The first year of this program offers an overview and analysis of conventional construction methods with a focus on Carpentry, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, environmental impacts on construction, and overall construction safety. The hands-on use of building materials and tools in various construction systems is emphasized, including basic design of temporary structures. To further enrich your experience, case studies and guest speakers are utilized to expose you to various professions and careers in the field.
In year two, you will learn all phases of planning and scheduling from the process of listing and sequencing to the development of the critical path network. In addition, you will review construction specifications and how they relate to national, state, and local building codes. Topics related to job safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations will also be discussed.
What will my classes be like?
We bring the construction industry right to you with hands-on projects. You'll start with the basics like job safety and the proper use of construction tools. From there, we will help you develop your skills by working on a variety of construction projects. You can even reinforce your training by becoming a paid apprentice with a local company. Now is the time to nail down your future career!
Students in this class are eligible to receive 6 college credits from the College of Lake County.
- CMT 115 - Carpentry I, 3 credits
- CMT 116 - Carpentry II, 3 credits (Articulated)
- American Ladder Institute Certification
- SP2 Certifications
- Construction Manager
- Heavy Equipment Operator