Basic Construction & Millwork Certificate

Construction Management Technology
Program Code: C35190L2

Basic Construction & Millwork Certificate

Whether you are building your own home or just looking for practical skills to help with projects around the house, the Basic Construction & Millwork Certificate program is consolidated and focuses on hands-on construction cabinet-making/woodworking skill-sets.

Students who want to gain applicable skills for personal construction projects or to become more employable in the construction industry can look no further… the Basic Construction & Millwork program focuses on four classes that will help you become the handyman or woman you’ve always wanted to be.

One way to manage the affordable housing issue in our area is to have skills that can provide sweat equity in your own home or perhaps help pay the rent. These are practical skills that can be taken anywhere while providing the security of a labor force that is difficult to outsource in the global economy. Come utilize our great shop & equipment resources & see why A-B Tech is the community’s Community College.

Specific Requirements

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: BPR, CST

Courses in this program

Course Code Course Credit Hours Link to course details

This course covers the interpretation of prints and specifications that are associated with design and construction projects. Topics include interpretation of documents for foundations, floor plans, elevations, and related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret construction prints and documents.

This course introduces wood technology, cabinet construction, and mill-working. Topics include safety, hand/power tools, wood identification and use, wood joinery, abrasives, cabinet layout, laminates, finishing techniques, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to select and process materials using accurate drawings and cut lists and install finished products.

This course covers standard and alternative building methods to include wall framing. Topics include safety and footings, foundations, floor framing systems, and wall framing systems commonly used in the construction industry. Upon completion, students should be able to safely erect all framing necessary to begin roof framing.

This course covers building methods and materials used to dry-in a building.  Topics include safety, ceiling/roof framing applications, roof finishes, windows, and exterior doors.  Upon completion, students should be able to safely erect different roof types and properly install window and exterior doors, roofing, and exterior finish materials.

Total Credit Hours Required:

Curriculum is based on the 2023-24 catalog.

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