Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

Construction Laborer: CA (SLTC)(CTE)


Certificate of Achievement | 185 clock hours

Program Website
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Program Description
Beginning carpentry training in printreading, safe tool handling and use, and basic framing techniques in floors, walls, ceiling joists, and roofs.

Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of program, students will have the necessary knowledge to compete for positions on framing crews in residential and commercial construction.

Transfer/Articulation Information
This program is designed to instill a desire to work in the construction industry and further educational pursuits towards an Associate of Science degree (A.S.) Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) or a Certificate of Completion.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/satts/cost-financial-aid.aspx.
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.

Program Entry Requirements
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE):

  • Reading 8.0
  • Mathematics 8.0

Program Requirements


Time to Completion


  • Time to completion is 185 clock hours.  Students would typically complete 20 hours per week and complete the program in approximately 3 months.

Program Learning Outcomes


Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Apply skills, responsibilities, and characteristics of a skilled tradesman throughout program. [1,2]
  • Identify various types of building materials and their uses. [1,2]
  • Proper handling and storing of materials will be practiced. [1,7]
  • Material quantities will be calculated using standard industry methods. [1,3]
  • Common carpentry tools will be identified and used employing industry standard safety practices. [1,2,3,7]
  • Common construction drawings will be studied and interpreted, including foundation, plan, elevation, section, and detail views including abbreviations, symbols, and dimensions. [1,2,3,4]
  • Identify and demonstrate methods of squaring a building. [1,2,3,7]
  • Identify, list, and use appropriate materials and methods to construct a basic floor system. [1,2,3,4,7]
  • Identify, list, and use appropriate materials and methods to construct a basic wall system. [1,2,3,4,7]
  • Identify, list, and use appropriate materials and methods to construct a basic roof system. [1,2,3,4,7]