Train for an in-demand residential or commercial construction career as a home builder, site personnel, or construction superintendent. A combination of lecture and lab training will prepare you to take the SC Home Builders Exam.
Course topics include the basics of reading construction blueprints, framing, foundations, installing windows and doors, and exterior and interior finishing. Emphasis is placed on construction-industry approved building methods and estimating procedures. Courses also give students the knowledge needed to ensure work is performed according to code.
How to Enroll
To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!
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Sample Program Plan and Costs
Students can take either CECLR-523 or CESAF-695. CECLR-523 is offered in the spring semester and CESAF-695 is offered in the fall semester.
Class Delivery Methods
|On-Campus||Traditional. Classes meet on campus.|
|Virtual||100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.|
|Hybrid||Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.|
|Online||100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.|
|CEUs||Class Hours||Course Title||Cost|
Print Reading for Construction
Learn the basics of reading construction blueprints. Primary emphasis is on architectural and structural plans. Learn symbols, terminology, and abbreviations associated with reading construction plans.
Residential Building, Site Preparation, and Foundations
Learn to lay out and prepare a building site, pour footings and slabs, and build concrete and masonry foundations using multimedia classroom presentations and field demonstrations. Emphasis is on construction industry approved building methods and estimating procedures. Helps prepare students for the SC Home Builders exam.
Residential Building Framing and Finishing
Learn to frame floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs; build stairs; and install roof coverings, siding, windows and doors, interior wall coverings, cabinets, and trim. Emphasis is placed on construction-industry approved building methods and estimating procedures. Training prepares students for the SC Home Builders Exam.
Residential Building Codes
This class explains the SC Residential Codes Manual focusing on areas that building contractors need to know to pass the State exam. The course will explain relevant portions of the code that residential contractors, home inspectors, or homeowners need to understand to be sure work is performed according to code.
Residential Contractor Business and Law
This course helps prepare you for the Business and Law portion of the SC Home Builders Exam. This class will also help individuals who plan to build their own home, as well as currently licensed contractors and home inspectors to understand legal and management issues involved in construction.
Residential Builder Exam Prep
Prepares experienced residential trades people to pass the SC Home Builders exam. Emphasis is on study methods, test taking procedures, and highlighting the reference materials recommended by the examiners. State exam references are surveyed and recommendations made concerning study, tabbing, and highlighting key information.
Not including fees and equipment