

    Course length:  8 hours

    Required tools/supplies:   Calculator, notebook, and pencil

Trainees will learn the importance of the draw schedule for payout payments.

   Prerequisites:

      General knowledge of payments, per contract agreement.

   Course length:  8 hours

    Required tool / supplies:  Calculator, notebook, and pencil

Trainees will learn the importance of communication and dress codes.

   Prerequisites:

  • Students will learn moral, values, ethic, and general knowledge of customer service.

    Course length:  8 hours

     Required tool / supplies:  Notebook and pencil

Trainees will learn OSHA requirements, record keeping and compliance.

  Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of safety and hazardous materials.

  Course length:  32 hours

   Required tools / supplies:  Hard hat, safety glasses, safety boots, gloves and first-aid kit.

This course covers basic blueprint reading.  Drawing, symbols, plans elevation and scaling will be associated with this course.  Trainees will be taught to read basic lay-out covering structural, architectural and specification.  Some estimating principals will be developed with this course.

  Prerequisites:

  • Demonstrate ability to read basic blueprints
  • Basic math skills

Course length:  24 hours

 Required tool / supplies:  Notebook, calculator and pencil

This course will provide trainees with the skills required to work in residential and commercial framing.  It will cover – ceilings, roof framing, lay-out of floors, walls, interior and exterior work.

  Prerequisites:

  • Phase 1 General Carpentry Class

  Course length:  40 hours

  Required tools / supplies:  Framing, square, chalk line, tape measure, hard hat, boots, hammer, pry bar, level, safety glasses, cordless screw gun, notebook and pencil.

This course will cover basic drywall installation.  Trainees will be taught different sizes of drywall for interior and exterior walls per City Code.

  Prerequisites:

  • Phase 1 General Carpentry Class

  Course length:  40 hours

  Required tools / supplies:  Drywall screw gun, T-square, tape measure, chalk line, rasp, utility knife, notebook and pencil.

This course will cover basic finish work with smooth walls ready to paint.  Trainees will learn to tape and apply plaster to hide the seams of the drywall installed.

  Prerequisites:

  • Phase 1 General Finish Work

  Course length:  40 hours

  Required tools / supplies:  taping knives 4” – 12”, mud pan, white shirt and pants, boots, mixing gun, bucket, notebook and pencil.

This course will cover basic painting.  Trainees will learn the different types of paint brushes and rollers to apply to different surfaces.  Protect contents and flooring (prep work) before starting.

Prerequisites:

  • Phase 1 General painting class

Course length: 40 hours

Required tools / supplies:  white shirt and pants, boots, paint brushes 2 ½” – 4”, roller and sleeve, paint pan, plastic covering, tarps, ladder, bucket and paint sticks.

This course will teach trainees how to create and apply wood casing, baseboard trim, crown molding and arches over doors and windows.

Prerequisites:

  • Phase 1 General Carpentry Class

Course length: 24 hours

Required tools / supplies:  Files, safety glasses, chalk-line, chisel, tape measure, hammer, pouch, coping saw, hard hat and T-Bevel square.

This course will cover basic cabinet installation.  Trainees will learn the floor plan to fit different dimensions for kitchen and bathrooms.

Prerequisites:

  • Phase 1 General layout of cabinets

Course length: 24 hours

Required tools / supplies:  Level, cordless screw gun, chalk line, tape measure, 3” screws, drill kit and ladder.

This course will cover basic flooring installation.  Trainees will learn prep work to install sub-flooring, ceramic, wood, vinyl and VCT tile.

Prerequisites:

  • Phase 1 General flooring installation

Course length:  40 hours

Required tools / supplies:  Calculator, pencil and notebook

Trainees will receive instruction in estimating construction projects of residential and commercial properties.  Students will have to estimate material for a specific house with a set of blueprints.  They will identify and organize components of the house or building with appropriate material list.

Prerequisites:

  • General knowledge of projected cost for scope of work
  • Basic math skills

Course length:  32 hours

Required tools / supplies:  Calculator, pencil and notebook

This course will equip trainees with the skills to remove and install windows.  Students will learn the different types of windows and their quality.

Prerequisites:

  • General window installation

Course length:  24 hours

Required tools / supplies:  tape measure, speed square, cordless screw gun, hammer, pry bar, screws, insulation, notebook and pencil.

This course covers step by step instruction in the installation of many different brands and types of doors and door hardware.  Area covered includes – frames, doors, hinges, locksets, exit devices and closers.

Prerequisites:

Phase 1 General Carpentry

Ability to install doors and door hardware

Course length:  40 hours

Required tools / Supplies:  Framing square, tape measure, speed square, level, finish hammer, pry bar, cordless screw gun, screwdriver set, self – centering punch, chisel, drill kit, block planer, safety glasses, footwear, notebook and pencil.