At a Glance:

Contact: Hector Celis
Hector Celis, Carpentry Instructor
Phone: 404-225-4621
Campus: Main
Department: Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs, Industrial & Transportation Technologies Division


, Department Chair
Direct: (404) 225-4621



Certified Construction Worker

Program Overview

The Certified Construction Worker certificate program offers training in the construction industry providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively on a construction site.  Completion of the program qualifies graduates for entry - level employment.  Topics include safety, tool use and safety, materials and fasteners, and construction print reading.

Minimum Program Length: 1 Semester

Estimated Program Cost: $1,810

Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements
  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.



Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (9 hours)
Occupational Courses (9 hours)
Select One of the Following Clusters (6 hours)
Fundamentals Cluster (6 hours)

This course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals of the construction trades. Topics include Basic Safety, Construction Math, Hand and Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Rigging, Materials Handling, and Job-Site Communication and Work Ethic Skills.

Occupational Elective
Fundamentals Cluster (6 hours)

This course covers the introduction to a residential construction project from start to finish. Topics to include preparing to build, tools and equipment, building foundations, wood frame construction, completing the structure, finish carpentry, construction specialties, and materials and fasteners used in the construction industry.

This course provides instruction in the use of professional tools for the construction trades. Emphasis will be placed on the safe use of each tool discussed. Topics include layout and measuring tools, cutting tools, sawing tools, drilling and boring tools, finishing and fastening tools, general shop tool use, and job site setup.
This course introduces the reading and interpretation of prints and architectural drawings for all of the construction trades. Topics include types of plans, scales, specifications, conventions, and schedules.