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Basic Builder

Career & Technical Certificate

Modes of Instruction

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This certificate will introduce some of the most fundamental skills necessary for employment in the carpentry trade. The courses within this certificate will focus on the skill-set needed for wood frame construction, site layout, and exterior siding and trim. Students will be introduced to the concepts of drainage planes, door and window flashing, elevations associated with site work, percent slope, and setting up and operating transit/levels and laser levels. Students will also be introduced to OSHA safety requirements needed on every construction job site as well as an understanding of construction materials available to modern builders.


Program Details



Peter Donnelly

Peter Donnelly

Professor of Construction Occupations

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Peter Donnelly

Professor of Construction Occupations

Phone  |  618-545-3407



Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

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