Do you enjoy woodworking or the construction of small projects such as mailboxes or birdhouses? If so, you might also enjoy a career in the construction industry.
Whether you are looking for a career or want to hone your existing skills, NIACC’s Business & Workforce Solutions offers a quick solution to your need: Short Term Certificates.
NIACC’s Fundamentals of Construction certificate class is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to obtain a high-demand, entry-level position with a residential or commercial contractor. Throughout this offering, you will take a hands-on learning approach in the development of following skills that are critical in the construction field:
- Identify basic tools
- Understand building components
- Learn the ins and outs of site layout and preparation
- Develop knowledge of floor systems
- Become proficient in wall, ceiling, and roof framing
- Build your skills in shingling and siding installation
- Learn how to complete trim work
- Complete the OSHA 10-Hour Safety for Construction course
Short Term Certificates provide opportunities to set students up for success within a career across a variety of skilled trades industries. They are also an ideal way for students to get a taste of a specific trade to find out what type of work they enjoy before transferring to a credit program to earn a diploma.
Additionally, certificate courses begin at various times throughout the year compared to a traditional academic year, so you can register for a time that works in your schedule.
Lastly, if you have financial barriers to registering for a course, many of the certificate programs offered at NIACC have possible free tuition and support for course-related expenses making the Short Term Certificate courses appealing at any stage of your career search.
Are you interested in attending NIACC? Apply Today!