Construction Trades Fundamentals

Certificate Number: 61-475-1

The Construction Trades Fundamentals Pathway Certificate provides the needed knowledge and skills to start a career in the construction trades. This certificate provides basic knowledge about various construction trades as well as how to work safely in the construction trades. Students will learn safety and the proper use of construction materials and hand and power tools; how to interpret construction documents; the practice of wood frame layout and assembly; and to recognize plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems.

  • This certificate can be completed in four months. All classes are scheduled in the fall term
  • With the addition of spring term classes, students also achieve the HVAC & Building Trades Fundamentals technical diploma.

Course Information

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Construction Trades Fundamentals

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Salary data is derived from surveys collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and mapped to LTC programs using economic modeling software. As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. The wage data presented here is the median annual salary in the LTC District as reported by EMSI (Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.) Some people beginning work at jobs in these fields may find a higher or lower starting wage that what is reported here.