Construction & Trade Courses

The Construction and Trade industries currently have a high demand for skilled labor.  We offer a variety of courses to help students acquire skills needed to be successful in today’s workforce.

Please select the appropriate category below to see current offerings.

No classes this semester.  Please check back for future classes.

  • Please visit our Welding Technology curriculum department for other welding class offerings.  

 

General Contractor License Preparation

Pre-requisite: Background in reading and interpreting architectural blueprints.

This course is designed for individuals seeking to become licensed as a general contractor in NC. While the course is not required in order to be eligible to sit for the exam, it is designed to help improve your chances of passing. Course topics discussed that the contractor’s exam covers include licensing requirements, building codes, insurance requirements, pertinent employment laws and blueprint reading. This course is NOT a course on construction techniques and terminology nor does it tell you how to organize subcontractors and schedule construction. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4307 for more information. Instructor: Clifton Fogleman

  • NOTE: The course is geared primarily to the residential license.
Registration is not complete until payment is received.
Location: DC Hours: 63   Fee: $183*  
69547    2/1-4/12  MW    6-9 pm PAY BY 1/27 Register Now_General Contractor

*Additional Expenses: books & materials, approx. $300

No classes this semester.  Please check back for future dates.

Students need to have the required textbooks at the first class meeting.  

Level 1 Textbook (2 books)

  • Core Curriculum Trainee Guide 5th Ed
    • ISBN-13: 978-0134130989
  • Heavy Equipment Operations Level 1 Trainee Guide, Paperback, 3rd Ed
    • ISBN-13: 978-0132921428

Level 2 Textbook

  • Heavy Equipment Operations Level 2 Trainee Guide 3rd Ed
    • ISBN-13: 978-0133402513

Level 3 Textbook

  • Heavy Equipment Operations Level 3 Trainee Guide 3rd Ed
    • ISBN-13: 978-0133402568

HEO Level 1

Learn the essential skills of Earthmoving, including Orientation to the Trade, Basic Operational Techniques, Heavy Equipment Safety, Utility Tractors, Identification of Heavy Equipment & Introduction to Earthmoving Grades.  Call 336-506-4318 or 336-506-4301 for more information. Instructor: Vince Funderburg

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Location: DC/ Triangle Grading Hours: 238 Fee: $184.50  
69545   1/19-7/24 TW   6:30-9:30 pm    *Sat  8 am-2 pm PAY BY 1/13 FULL
*Class will meet 2nd & 4th Saturdays each month.      

Please complete a registration form to be added to the wait list.

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 **Class has 2 required textbooks and students should have those at the first class meeting.
  • Core Curriculum Trainee Guide 5th Ed
    • ISBN-13: 978-0134130989
  • Heavy Equipment Operations Level 1 Trainee Guide, Paperback, 3rd Ed
    • ISBN-13: 978-0132921428

HEO Level 2

Advanced practical understanding of essential heavy equipment operation, including the topics: Rough Terrain Forklifts, On-Road Dump Trucks, Excavation Math, Interpreting Civil Drawings, Site Work, Soils Skid Steers, & Loaders Scrapers.  Call 336-506-4318 or 336-506-4301 for more information. Instructor: Vince Funderburg

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC/ Triangle Grading Hours: 168 Fee: $184.50  
67745    1/7-7/31 TH   6:30-9:30pm/ *Sat   8 am-2 pm PAY BY 12/21/20 Register Now_Heavy Equipment Operator
*Class will meet the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Saturdays of each month.

 
 **Class has a required textbook and students should have the book at the first class meeting.
  • Heavy Equipment Operations Level 2 Trainee Guide, 3rd Ed
    • ISBN-13: 978-0133402513

HEO Level 3

Finishing and Grading, Compaction Equipment, Backhoes, Off-Road Dump Trucks, Dozers, Excavators, & Motor Graders.  Call 336-506-4318 or 336-506-4301 for more information. Instructor: Vince Funderburg

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC/ Triangle Grading Hours: 168 Fee: $184.50  
69584   9/7/21-3/9/22 TW   6:30-9:30pm  *Sat   8 am-2 pm PAY BY 9/1/21 Register Now_Heavy Equipment Operator
*Class will meet the 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of each month.

 
 **Class has a required textbook and students should have the book at the first class meeting.
  • Heavy Equipment Operations Level 3 Trainee Guide, 3rd Ed
    • ISBN-13: 978-0133402568

HVAC Bilingual Program

This multi-part program, lasting about one and a half years, provides bilingual (English & Spanish) instruction and is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to become employed as a heating and air conditioning technician. Course topics focus on operating principles of heating and cooling systems with emphasis on safety, theory and principles of refrigeration, types of heating/cooling systems, Ohm's law, load calculation, troubleshooting using the various types of test equipment, servicing, repairing and installing components/entire systems, and employment of customer service techniques. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4307 for more information. Instructor: Bently Pagura     

This program is already in session.  The next program is scheduled to begin in Fall 2021.  Please check back for future dates.

No classes this semester.  Please check back for future dates.

No classes this semester.  Please check back for future dates.

 

Plumbing, Pre-Apprentice Part A

This course is part A of a two-semester program to get a pre-apprentice certificate for the NC Dept. of Commerce. It will introduce students to the basics of plumbing. Topics include installation and maintenance of piping, fittings, valves along with tool safety and standard practices in the plumbing industry. The course consists of classroom work and work in the plumbing lab.  *List of required supplies, tools and book will be given upon registration. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4307 for more information. Instructor: Marty Blackwell.

No class this semester.  Please check back for future dates.

Plumbing, Pre-Apprentice Part B

This course is part B of a two-semester program to get a pre-apprentice certificate for the NC Dept. of Commerce. It will introduce students to the basics of plumbing. Topics include installation and maintenance of piping, fittings, valves along with tool safety and standard practices in the plumbing industry. The course consists of classroom work and work in the plumbing lab.  Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4307 for more information.  Instructor:  Marty Blackwell.

*List of required supplies, tools and book will be given upon registration.

Registration is not complete until payment is received.
Location:  ACC Hrs:  99 Fees:  $184.50  
69549   3/23-7/15  TTH 6-9 pm PAY BY 3/18 Register Now_Plumbing Courses

Plumbing Codes & Estimates

Pre-Requisite: Minimum of the Pre-Apprentice A / B class, or equivalent.

This course covers two main subjects. The first subject is the current N.C. Plumbing Code. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and application of codes to include drainage, waste and vent systems, water piping systems, and fixtures. The second subject is plumbing estimates and the many considerations involved when calculating an estimate. Students will go through the estimating process and gain an understanding of how to properly and confidently price a job. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4307 for more information. Instructor: Marty Blackwell

Registration is not complete until payment is received.
Location: ACC Hours: 48 Fee: $128  
69548    3/15-6/28 M   6-9 pm PAY BY 3/10 Register Now_Plumbing Courses