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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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