Introduction to Craft Skills for Construction

This course is designed as the foundation for construction trade careers and is intended to prepare individuals for entry-level construction work.

115 hour training includes:

  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Introduction to Basic Rigging
  • Basic Communication Skills & Basic Employability
  • Introduction to Material Handling
  • Hands-on, lab time and instruction/introduction to the Carpentry, Plumbing and Electrical trades

Students can earn the NCCER’s (National Center for Construction Education & Research) Industry Recognized Core Credential during class.  https://www.nccer.org/

Frequently Asked Questions

Course registration fee is $188
Book cost is approximately $110
Total cost is $228
Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CAR-3108-Q2 Introduction to Craft Skills for Construction 9/25/18 - 12/11/18 M, T, & W (1st & last) 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Greensboro TEC 209 Contact Quick Careers

  • Good Computer Skills
  • E-mail and access to a computer with Internet
  • Level 4 skills on KeyTrain reading assessment or CRC (any level)

Step 1Take the KeyTrain reading assessment.   Allow 1 - 1.5 hours. This is the pre-test for the NC Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) exams.  If you have already taken the assessment or earned a certificate, you are not required to repeat.  Students must demonstrate level 4 skills on the KeyTrain reading assessment, OR show they have earned a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

Locations & Schedules for KeyTrain Assessment:

Greensboro Location:

NCWorks Career Center
2301 Meadowview Road
Call to register with NCWorks
336-297-9444

Monday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

High Point Location:

NCWorks Career Center
907 Idol Street
Call to register with NCWorks
336-882-4141

Thursday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Step 2: Request and complete a Registration Form for the class.  Contact Amy Eberle with proof of your assessment or certificate.

Amy Eberle
Coordinator – Occupational Training
Greensboro Campus (3505 E Wendover Ave)
aleberle@gtcc.edu
336-334-4822 Ext. 53115

Yes.  In order to be successful in the Quick Careers program, students need to have good computer skills. If you are a beginner on the computer, you should take a course FIRST, to strengthen your computer skills before registering for a Quick Careers course. (Contact the Quick Careers Office @ 336-334-4822 extension 53108 with questions).

Individuals should also know that as a Quick Careers student, you will need to have access to a computer outside of class in order to complete required coursework. Computers used outside of class would need to be Internet connected and also have compatible software to what is used in class (e.g. Microsoft® Word, Excel, and, Power Point 2010, etc.) If you do not have a home computer, you should plan to visit a GTCC “Open Lab” to complete required course work.

The below checklist provides information regarding the minimum computer skills needed in order to register for a Quick Careers course. Potential students should thoroughly evaluate their computer skills using this checklist.

Good Computer Skills Self-Assessment

Checklist:

  1. You should be able to turn a computer on and off
    1. Do you know the difference in an operating system versus an application software (i.e. Windows® 7 versus Microsoft® Office 2007)

  2. Do you know how to use the computer desktop
    1. Do you know how to make a folder on the desktop
    2. Do you know how to save information on the desktop
    3. Do you know how to retrieve information from the desktop

  3. Do you know what a flash drive is
    1. Do you know how to make a folder on a flash drive
    2. Do you know how to save information on a flash drive
    3. Do you know how to retrieve information from a flash drive

  4. Do you know how to use the internet
    1. Can you bookmark a website
    2. Can you “Google Search”/research information on the internet

  5. Do you have a personal email account
    1. Can you access your personal email from a computer other than your home computer
    2. Can you send internet links via email
    3. Can you send an attachment in an email

  6. Do you know how to create, save and use a basic Microsoft® Word document
    1. Word processing software
    2. Can you type at least 25-30 words per minute

  7. Are you familiar with Microsoft® Excel
    1. Spreadsheet software

  8. Are you familiar with Microsoft® PowerPoint
    1. Presentation software

You may be eligible for scholarship money. Click on the link below to learn if you might meet the applicant requirements.  Scholarships have time sensitive application deadlines.

Request Scholarship Information

Additionally, the NCWorks Career Center may be able to assist thru the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.  For more information call NCWorks Greensboro: (336) 297-9444 or NCWorks High Point: (336) 882-4141.

Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, Amy Eberle will give you instructions for registering for the class.

Students MUST purchase books PRIOR to the first day of class. Required book is:

ISBN 9781323695456 Introduction to Craft Skills for Construction, from Pearson Publishing.  Approximately $110 at Greensboro GTCC Bookstore

 

Students who successfully complete the Introduction to Craft Skills for Construction class will receive an Award of Completion.  

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Attendance: Must be in class 90% of class hours.
  • Coursework: Achieve 80% on coursework.

If you enter after the 2nd day of class, you will not receive credit for taking the class.  Additionally, time absent will be counted against you; students can only miss 12 hours of class total and pass the class. 

The college will make a 100% refund of registration fees if you officially withdraw from class before the first meeting.  Also if the class is canceled or full, GTCC will make a full refund. 
The college will refund 75% of the registration fee (of tuition only) if you officially withdraw from the class on the first day of class or before the class reaches the census date.  The census date varies from class to class.  Non-attendance is not a basis for a refund.