Construction Training Program
What are the responsibilities of a Construction Worker?
Construction workers are responsible for repairing and building a variety of structures, buildings, highways, roads, and bridges. They typically load and unload building materials and operate construction-related equipment such as trucks, forklifts or man-lifts. Prior to new projects, workers clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris, and trees.
Typically, construction workers operate large powered machinery and equipment (such as saws, drills, grinders, blowtorches, pressure cleaners, jackhammers). They also use shovels, picks, and jackhammers to dig ditches or trenches. Some projects may require workers to mix cement, sand, and water with a concrete mixer or set, pour, level, or form concrete.
In the construction industry, following safety procedures is of the upmost importance in order to keep everyone safe. Construction workers will also control traffic passing near work areas by directing with signs, barricades, and traffic cones.
How is this program unique?
The program provides a hands-on learning experience over the period of six weeks; that
upon course completion will result in attaining industry-standard certifications such as
NCCER, OSHA10, MOT Intermediate, a Valencia Certificate of Completion, CPR, and First
The Valencia College Construction program focuses on bringing cutting edge technology
and concepts to the classroom to benefit all levels; from experienced professionals to
people who are new to the field. From industry certifications to specialized training, our
programs are designed to help advance the profession.
Students may be eligible for college credits toward an Associate in Science degree in
Building Construction Technology from Valencia College.
Funding assistance may also be available to those who qualify.
Can I balance working and starting a program in Construction?
Our program is a good fit for students whom have a desire to begin a career in Construction, but need a program that allows some flexibility.
Our program meets four days a week (Monday through Thursday) over a period of six weeks. (200 hours)
Will I receive assistance finding a position after program completion?
Valencia has staff and community partners that will assist you in your job placement after program completion.
We work diligently to create and maintain relationships with the major players in the construction industry.
This six-week course will cover the following topics:
NCCER CORE CURRICULUM MODULES INCLUDE:
Module 1: Basic Safety
Module 2: Construction Math
Module 3: Hand Tools
Module 4: Power Tools
Module 5: Construction Drawings
Module 6: Basic Communication
Module 7: Employability Skills
Module 8: Material Handling
Module 9: Basic Rigging
ADDITIONAL MODULE INCLUDES:
What is the job outlook for Construction?
The demand for this type of skilled worker continues to grow with over 9 billion dollars of construction projects already underway in the Central Florida area over the next few years. The future workforce needs are great (1.5 million workers) with great promotion potential. The career opportunities are diverse and the potential to work in a high wage position exists. The average wages for entry-level construction positions are $12 to $14 per hour. Promotional opportunities exist in a variety of areas of construction (concrete, heavy equipment, vertical, & highway construction).
Must be currently drug free
Must be willing to work outside in the Florida weather
Be able to carry objects of 50 pounds or less routinely
Industry is background tolerant
Upon completion, participants will have the opportunity to earn the following industry credentials once they have successfully passed the certification exams:
Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) - Intermediate
CPR and First Aid
May be eligible for college credits towards an Associate of Science Degree in Building