Basic Construction Skills

This is a 148 hour introductory program that instructs the student in the principles of residential and light commercial construction from the planning and beginning stages all the way to a completed structure. We will cover NC State Building Codes, OSHA Construction Safety, blue print reading, and HRD skills. Classroom and hands on training will include electrical and plumbing rough-ins, house framing, exterior siding, drywall installation, interior trim and many other aspects of building construction. The safe use of various construction tools and equipment will also be covered.

Students will need to supply their own safety glasses, work gloves and hard hat.


Occupation Description

General construction workers will have the skills to help build commercial facilities and residential structures. They will be able to use blueprints and specialized tools and equipment necessary to construct and erect homes and buildings.

Additional Information

Basic Construction Technical Standards


Careers Available

Careers are available with contractors, home repair companies, and home builders. These can include general construction or specialized trades.


Learning Objectives

Students will learn the basic skills needed to produce a residential building from the ground up. They will be able to read and use blueprints, safely use tools and equipment needed for basic construction and understand the NC State building codes that cover the building process. The class will cover carpentry, electrical and plumbing installation, and various other aspects of construction.


Helpful Personal Attributes

Should have the ability to work in a team environment, be organized, detail-oriented, and proficient with hand/eye coordination.


Course Schedule

This class is only offered in the summer term.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
05/17/2021 - 08/11/2021
06/03/2021 - 06/03/2021
07/08/2021 - 07/08/2021
Mon, Tue, Wed
08:30AM - 12:30PM
08:30AM - 12:30PM
08:30AM - 12:30PM
GWIL Goodwill Industries 108
GWIL Goodwill Industries 108
GWIL Goodwill Industries 108
$220.00 15.60 143751

Note: Eligible for scholarship funding through the Educational Career Center.  Call 336.734.7748, select option 1.


Program Contact

For more information contact Customer Service – 336.734.7023.