The Intermediate Construction Trades (ICT) certificate program consists of two (2) courses. In order to graduate from the program, both ICT Introductory Craft Skills (4 weeks) and ICT Carpentry Fundamentals – Level 1 (12 weeks) must be completed.
Construction trades provide a great career opportunity. With the rapidly aging construction workforce getting ready to retire, many employers are in dire need of individuals entering the trade.
Introductory Craft Skills (4 weeks)
- Basic Safety, OSHA-10, CPR, and First Aid
- Introduction to Construction Math, Hand/Power Tools and Drawings
- Basic Rigging (ropes, chains, hoists, loaders, and cranes)
- Basic Communication and Employability Skills
ICT Carpentry Fundamentals-Level 1 (12 weeks)
- Orientation to the Trade; Building Materials; Fasteners and Adhesives
- Hand and Power Tools Usage; Reading Plans and Elevations
- Flooring Systems
- Framing of Walls, Ceilings, and Roofs
- Concrete, Reinforcing Materials, and Forms
- Windows and Exterior Doors and Basic Stair Layout
This paid, on the job experience helps students apply classroom theory and work on the development of interpersonal and work-related skills. Internships occur simultaneously with ICT Carpentry Fundamentals Level 1 course.
- 8th-grade reading and math levels
- >Medical clearance/ physical tolerance
- 17½ years of age or older
- Negative drug screen for internship
There are many ways you can apply your certification toward getting a great job. Here are just a couple of examples of jobs and salary ranges.
Missouri (Entry Salary)
Missouri (Avg Salary)
11-12% Growth expected 2016-2026
Benefits may be available for full time, non-seasonal workers. Union benefits will likely include paid holidays, vacation time determined by the number of days worked, and hospitalization and pension plans.
*Missouri Economic Research Information Center