Prepare to become a licensed residential builder in the state of South Carolina. This program is designed for residential construction laborers or site managers with at least a year of construction-site experience.
In five months, you will prepare to take the Residential Builder and Business Management and Law exams required for licensure in S.C. You will also learn the best practices for site and foundation preparation, general framing, as well as providing oversight for employees and sub-contractors. This program is also an excellent choice for real estate agents, property owners, and residential appraisers to gain a better understanding of building practices and codes.
How to Enroll
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Sample Program Plan and Costs
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.|
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Residential Building Site and Foundation Preparation
Learn to lay out and prepare a building site, pour footings and slabs, and build concrete and masonry foundations through classroom presentations and lab demonstrations. Emphasis is placed on approved building methods and estimating procedures.
Residential Plumbing for Home Builders
Learn the basics of residental plumbing to ensure proper oversight of plumbing installation on the construction site. Emphasis will be placed on identification and proper usage of plumbing materials and tools; proper installation of faucets, fixtures and valves; undertanding of a drain-waste-vent system.
Residential Building Framing and Finishing
Learn to frame floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs; build stairs; install roof coverings, siding, windows, doors, interior wall coverings, cabinets, and trim through classroom instruction and hands-on lab demonstration. Emphasis is placed on approved building methods and estimating procedures.
Print Reading for Construction
Learn the basics of reading construction blueprints. Emphasis is placed on architectural and structural plans. Learn the symbols, terminology, and abbreviations associated with reading construction plans.
Residential Building Codes
This class explains the SC Residential Codes Manual, focusing on areas that building contractors need to know to pass the SC Residential Builder exam. The course will explain relevant portions of the code that residential contractors, home inspectors, or homeowners need to understand to ensure work is being performed correctly.
Residential Contractor Business and Law
This course helps prepare you for the Business and Law portion of the SC Residential Builder Exam. This class will also help construction managers, home inspectors, and individuals building their own home to understand the legal and management aspect of construction.
SC Residential Builder Exam Preparation
This hybrid class prepares EXPERIENCED residential trades people to pass the SC Residential Builder exam. Emphasis is placed on study methods, test taking procedures, and highlighting the reference materials used during the exam. Online presentations are augmented by in-person Q&A sessions.
Not including fees and equipment