Construction Industry Training

The Construction Industry Training program includes many areas of basic construction: HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and construction management. Students will gain entry-level and advanced technical and management skills for key areas of the construction industry.

Prepare to achieve national certifications in your area of interest. These programs do not take an extended period of time to complete and many students have employment lined up prior to graduation. We even offer job placement assistance and career coaching.

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Class Offerings

HVAC

NCCER HVAC Level 1

Instructor: Gary Giglio
Larry Caddell Training Center, Carthage
$185 + text
CEU: 12.0
This course will teach an introduction to HVAC
Prerequisite NCCER Core Essentials

Learn trade mathematics, basic electricity, introduction to heating, and cooling, introduction to air distribution systems, basic copper and plastic piping practices, soldering and brazing, and basic carbon steel piping practices.

Course Code: 3366
Mondays and Thursdays, Aug. 16-Dec. 16         6-9:30 pm
One Saturday                                    8 am-12:30 pm
No class on Sept. 6, Nov. 11 and 25

Plumbing

NCCER Core Essentials and Plumbing Level 1

$370 + texts
CEU: 19.5
NCCER Core is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum.

Modules include basic safety, communication skills and an introduction to construction drawings.
Plumbing Level 1 introduces the plumbing profession, plumbing safety, tools of the plumbing trade, plumbing math, plumbing drawings, plastic copper and steel pipe and fittings, plumbing fixtures, introduction to drain, waste, and vent systems, and water distribution systems.

Course Code: 3364 and 1365
Mondays and Thursdays, Aug. 23-May 5
5:30-8:30 pm
No classes on Sept. 6, Nov. 11, 25, Dec. 20-30, Jan. 17, and April 27

Electrical

Electrical Level 1

Instructor: Herbert Hearne
Pinehurst Campus, Logan 124
$185.00+text+testing fees
CEU: 16.5

Orientation to the electrical trade. National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum is used.
Instruction includes electrical safety, electrical circuits, electrical theory, national electrical code, device boxes, hand bending, raceways, fittings, conductors, cables and basic electrical construction drawings.

Course Code: 1431
Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 7-April 12 6-9 pm

Electrical Level 2

Instructor: Bobby McCollum
Prerequisite: Successful completion of NCCER Electrical Level I
Pinehurst Campus, Logan 108
$185.00+text+testing fees
CEU: 16.5

Continues training from Level 1. Instruction includes alternating current, motors, electric lighting, conduit bending, pull and junction boxes, conductor installations, cable tray, conductor terminations and splices, grounding and bonding, circuit breakers and fuses.

Course Code: 1432

Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 7-April 12 6-9 pm

Electrical Level 3

Instructor: Bobby McCollum
Prerequisite: Successful completion of NCCER Electrical Level 2
Pinehurst Campus, Logan 108 
$185.00+text+testing fees
CEU: 16.5 

Continues training from Level 2. Focuses on load calculations (branch and feeder circuits), conductor selection  and calculations, practical applications and lighting, hazardous locations, overcurrent protection, distribution equipment, transformers, and commercial electrical services.

Course Code: 1433
Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 7-April 12 6-9 pm

Electrical Level 4

Instructor: Bobby McCollum
Prerequisite: Successful completion of NCCER Electrical Level 3
Pinehurst Campus, Logan 108 
$185.00+text+testing fees
CEU: 16.5 

Continues training from Level 2. Covers load calculations (feeders and services), health care facilities, standby and emergency systems, basic electronic theory, fire alarm systems, specialty transformers, heat tracing and freeze protection, and motor operation and maintenance.

Course Code: 1434
Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 7-April 12 6-9 pm

Construction Management

NCCER Construction Project Management

Project Management
Instructor: David Clark
Pinehurst Campus
$185 + text
CEU: 9.6

This course provides students with the skills necessary to work as a construction supervisor or job foremen. Management skills in people and problem solving, planning, estimating, safety supervision, scheduling, controlling costs and resources will be taught.

Course Code: 3363
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 9
6-9 pm
No class on Nov. 11 & 25

General Contractors Update and CE

Instructors: David Clark
Pinehurst Campus, Little Hall 191
$75.00 + $35 GC fees
CEU: .8

This course provides General Contractors the necessary 8 hours of Continuing Education needed to renew licenses.

Course Code: 2368      Saturday, Aug. 14
8 am-5 pm

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Contact

Lori Degre
Senior Director, Career Training
910.695.3939
126 Van Dusen Hall
degrel@sandhills.edu

History of the Program at Sandhills

The Construction Industry Training program is made possible in large part through the generosity of The William L. and Josephine B. Weiss Family Foundation and The Palmer Foundation.