Surry Offering Construction Trade Classes with August Start Dates

Surry Offering Construction Trade Classes with August Start Dates Surry Community College will have several construction classes starting in August including ones involving electricity and wiring.

Posted: Aug 06, 2020

Surry Community College will be offering several classes in the Construction Trade program starting in August. The classes have been formatted to comply with state and health department recommendations for safety during the pandemic.
 
Carpentry I will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 17 through Dec. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the K-Building, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson. 
 
This course introduces the theory and construction methods associated with the building industry, including framing, materials, tools, and equipment. Topics include safety, hand/power tool use, site preparation, measurement and layout, footings and foundations, construction framing, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely lay out and perform basic framing skills with supervision. Course will cost $183.
 
DC/AC Electricity has four class options. One will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17 through Dec. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second option will be held on Mondays and Fridays, Aug. 17 through Dec. 11 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The third option will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18 through Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. These three options will be held at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson. The fourth class option will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Aug. 17 through Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville.
 
This course introduces the fundamental concepts and computations related to DC/AC electricity. Emphasis is placed on DC/AC circuits, components, operation of test equipment, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, verify, and analyze simple DC/AC circuits. Course will cost $183.
 
Diagrams & Schematics has four class options. The first option will be held on Mondays from 1:20 to 2:15 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 1:20 to 3:10 p.m., Aug. 17 through Dec. 9. The second option will be on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The third class option will be held on Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. and on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 18 through Dec. 10. These classes will be held at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson. The fourth option will be on Fridays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Aug. 21 through Dec. 11. at the Yadkin Center in Yadkinville.
 
This course covers the interpretation of electrical diagrams, schematics, and drawings common to electrical applications. Emphasis is placed on reading and interpreting electrical diagrams and schematics. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret electrical diagrams and schematics. Course will cost $183.
 
Intro to Refrigeration will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18 through Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson.
 
This course covers the interpretation of electrical diagrams, schematics, and drawings common to electrical applications. Emphasis is placed on reading and interpreting electrical diagrams and schematics. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret electrical diagrams and schematics. Course will cost $183.
 
Residential Wiring will have two class selections. The first one will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 9:20 p.m. and on Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:40 p.m., Aug. 18 through Dec. 10. The second selection will be held on Wednesdays from 2 to 3:25 p.m. and on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both class offerings will be held at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson.
 
This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in residential electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical print reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with residential electrical installations. The course will cost $183.
 
Salaries for construction workers average $19.03 an hour with a yearly salary averaging $39,570 according to information obtained from O*NET, www.onetcenter.org. Salaries may vary for reasons including but not limited to years of experience, place of employment, and specific occupations within each industry.
 
Virginia residents will pay the same tuition rate as North Carolina students for this Workforce Training course.  There are many grants and scholarship opportunities available to help pay for many of the courses. Complete the form at surry.edu/funding to see if you 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 or email pilotcenter@surry.edu. You may also register online.
 


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