Construction & Trades Training

The Construction & Trades 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

**NEW** 

Blueprint Reading & Estimating 

Blueprint reading is a necessary skill for every trade in the construction industry. This course will help you read and interpret building plans and create an accurate takeoff using a complete set of working drawings.  

CEU: 8.4 

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Cost Location
1363 Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan 31 – May 4 6-9 pm William Powell  

$187.50 + text 

Textbook found on Amazon: Builder’s Essentials: Plan Reading & Material Takeoff by Wayne J. DelPico  ISBN: 978-0-87629-348-5 

Pinehurst Campus, 202 Van Dusen Hall  

 

NCCER 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.

CEU: 9.6 

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Cost Location
3364

Tuesdays and Thursdays

No classes on Nov 24 

only offered in the fall

 

6-9 pm William Powell  

$211.50 + text

(Project Management, 3rd Edition by Pearson, ISBN: 978-0-13-474426-1) 

Pinehurst Campus, 108 Logan Hall   

 

Construction Training – Build a Tiny Home 

Learn the basics of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and more by building a Tiny home, giving you the skills to either enter the trades workforce or to continue your education with a trade specific class. 

CEU: 15.6 

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Cost Location
1365

Friday & Saturdays

March 3 - June 3 

(no class on April 7 & 8) 

 

8 am - 2:30 pm Adam Cook

$187.50  

209 Hatley Street, Aberdeen

 

NCCER Core: Introduction to Construction Skills 

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 

1366 

Mondays & 

Wednesday 

Jan 18- May 10 

6-9 pm 

Nicholas 

Williams 

$211.50 + text 

Breakthrough Construction Center, 

Larry Caddell Training Center, Carthage 

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 

 

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 Aug. 11 8:30 am-4 pm Nicholas Williams Plumbing Classroom

Breakthrough Construction Center

Larry Caddell Training Center

Carthage

$77.50 + text
 Friday Aug. 12 8 am-Noon
3376 Thursday Dec. 8 8:30 am-4 pm
Friday Dec. 9 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. 

  • Will be offered Summer Semester 2023

 

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. 

Code 

Class Days 

Dates 

Time 

Instructor 

Location 

Cost 

3431 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 

May 9-  

Oct. 26 

6-9 pm 

David McCollum 

Palmer Trades Center 

Pinehurst Campus 

$211.50 + text 

 

Forklift Operator 

Earn the National Safety Council’s (NSC) lift truck operator certification by successfully completing this class. Basic design of lift trucks, stabilization of trucks, maintenance, repair costs, and safety aspects in operation. Must be 18 years old to take this class. 

CEU: 1.1 

Code 

Class Days 

Dates 

Time 

Instructor 

Location 

Cost 

1376   

Thursday, Apr 27 8:30-4 pm  

Friday, Apr 28 8 am-Noon 

Nicholas Williams

Larry Caddell Training Center, Breakthrough Construction Center, 333 Niagara Carthage Rd., Carthage 

$77.50 + text (NSC Lift Truck Operator, by National Safety Council ISBN: 2818440022999 available in the bookstore) 

 

General Contractors Update & CE Classes

This course provides General Contractors the necessary 8 hours of Continuing Education required to renew their licenses each year. 

Will be offered Fall semester 2023 

 

HVAC Level I

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. 

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: NCCER Core Essentials 

Text: HVAC Level 1, 5th edition by Pearson ISBN: 978-0-13-518509-4. 

CEU 12.6 

Code 

Class Days 

Dates 

Time 

Instructor 

Location 

Cost 

2368 

Tuesdays 

And Thursdays 

Jan 17-May 23 

6-9:30 pm 

Steve Yuskevich 

Breakthrough Construction Center 

Larry Caddell Training Center, Carthage 

$211.50 + text 

 

HVAC Level II

HVAC Level 2 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.  

Pre-requisite: HVAC Level I

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
2369 Mondays and Wednesdays Jan 18 – June 12 6-9:30 pm Gary Giglio 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. 
CEU 10.2

Text (Plumbing Level 1, 5th Edition by Pearson ISBN: 978-0-13-793383-9) 

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
1372 Tuesdays and Thursdays

Jan 17 – May 11

No classes on  Apr 10 

6-9:00 pm Nicholas Williams Breakthrough Construction Center, Larry Caddell Training Center, Carthage $211.50 + text

 

NCCER Plumbing Level 2 

Prerequisite NCCER Plumbing Level 1 

Plumbing Level 2 covers Plumbing Math Two, Reading Commercial Drawings, Structural Penetrations, Insulation, and Fire Stopping, Installing and Testing DWV Piping, Installing Roof, Floor, and Area Drains, Installing and Testing Water Supply Piping, Types of Valves, Installing Fixtures and Valves, Installing Water Heaters, Basic Electricity, and Fuel Gas and Fuel Oil Systems. 
CEU 15.5

Text (Plumbing Level 2, Revised 4e, 4th Edition by Pearson ISBN:  978-0-13-314850-3) 

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
2373 Tuesdays and Thursdays

will be offered in the Fall 2023

6-9:30 pm Nicholas Williams TBD $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 Essentials 

Welding essentials focuses on the fundamentals used in basic MIG and Stick welding. The class is designed to provide basic welding skills training. The focus is on safety and techniques including metal cutting and fitting, and welding skills using generally recognized industry processes.  

Code 

Class Days 

Dates 

Time 

Instructor 

Location 

Cost 

1437 

Saturdays 

Jan. 7-May 13 

10a-4p 

Scott Gorman 

Palmer Center, 

Pinehurst Campus 

$287.50 

 

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 

3432 

Mondays and Wednesdays 

May 29- nov 15 

6-9 pm 

Steve Howie 

Palmer Center, 

Pinehurst Campus 

$311.50 + 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. 

Will be offered Summer Semester 2023  

 

Contact 

For HVAC, Plumbing, Project Management, and Sprinkler Fitting Contact: 

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

For Electrical and Welding Contact: 

Tess Regan 
Coordinator, Advanced Manufacturing 
910.246.4117 
108 Palmer Trades 
regant@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.