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Residential Construction Program: Part 1   

Class Overview

Demand for workers with residential building skills in the Seattle area is enormous, and jobs can be rewarding and well-paying. This new certificate program provides hands-on career training in “whole building” residential construction.

Designed to put your skills to work in the field, this program is open for people with no experience, as well as anyone currently working in construction who would like to take their career to the next level.

Learn foundational construction skills, gain experience with tools and materials, develop carpentry skills, and build interior and exterior finishing skills. Lecture, discussion, and written materials will prepare you to take the Carpentry Basic Certification exam.

Gain the knowledge and experience for gainful employment and advancement in residential construction.


Learning Objectives

  • Week One: Introduction 
  • Week Two: Hand Tools 
  • Week Three: Hand Power Tools
  • Week Four: Stationary Power Tools
  • Week Five: Wood and Wood Products
  • Week Six: Fasteners
  • Week Seven: Jobsite Safety and Construction Aids
  • Week Eight: Building Plans and Codes
  • Week Nine: Building Layout 
  • Week Ten: Review
*** The course fee included most materials, except PPE. The class also meets on several Saturdays during the quarter, date TBD.


Recommended Textbook

Residential Construction Academy Carpentry, 5th Edition. ISBN13: 9781337918503 and ISBN10: 1337918504. Available as a hard-cover book, e-book, or MindTap.


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