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$45,000

Median annual salary based on certification and degree program completion.

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Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.
Apprenticeship: Drywall/Lather
AS Degree
Apprenticeship: Drywall/Lather
Certificate of Achievement
Apprenticeship: Plasterer
AS Degree
Apprenticeship: Plasterer
Certificate of Achievement
Blueprint Reading
Certificate of Achievement

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.
Apprentice Carpentry
Certificate of Achievement
Apprentice Carpentry
AS Degree
Apprenticeship: Carpentry, Acoustical Tile
Certificate of Achievement
Apprenticeship: Carpentry, Acoustical Tile
AS Degree
Apprenticeship: Carpentry, Concrete
Certificate of Achievement

Carpet Installers

Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials.
Applied Apparel Studies Construction
Certificate of Achievement
Building Codes Technology: Green Building Technology
AS Degree
Building Codes Technology: Permit Technician
AS Degree
Building Construction Technology
AS Degree
Building Construction Technology
Certificate of Achievement

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints.
Applied Apparel Studies Construction
Certificate of Achievement
Apprenticeship: Drywall/Lather
AS Degree
Apprenticeship: Drywall/Lather
Certificate of Achievement
Apprenticeship: Plasterer
AS Degree
Apprenticeship: Plasterer
Certificate of Achievement

Construction Carpenters

Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.
Applied Apparel Studies Construction
Certificate of Achievement
Apprentice Carpentry
Certificate of Achievement
Apprentice Carpentry
AS Degree
Apprenticeship: Carpentry, Acoustical Tile
Certificate of Achievement
Apprenticeship: Carpentry, Acoustical Tile
AS Degree

Construction Laborers

Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.
Applied Apparel Studies Construction
Certificate of Achievement
Apprenticeship: Drywall/Lather
AS Degree
Apprenticeship: Drywall/Lather
Certificate of Achievement
Apprenticeship: Plasterer
AS Degree
Apprenticeship: Plasterer
Certificate of Achievement

Construction Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
ABE
Certificate of Competency
Advanced General Business
Certificate of Achievement
Applied Apparel Studies Construction
Certificate of Achievement
Applied Computer Studies: Business
Certificate of Achievement
Apprenticeship: Drywall/Lather
AS Degree

Construction and Building Inspectors

Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.
Adt: Building Information Modeling (Bim)
AS Degree
Adt: Building Information Modeling (Bim)
Certificate of Achievement
Adt: Interior Building Architecture
AS Degree
Adt: Interior Building Architecture
Certificate of Achievement
Air Conditioning
AS Degree

Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.
Advanced Manufacturing
Certificate of Achievement
Advanced Manufacturing
AS Degree
CADD Technology: Manufacturing Industry
AS Degree
CADD Technology: Manufacturing Industry
Certificate of Achievement
Computer Aided Manufacturing
AS Degree

Cost Estimators

Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
ABE
Certificate of Competency
Accounting: Managerial
Certificate of Achievement
Adt: Building Information Modeling (Bim)
AS Degree
Adt: Building Information Modeling (Bim)
Certificate of Achievement
Adt: Interior Building Architecture
AS Degree
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