Course Type: Instructor-led Training
Number of Courses: 1
Duration of Access: 180 Days

Are you at your best when you have your hands on a hammer or a saw? If so, this program will teach you the basic skills you need to get a job as a residential carpenter. You’ll explore what it’s like to work in construction, learn the basic math you’ll use on the jobsite, and find out how to read a blueprint. In addition, you’ll learn how to use both hand and power tools effectively and safely, and discover how to construct a home from the floor to the roof. Finally, you’ll put your skills to use in three hands-on workshop projects. By the time you’re done, you’ll be ready for an entry-level position in the construction industry.
This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.

The following books are included in your tuition:
-Residential Construction Academy
-Basic Principles for Construction
-Workbook/Lab Manual for Basic Principles for Construction
-1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations
-Understanding Construction Drawings
-Carpentry (Residential Construction Academy)
-RCA Carpentry Workbook
This course can be taken on a PC or a Mac. You will need Internet Explorer (versions 5.5 through 8) or Firefox (any version). You will need to use Windows Vista or XP. You will also need Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader. In addition, you will need the latest version of QuickTime.

Hardware Requirements
For Windows Vista or Windows 7:
-Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor
-3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
For Windows XP users:
-Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor
-1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
-2 GB RAM -1.8 GB free disk space for installation -1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater -Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card Prerequisites: -You will not need any carpentry experience to participate in this program. You will need to own or purchase some basic tools, lumber, and nails for the workshop assessments.

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