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Construction and Property Management - Career Pathway

Craft Skills – Core InstructionNCCER Core Curriculum
Carpentry Levels 1-4NCCER Carpentry Levels 1-4
Electrical Levels 1-4NCCER Electrical Levels 1-4
HVAC Technician:  CFCEPA 608 License
HVAC Technician:  InstallationH.E.A.T. Plus (HVAC Excellence)
HVAC Technician:  TheoryH.E.A.T. (HVAC Excellence)
Plumbing Levels 1-4NCCER Plumbing Levels 1-4
Property ManagementNational Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP)

Craft Skills – Core Instruction
The NCCER Core Curriculum is a prerequisite to other Level 1 craft curriculum.  Its modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills, and Introduction to Construction Drawings.  Completing this curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he or she chooses.

Carpentry Level 1
This is the first level of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum for carpentry students.  Topics will include:  an orientation to the trade; basic safety, building materials, fasteners, and adhesives, hand and power tool usage; and blueprint reading.   Text, basic tools, and calculator required. 

Carpentry Level 2
The NCCER Core Curriculum is a Level II class.  The key content includes commercial drawings, roofing applications, thermal and moisture protection, exterior finishing, cold-formed steel framing, drywall installation, doors and door hardware, suspended ceilings, window, door, floor, and ceiling trim, cabinet installation, and cabinet fabrication.

Electrical Level 1
This course outlines a set of best practices for students pursuing a career in the electrical field.   Our audience is for individuals interested in being educated in basic safety, electrical theory, tool use and electrical skills building the foundation to pursue a career in the electrical industry. Persons looking to understand the true basic electrical workings and contractor assistance.

Electrical Level 2
This is the first course in the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Level 2 electrical curriculum.  Topics will include:  alternating current, grounding and bonding, circuit breakers and fuses, electric lighting.  Hands-on lab included.  Textbook and calculator required.  Prerequisite:  NCCER Electrical Level I.

HVAC Technician:  CFC
The HVAC CFC Program assists the student to acquire the EPA 608 license. Participation in this class will give the student practical information to pass the exam. The EPA 608 license is a requirement for working in the HVAC industry or transportation industry, as the technician will have to work with refrigerant. The certifications are as follows:

  • Type I Certification – Can only work on Small Appliance (5lbs or less of refrigerant)
  • Type II Certification – Can only work on Medium, High and Very-High Pressure Appliances
  • Type III Certification – Can only work on Low-Pressure Appliances
  • Universal Certification – Someone who possesses Type I, Type II and Type III Certifications.

HVAC Technician:  Installation
The HVAC Installation Program curriculum is designed to equip the student technician with skills necessary to design and install human comfort air conditioning systems in residential and light commercial applications. The course begins with a review of the information learned in the HVAC Theory Program. Afterwards students review the needs of the prospective air conditioned space and design a system to meet heating and cooling needs. Processes conclude with students performing all the processes involved in installation, start-up, and routine maintenance. Total Contact Hours – 144.  Prerequisite:  HVAC Theory.

HVAC Technician:  Theory
The HVAC Theory course is a one hundred twenty (120) hour program that presents the concepts of Heating and Air Condition including air and refrigerant distribution systems. It begins with a review of the formulas and concepts necessary for HVAC calculations and then explores the natural sciences behind the manipulation of HVAC systems to restore proper and balanced temperatures. Participants will master the operation of a basic air conditioning circuit and follow the flow of refrigerant from the point that it first extracts the heat from indoor air until it releases it into the outside air. Training then moves to deeper study of electrical circuits and troubleshooting, the operation of gas furnaces, and their troubleshooting, repair, and replacement. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are prepared to take the HEAT exam, a nationally recognized certification in basic Heating, Electrical, and Air Conditioning Technology.

Plumbing Level 1
The Plumbing Level 1 course introduces students to the plumbing trade, providing them with the opportunity to learn basic skills needed to work in the plumbing industry. The course includes work in the classroom and shop. Students will work with plastic, copper, steel and cast iron pipe. Students will be able to identify and apply common DWV, copper and threaded fittings. Job safety and introduction to isometric drawing are also included in this course. Total Contact Hours – 144.

Property Management
This course is designed to prepare students to manage multi-family properties. The management of rental property (apartments) is emphasized, but common interest realty associations and other residential property (manufactured and senior housing, single family homes) are also covered. Course topics include: forms and goals of ownership, leasing, human resource management, property operations, resident policies, marketing, budgeting and planning, customer service and government regulations. Prepares students for entry-level positions as leasing consultants or assistant property managers, as well as for further professional training and certification. Successful students will work toward their NALP (National Apartment Leasing Professional) certification. Students must be available for internship placement to complete coursework. Prerequisite: Customer Service Training Program.


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