Building Trades

IS BUILDING TRADES FOR YOU?          

WOULD YOU LIKE TO . . .

  • Construct a wide variety of projects from blueprint to completion?
  • Explore and develop techniques in heavy equipment operations, masonry, plumbing, carpentry, electricity, and concrete?
  • Work extensively on community projects and job sites?Construction icon

IN BUILDING TRADES YOU WILL NEED:

  • Willingness to work outside regardless of weather conditions
  • Inner drive
  • Readiness to work long hours when necessary
  • Organization
  • Efficient math skills
  • Good work ethic
  • Ability to visualize blueprints/plans

IN BUILDING TRADES YOU WILL EARN CERTIFICATION IN:

  • CPR/First Aid
  • OSHA 10
  • Hilti

 SKILLS TAUGHT IN BUILDING TRADES:

  • Commercial Construction
  • Metal Framing
  • Acoustical Ceilings
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Plumbing
  • Masonry
  • Heavy Equipment Fundamentals
  • OSHA 10
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Site Layout
  • Grade & Elevations
  • Project Management
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TYPICAL WAGES FOR JOBS IN THIS FIELD:

Building Inspector - $62,860
Electrician - $56,900
Mason - $47,710
Heavy Equipment Operator - $49,100
Crane/Tower Operator - $37,450

* National Median Salaries
*Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020
* May require post-high school degrees

CAREER OPTIONS OPEN WITH THIS CERTIFICATION:

  • Building Inspector
  • Electrician
  • Mason
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Cement Finisher
  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Laborer

CAREER OPTIONS WITH ADDITIONAL TRAINING / EDUCATION:

  •  A variety of careers which would build on a general knowledge of the Building Industry.

ARTICULATED AGREEMENTS

  • Columbus State

 

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