Learn the skills necessary to excel in construction trades and Lamar Community College. With an Associate’s degree and three certificate options, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to immediately enter the workforce.
Construction trades courses offer both classroom and hands-on training from highly qualified instructors with years of experience in their field.
Construction Trades Options
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Associate of Applied Science in Construction Trades
This comprehensive two-year degree program prepares students to pursue a variety of professional career opportunities in construction trades immediately upon graduation or continue their education at the next level. The curriculum stresses a balance of classroom, technical and experiential learning within the context of a craft ethic. Students are introduced to the variety of construction trades through a sound theoretical foundation followed by an emphasis in developing the trades’ skills necessary to work with a specialty or general contractor. Students may choose to concentrate their hands-on experience in carpentry or welding. The program places special emphasis on place based learning.
Construction Trades Certificates
Construction Trades certificates prepare graduates to directly enter the construction trades industry. The certificates are designed to be completed in one year. The curriculum also provides the flexibility for experienced contractors and trades practitioners to upgrade or broaden their skills and knowledge. Students may earn a certificate in one or more of six specialties. The certificate program includes many courses required in the Associate of Applied Science Degree and credits may be applied toward earning the degree.
The Carpentry Certificate provides entry-level as well as upgrading skills courses in commercial and residential carpentry practice. The program is offered on an open enrollment basis. Students may complete certain courses to enter the workforce then return to complete the program or to upgrade skills. Students interested in starting their own carpentry contracting business may want to consider enrolling in additional coursework offered through the Business program to complement their electrical skills.
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LCC offers three Welding Certifications (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced) that provide entry-level as well as upgrading skills courses in welding technology. The program is offered on an open enrollment basis. Students may complete certain courses to enter the workforce then return to complete the program or to upgrade skills. Students interested in starting their own welding contracting business may want to consider enrolling in additional coursework offered through the Business program to complement their welding skills.
- High school diploma or equivalent
Cost of Textbooks/Supplies
- Tuition based on total number of credits taken.
- The cost may vary from semester to semester.
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