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TRAINING FOR CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS
Construction Training Core Skills & Methods
This course provides technical, hands-on training and the opportunity to master basic skills common to residential and commercial construction. Students will learn and use a set of essential core skills necessary for residential and commercial construction along with more in-depth information on specific topics and trades. Core skills include basic construction math, common hand and power tool use and safety, basic blueprint and schedule reading, career and interpersonal skills. This class will focus on core skills related to the construction of the exterior of a building (also known as a building envelope) with emphasis on building wrap, flashing and membranes, windows and exterior doors, siding, and their related installation methods. Guest instructors from the area's leading contractors and/or material suppliers will provide valuable insight regarding the latest trends in installation methods and materials. No previous construction training required. NOTE: Students must be 18 years of age to register. This is a professional workforce course and not intended as a DIY class for homeowners.
How to Start a Career in Construction
Articles on COCC Construction Training
Bringing Construction Instruction Back to School - Article in DJC Oregon on October 25, 2018.
Pilot Program Addresses Construction Worker Shortage - KBND Local News October 15, 2018.
Central Oregon Construction Executives Teach Industry Basics - Article in Bend Bulletin on September 27, 2018
Construction & Trades Training Scholarship Fund
The Central Oregon Community College Construction and Trades Scholarship Fund was established to support students pursuing a career in construction and related fields to help offset higher education costs. Your tax-deductible donation supports students in this field, and helps COCC and our partners continue to ensure a trained construction workforce is available to meet regional labor demands.
Donations can also be sent to the address below with checks payable to COCC Foundation.
COCC Foundation Construction & Trades Fund
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97703