career in general contracting by tdelight

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									Carpentry Career Ladder
Contractor/Builder
Land Developer
General Contractor
Construction Inspector
Carpentry Subcontractor
Carpentry Journeyperson
Lead Carpenter
Carpenter's Assistant

Building & Construction Institute of the Southeast
Carpentry is the largest of all the building trades. The basics of carpentry are layout, cut and
shape, join and check. These skills involve measuring and marking materials, molding wood with
hand or power tools, joining the material with nails and screws and checking the work with levels
or squares.

What will I learn?
To prepare you for the skills employers are looking for, you will learn how to:
Build walls and forms for concrete
Lay roofs with plywood and shingles
Install doors, windows and siding
Operate a diamond blade brick saw

Plumbing Career Ladder
Plumbing Contractor
Master Plumber
Plumbing Service Contractor
Plumbing Foreman
Plumbing Journeyperson
Plumbing Supply Sales
Plumbing Apprentice
Plumber's Helper

Building & Construction Institute of the Southeast
Plumbing is one of the largest and highest paying careers in the building industry. Plumbers not
only fix leaky pipes, they also install, maintain and repair many types of pipe systems - everything
from installing small residential water, gas and drainage systems to large city sewage systems.
Plumbers must be able to follow blue-prints and building plans and be willing to work around wet
surfaces, damp areas, in trenches or on scaffolds.

What will I learn?
To prepare you for the skills employers are looking for, you will learn how to:
Cut and install pipes and fittings
Install fixtures such as sinks, dishwashers and faucets
Repair and test water lines for leaks
Install water heaters
Work with adhesives and hand tools such as saws and plumbing wrenches
Operate power tools such as pipe threaders and solder torches
Plumbing Code

Heating & Air Conditioning Career Ladder
HVAC Contractor
General Manager
HVAC Manager
Assistant Manager
Field Supervisor
Assistant Service Manager
Technician Mechanic
Apprentice/Helper

Building & Construction Institute of the Southeast
Be a part of the industry that pioneered the research, design, production, installation, and
maintenance of efficient, cost-effective heating and air conditioning systems. Rapid changes in
technology and service continue to create a wealth of career opportunities for individuals whose
work controls the environment in a new home or commercial building.

What will I learn?
To prepare you for the skills employers are looking for, you will learn:
Air conditioning and refrigeration theories
Basic and applied electricity and schematics
Troubleshooting
Piping
Advanced refrigeration and HVAC controls
Applied heating systems
HVAC laboratory studies

Electrical Career Ladder
General Electrical Contractor
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Inspector
Electrical Supply Manager
Job Superintendent
Journeyperson electrician
Electrician Apprentice
Electrician's Helper

Building & Construction Institute of the Southeast
Electricians install, connect, test and maintain systems for a variety of purposes including climate
control, security and communications. Electrical wiring is essential to installing, repairing or
maintaining these systems. Electricians work with blueprints and use test equipment such as
ohmmeters and voltmeters to check circuits. They must always follow the trade's strict safety
rules.

What will I learn?
To prepare you for the skills employers are looking for, you will learn how to:
Cut, bend and install conduit and wiring
Install gang boxes, outlets & breaker boxes
Hook up electrical appliances
Install switches and lighting fixtures
Use circuit-testing equipment
Electrical Code

								
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