Home Inspector’s Prep
Study the basics of residential construction, including building science, methods of construction, insulation, heating and air conditioning, ventilation, electrical, plumbing, building codes, footings and foundations, floors, and wall framing. This course, the prerequisite for Professional Home Inspection Training, is designed for anyone involved in residential real estate, including builders and supervisors. 36 hours. $129
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Grade I)
This course is designed to prepare students for the North Carolina Grade I Wastewater Operator Certification Exam; it follows prescribed training to meet certification requirements of the North Carolina Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission. 42 hours. $135
The Construction Trades program provides students with training for entry-level positions in construction. Five courses are required: Carpentry I, Carpentry II, Blueprint Reading, Construction Estimating, and Masonry. The sequence of courses takes the student from basic tools and equipment through the entire housebuilding process. Carpentry I and Blueprint Reading are offered in the fall. Carpentry II and Estimating are offered in the spring. Masonry is offered in the summer. Students may enter the program at any time.
This course covers all of the fundamentals of the language of architecture, including the symbols, lines, and terminology used in the residential construction trades. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to clearly understand a set of residential blueprints. 24 hours. $74
This course is the first of two carpentry courses. This sequence is designed to take the student from basic tools and equipment through the entire house-building process. This first course covers basic hand and power tool use and safety. Students are required to build a furniture/cabinetry project of their choice. Students are responsible for obtaining their own materials after consulting with the instructor. 144 hours. $205.35
The welding courses are broken into four parts, each concentrating on a particular welding apparatus. The individual courses cover Oxy-Acetylene torches, Stick welders, MIG welding, and finally, TIG welding. To take the TIG course, students must first successfully complete the Oxy-Acetylene and the Stick welding courses.
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
This course focuses on Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding with high amperage electric welders, which is used on aluminum and stainless steel. Students learn how to prepare surfaces and how to safely maintain an arc and control the rod. By the second day of class, students must purchase their own TIG welding gloves, available at the Machine & Welding Supply Company, 715 E. Geer Street, Unit C-1, in Durham. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Welding, Oxy-Acetylene and the Basic Welding courses.
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