NMCC: Occupational Safety (1 cr)
High School Credit:
3 Elective Credits
This course is designed to provide students with the skills and hands on experience needed in construction. Students will learn to safely use power and hand tools, and production machinery. They will make working drawings, and learn how to layout, fabricate, install, and repair wooden structures. Siding, roofing, window and door installation, estimating, blueprint reading, basic cabinetry and furniture construction will also be introduced. Students practice these skills by building a variety of projects to meet local demands and needs. Students are encouraged to design personal projects within their skill range. Community service projects may be included to provide on the job training.
One of the most common reasons why students take our Residential Construction program is so that they can acquire the skills to do their own home remodels or construction projects in the future. Contractors and Carpenters are highly paid, skilled workers and having the skill set to complete and/or manage your own projects can save you thousands of dollars in labor expenses.