Construction and Welding (Non-Credit)

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Begin or advance your career in the construction or sustainability industry at Central Piedmont. The college offers flexible, hands-on training, instruction, and exam prep for professional licensure through the Crowder Construction Institute. Programs include air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration technology, carpentry, contractor exam prep, licensing and code qualification, masonry, residential and commercial plumbing technology, and AWS welding certification and testing.

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Looking for course descriptions and cost information? Review the following Corporate and Continuing Education course catalog, or keep reading for course listings on this page. 

Spring Corporate and Continuing Education Course Catalog

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology

Coursework is designed to teach you how to work with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Course offerings vary across semesters.


Learn best safety practices for using tools and conducting quality work. Topics include hands-on, basic woodworking techniques; instruction in basic floor, wall, and ceiling framing; drywall installation and repair; base and wall trims; along with expanded hand and power tool instruction.

  • Course Listings

    You will need to successfully complete Introduction to Carpentry (CIX 7000) to pursue higher level carpentry courses. 

    • BPR-7004 Blueprint Reading and Estimating, Plus Home Methods
    • CIX-7000 Introduction to Carpentry
    • CIX-7040 Carpentry I
    • CIX-7006 Carpentry II 
    • CAB-8301 Introduction to Furniture and Cabinet Making
    • CIX-7504 Drywall, Doors, Trim, and Finishing

Electrical Contractor's Exam Review

Coursework prepares you for electrical state licensing exams. Those who are pursuing electrical contractor licenses will receive exam readiness and training.

General Contractor’s License Exam Prep

Coursework prepares you for either the residential or commercial contractor state licensing exams. Those who are pursuing residential or commercial contractor’s licenses will receive exam readiness and training.

  • Course Listings

    • CAR-7130 Residential Contractor's Exam Review
    • CAR-7131 Commercial Contractor's Exam Review

Licensing and Code Qualification

Course listings under licensing and code qualification are for county building inspectors. Coursework consists of preparing for various levels of building inspection.

  • Course Listings

    Courses are not contingent upon one another. On the other hand, Professional Home Inspector’s Training (CIX-8013) is for individuals interested in becoming certified home inspectors. 

    • CAR-7101 Home Construction Methods and Details
    • CIX-8013 Professional Home Inspector's Training
    • COD-7101 Code Qualification – Building Level I
    • COD-7104 Code Qualification – Electrical Level I


Coursework will teach you to work with brick, stone, and other materials. Course offerings vary across semesters.

Plumbing Technology, Residential and Commercial

Train to pursue a career in residential or commercial plumbing. Coursework consists of industry standard safety protocols; tool usage; piping materials; fixture and equipment knowledge; blueprint reading; drain, waste, and vent (DWV) and water distribution system knowledge; hanger and support systems, as well as best installation and maintenance practices.

  • Courses Available

    • PLU-7015 Backflow Assembly Tester Certification
    • PLU-7016 Backflow Prevention Assembly and Tester Recertification
    • PLU-8000 Residential/Commercial Plumbing CORE
    • PLU-8001 Residential/Commercial Plumbing Level 1
    • PLU-8002 Residential/Commercial Plumbing Level 2
    • PLU-8003 Residential/Commercial Plumbing Level 3
    • PLU-8004 Residential/Commercial Plumbing Level 4
  • Information Session

    Join us for an information session for the residential and commercial plumbing technology program: 

    • Wednesday, April 17, 5-7:00 pm, Harper Building 1, Room 364

    Reserve your seat for an information session. 

AWS Welding Certification and Testing

Central Piedmont is an American Welding Society (AWS) accredited testing facility that provides testing for both individuals and companies. The certified welder program is a performance-based program with no prerequisite courses or certifications required. Final certification will provide "transferrable" credentials. The certified welder program tests procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal, and chemical refinery welding industries.

Ready to register? Or do you need help?

For class details, schedule, and registration, visit Continuing Education – Construction and Welding Classes

To get help or ask about a program or course, call 704.330.4223 or email customer service

I am in every sense of the word a product of Central Piedmont. Central Piedmont is my family, first and foremost. This has been the best job I have ever had. Brian Lucas, Associate Dean, Skilled Trades