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Core Curriculum / Painting Essentials

This nationally recognized certification course for those successfully completing it is a prerequisite to Painting Program and Disaster Restoration Programs. In addition to the on-line course, materials and proctored examinations, it includes a printed 601 page course training manual sent to you upon registration. 

Modules include:

  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Material Handling

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Know Your Hazards –
What Everyone in the Construction Industry Should Know

This is an additional Prerequisite to the Disaster Restoration courses.

Course includes:

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Electricity Safety Awareness
  • Lead Paint Awareness
  • Silica Awareness
  • Hazard Communication

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Tools for Success –
Critical Skills for the Construction Industry

This course will help you on your way to a successful and fulfilling career in the construction industry by focusing on critical skills. In addition to the on-line course, materials and exminations, it includes a printed 268 page course training manual sent to you upon registration. 

This course includes 13 modules:

  • First Impression: Getting a Job
  • Professionalism: Keeping the Job
  • Building a Strong Relationship with Your Supervisor
  • Teamwork: Getting Along with Your Co-Workers
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Communication Skills I: Listening and Speaking
  • Communication Skills II: Reading and Writing Communication
  • Managing Stress on the Job
  • Thinking Critically and Solving Problems
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Giving and Receiving Criticism
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Substance Abuse on the Job.

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Construction Safety

Construction Safety is based on a single module of the NCCER Core Curriculum. Completing this course provides a PDRA Certificate of Completion, but is not eligible for NCCER certification.

Topics include:

  • Safety and Hazard Recognition
  • Elevated Work and Fall Protection
  • Struck-by and Caught-in-between Hazards
  • Energy Release Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Job-site Hazards.

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Construction Math

Construction Math is based on a single module of the NCCER Core Curriculum. Completing this course provides a PDRA Certificate of Completion, but is not eligible for NCCER certification.

Topics include:

  • Whole Numbers
  • Fractions
  • Decimal System
  • Measuring Length
  • Metric and Imperial Measurement Systems
  • Intro to Geometry.

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Construction Hand Tools

Construction Hand Tools is based on a single module of the NCCER Core Curriculum. Completing this course provides a PDRA Certificate of Completion, but is not eligible for NCCER certification.

Topics include:

  • Common Hand Tools
  • Measurement and Layout Tools
  • Cutting and Shaping Tools
  • Other Common Hand Tools.

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Construction Power Tools

Construction Power Tools is based on a single module of the NCCER Core Curriculum. Completing this course provides a PDRA Certificate of Completion, but is not eligible for NCCER certification.

Topics include:

  • Power Drills
  • Power Saws
  • Grinders and Grinder Attachments
  • Misc Power Tools

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Construction Drawings

Construction Drawings is based on a single module of the NCCER Core Curriculum. Completing this course provides a PDRA Certificate of Completion, but is not eligible for NCCER certification.

Topics include:

  • Construction Drawings
  • Components of Drawings

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