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.

Class Offerings

NCCER Core Essentials

NCCER Core is a prerequisite/co-requisite to Level 1 Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Welding, and Sprinkler Fitting classes.
Modules include basic safety, communication skills and an introduction to construction drawings.
Text: Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills, 6th Edition by Pearson, ISBN: 978-0-13-748334-1.
CEU: 6.0

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Cost Location
2366 Tuesdays and Thursdays May 17-July 28

No class on July 5-7.

6-9 pm David Clark $211.50 + text Breakthrough Construction Center,

Larry Caddell Training Center, Carthage

3366 Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug. 16-Oct. 6 6-9:30 pm Nicholas Williams
1431 Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 10-May 2

No class on April 11

6-9 pm Charlie Johnson $211.50 + text Palmer Trades Center, Pinehurst Campus

 

Construction Project Management

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.
Text: Project Management, 3rd Edition by Pearson, ISBN: 978-0-13-474426-1.
CEU: 9.6

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
3364 Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug 23 – Dec. 13 6-9 pm David Clark Pinehurst Campus $211.50 + text

 

Forklift Operator

Earn the National Safety Council’s (NSC) lift truck operator certification by successfully completing this class.
Text: NSC Lift Truck Operator, by National Safety Council ISBN:2818440022999 (available in the SCC bookstore in Dempsey Student Center).
CEU: 1.1

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
2376 Thursday August 11 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Nicholas Williams Breakthrough Construction Center, Larry Caddell Training Center, Carthage $77.50 + text
Friday August 12 8 am – Noon

 

Electrical Level I

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: NCCER Core Essentials
Electrical Level 1 introduces trainees to the electrical trade, safety, circuits, National Electrical Code, device boxes, hand bending, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables, electrical construction drawings, residential electrical services, and test equipment.

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
1432 Mondays and Wednesdays Aug. 15-April 26
No class on Sept. 5, Nov. 23, Dec. 14-Jan. 4, Jan. 16 and April 10.
6-9 pm Herbert Hearne Palmer Center, Pinehurst Campus $211.50 + text

 

Electrical Level II

Prerequisite: Electrical Level I
Electrical Level 2 introduces trainees to 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, Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts.

Will be offered Fall Semester 2022.

 

HVAC Level I

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: 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.
Text: HVAC Level 1, 5th edition by Pearson ISBN: 978-0-13-518509-4.
CEU 11.9

Code Format Class Days Dates Instructor Location Cost
1433 Tuesday and Thursdays Aug. 2-Apr. 13 6-9 pm Steve Howie Palmer Center,

Pinehurst Campus

$211.50 + text

HVAC Level II

HVAC Level II covers the following: alternating current, compressors, refrigerants and oils, leak detection evacuation recovery and charging, metering devices, heat pumps, basic maintenance, chimneys vents and flues, sheet metal duct systems, fiberglass and fabric duct systems, commercial airside systems, air quality equipment, and introduction to hydronic systems. Scholarships are available for this class.
Text: HVAC Level 2, 5th Edition by Pearson ISBN: 978-0-13-518512-4.
CEU 14.0

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
3369 Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug. 16-Dec. 15 6-10 pm Steve Yuskevich Breakthrough Construction Center, Larry Caddell Training Center, Carthage $211.50 + text

 

Plumbing Level I

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: NCCER Core Essentials
Plumbing Level 1 will introduce you to the plumbing profession, plumbing safety, tools of the plumbing trade, plumbing math, plumbing drawings, plastic pipe and fittings, copper pipe and fittings, cast-iron pipe and fittings, steel pipe and fittings, plumbing fixtures, introduction to drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems, and introduction to water distribution systems.
Text: Plumbing Level 1, Revised 4e, 4th Edition by Pearson ISBN: 978-0-13-292143-5.
CEU 11.9

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
3372 Mondays and Wednesdays Aug. 15-Dec. 14

No class on July 5-7.

6-9:30 pm Nicholas Williams Breakthrough Construction Center, Larry Caddell Training Center, Carthage $211.50 + text

 

Sprinkler Fitting Level I

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: NCCER Core Essentials
Fire sprinklers are one of the most important methods for protecting life and property
Sprinkler system installation is the primary focus of this training program.
Text: Sprinkler Fitting Level 1, 3rd edition by Pearson ISBN: 978-0-13-380297-9.
CEU 6.65

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
3375 Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 11-Dec. 15 6-9:30 pm Nicholas Williams Breakthrough Construction Center, Larry Caddell Training Center, Carthage $211.50 + text

 

Welding Level I

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: NCCER Core Essentials
Welding Level I introduces trainees to the mastery of basic welding skills and techniques including safety, metal cutting and fitting, and welding skills using generally recognized industry processes.

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
1434 Mondays and Wednesdays Aug. 15-April 26

No class on Sept. 5, Nov. 23, Dec.

14-Jan. 4, Jan. 16 and April 10.

6-9 pm Steve Howie Palmer Center,

Pinehurst Campus

$211.50 + text

 

Welding Level II

Prerequisite: Welding Level I
Welding Level I introduces trainees to the mastery of basic welding skills and techniques including safety, metal cutting and fitting, and welding skills using generally recognized industry processes.

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
3435 Tuesday and Thursdays Aug. 2-Apr. 13 6-9 pm Steve Howie Palmer Center,

Pinehurst Campus

$211.50 + text

 

Blueprint Reading & Estimating

Blueprint reading is a necessary skill for every trade in the construction industry. This course covers blueprint basics, specifications, site plans and architectural plans.
Quantity takeoffs and pricing will be taught.

Will be offered Spring Semester 2023.

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.