Certificate of Employability (31 Credit Hours)
After meetings with local contractors and completion of a preliminary feasibility study, it is evident that a basic worker training program is needed in residential construction in this area. The program is designed as a workforce development tool and courses have been in-demand for several years by local construction companies. This certificate, created under the Industrial Engineering Technology program, will combine lecture and hands-on training designed to prepare entry-level workers for residential construction and repair. Topics may include framing, drywall, concrete and form work, measurement, home interiors and exteriors. Other certificate courses include basic plumbing (piping materials, installation, cleaning, and basic codes), introduction to electricity, technical drawing, introduction to air conditioning, and basic woodworking. An employability skills course is also part of the curriculum.