Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Construction Skills
Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Construction Skills
This is a series of courses taken over two semesters that will prepare students for careers in residential or small facility maintenance and repair. Students who complete these courses gain skills to perform interior and exterior tasks including basic carpentry, weatherization, plumbing, and electrical repairs with a focus on safety and developing employability skills.
These courses cover carpentry, plumbing, and electrical. The sessions will be a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on skill building and training.
Earn Industry Certifications
• NCCER Core: Introductory Craft Skills
Alaska high-schoolers can attend this program for free for the Spring 2024 semester thanks to grant funding!
Scholarships and financial aid may be available for all other students.
For more information about this program and to enroll you can contact PWSC admissions:
call: 907-834-1600 (Mondays-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. AKST)
- Entry-level facilities and maintenance
- Alaska Handyman Contractor License
- Apprenticeship pathway
- Craft skills entry-level jobs
- Pathway for further training for industrial safety, construction management, etc.
Knowledge and Skills Aquired
- Basic carpentry
- Basic plumbing
- Basic electrical
- Safety and safe operations
- Building codes
Course of Study
After applying and being admitted, students will complete the following courses to receive this certificate. For more information see Admission Requirements for OEC Programs and General University Requirements for OEC Programs.
|Core Curriculum for Skilled Trades
|Introduction to Framing
|Drywall Installation and Finishing
|Door and Window Installation
|Kitchen and Bathroom Fixtures
|Industrial Technology Internship
|Home Energy Basics
More information can be found in UAA's Course Catalog.