Construction Continuing Education

Construction Trades

The Construction Trades program provides students with training for an entry-level position in building construction. The five required courses (Carpentry I, Carpentry II, Blueprint Reading, Construction Estimating, and Masonry) take students from the basic tools and equipment used through the entire house-building process. Carpentry I and Blueprint Reading are offered in the fall; Carpentry II and Construction Estimating are offered in the spring; and Masonry is offered in the summer. Students must demonstrate the minimum level of competence and safety in applied measurement, mathematics, blueprint comprehension, tools and equipment by earning the certificate in Carpentry I within the past three semesters, or by gaining the written verification of those skills from the instructor, prior to enrollment in this Carpentry II class.

Beginning Masonry

This course covers basic masonry materials and installation. Students mix mortar and install bricks and cinder blocks. Procedures for building corner leads, hogging out, and laying to the line are covered. 108 hours. $185.35

46308 TWTh 5/19–7/9 5:30–10 p.m. NEWT 441

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Gasoline Engine Mechanic

This course teaches the fundamentals of small gasoline engine repair using the lawn maintenance equipment (only) that is provided by each student, and includes troubleshooting functional problems, the scope of equipment maintenance, and best practices for engine disassembly/re-assembly. 40 hours. $134

46394 Th 5/21–7/23 5:30–9:30 p.m. NEWT 453


The welding classes are divided into categories and each class will concentrate on a particular welding apparatus. The individual classes will cover Basic Welding, Oxy-Acetylene torches, MIG Welding, Stick/Arc welders, and finally TIG Welding. In order to take the TIG Welding class a student must first successfully complete either of the preceding courses with the same instructor. Training strategies include lecture and hands-on activities. Evaluation is based on attendance, class participation, and demonstration of skills.

Basic Welding for Commercial Artists

Learn about the potential hazards of welding, how to use safety equipment properly, and the use of specific rods for different kinds of metals. Topics include gas welding, operating a cutting torch, electric welding, heli-arc welding, and safety. Students receive instruction through lecture and hands-on activities. Evaluation is based on attendance, class participation, and demonstration of skills. 24 hours. $100.35

46319 T 5/26–7/14 5:45–8:45 p.m. BACO 2032

Welding, Oxy-Acetylene

Oxy-Acetylene gas torches are the focus in this course. Students learn how to safely handle gas cylinders and regulators. Students use different tips to cut, braze, and weld. 24 hours. $100.35

46320 W 5/27–7/15 5:45–8:45 p.m. BACO 2032

Welding, MIG

MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding using high amperage electric welders will be taught in this session. Students will be taught how to prepare the surfaces to be welded. Students will learn how to safely strike and maintain an arc and run a bead to join separate pieces of metal. 24 hours. $100.35

46307 Th 5/28–7/16 5:45–8:45 p.m. BACO 2032