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Construction Classes Offered this Summer at Surry


Surry Community College has several classes in the construction trade starting in July. Tuition assistance may be available for students.

Masonry, Brick and Stone will be offered Mondays through Thursdays, July 6 through Aug. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. This course provides training on basic principles and practices of masonry. Topics include standard tools, materials, cost estimating, foundations, bonding variations, expansion joints, wall ties, building codes, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of safety practices, blueprint reading, and basic tool use; identify materials, operate machinery and lay masonry units including brick, block, and stone. The course is a total of 96 hours. Pre-registration and payment of $183 are required.

Plumbing will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 28 through October 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. Plumbing offers a career with good pay and available job openings. Surry’s Plumbing Workforce Certificate will prepare students for the field of plumbing. The training covers basic estimating, installation, and maintenance of plumbing systems and components through appropriate use of plumbing tools and standard practices. North Carolina plumbing codes and regulations will be incorporated. Pre-registration and payment of $183 are required.

Virginia residents will pay the same tuition rate as North Carolina students for these Workforce Training courses. There are many grants and scholarship opportunities available to help pay for many of the courses. Students should complete the form at to see if they are eligible. Surry Community College can assist students with job search, job applications, and resumes. For more information or to register for a class, call (336) 386-3618. You may also register online.

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