Residential Construction Academy Curriculum

Weeks 1 - 2

Getting Started

Carpentry Basics
Trades Math
Hot Work
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Hazard Communications


Hand and Power Tool Safety
Ladder and Fall Safety
Back Safety and Injury Prevention
Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls
Heat Stress Recognition and Prevention

Weeks 3 - 4


Framing: Exterior Walls, Windows and Doors
Framing: Floors
Framing: A Trussed Rafter Roof

HVAC For Construction

What is HVAC?
Basic HVAC Tools
HVAC Safety Basics
HVAC Systems
HVAC System Parts
HVAC Ducting and Airflow

Weeks 5 - 6

Electrical for Construction

Fundamental Electrical Concepts
Electrical Tools
Electrical Safety
How to Use a Multimeter
Wire Types and Sizes

Plumbing for Construction

How does Plumbing Work?
Basic Plumbing Tools
Plumbing Safety
Plumbing Fixtures Overview
Plumbing Fixtures Installation
Plastic Joining Methods

Weeks 7 - 8

Interior Finishing

Interior Finishing: Drywall
Interior Finishing Floors: VCT Tile and Sheet Vinyl
Interior Finish and Trim
Painting Basics

Exterior Finishing

Exterior Finishing Roofs: Asphalt Shingles
Exterior Finishing Walls: Vinyl Siding
Exterior Finishing: Decks
Landscaping Basics

3rd Party Certifications

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry (English)
Six Sigma White Belt Certification


Residential Construction Academy Outcome

A graduate is employable as a Building Construction Technology (BCT) Worker who would be a valuable helper in the field.