Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Construction Skills

  • OEC in Construction Skills

    This is a series of courses taken over one semester that will prepare students for careers in residential or small facility maintenance and repair.

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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

Tuition

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.

Questions?

For more information about this program and to enroll you can contact PWSC admissions:

email: pwsc.admissions@alaska.edu

call: 907-834-1600 (Mondays-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. AKST)

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Career Connections

  • 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
  • Weatherization
  • 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.

Course Title Credits
ITEC A102 Core Curriculum for Skilled Trades 2
ITEC A130 Introduction to Framing 1
ITEC A134 Siding Installation  1
ITEC A135 Insulation Systems 1
ITEC A136 Floor Coverings 1
ITEC A137 Drywall Installation and Finishing  1
ITEC A138 Roofing Installation  1
ITEC A139 Door and Window Installation  1
ITEC A141 Kitchen and Bathroom Fixtures 1
ITEC A152 Electrical Fixtures  1
ITEC A295 Industrial Technology Internship 4
RE A140 Home Energy Basics 1
  Total: 16

 More information can be found in UAA's Course Catalog