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General Construction Laborer (BP/EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

General construction laborers perform a wide variety of activities during all phases of construction. They assist carpenters and other specialized contractors in framing, roofing, and interior and exterior finishing during the building and/or remodeling of residential and commercial structures. They read blueprints, sketches and specifications for information pertaining to dimensions, types of materials required and standards of work. General construction laborers work with a variety of hand tools, power tools and equipment. They work in a variety of physically demanding situations including weather extremes, heights and enclosed areas.

Award Outcomes

Practice safe work habits

Develop blueprint reading skills

Assemble floor, wall, roof and stair systems

Install interior and exterior finishes

Apply various moisture and vapor management techniques

Career Opportunities

A person trained as a general construction laborer will support craft workers with their duties. They may assist a general carpenter or someone who specializes in areas such as: framer, interior finisher, sider, shingler, drywall installer, acoustical ceiling installer, maintenance carpenter, millwright, bridge builder or prefabrication production builder. They may also go into related fields of work such as sales, lumber yard management, or factory representative.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 17 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CARP1101Introduction to Residential Construction

2

CARP1111Floor and Wall Framing

5

CARP1140Engineered Roof Systems

2

CARP1240Exterior Finishes

4

CARP1511Insulation and Drywall

3

CARP1810Residential Blueprint Reading

1

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 17

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CARP1101Introduction to Residential Construction

2

CARP1111Floor and Wall Framing

5

CARP1140Engineered Roof Systems

2

CARP1240Exterior Finishes

4

CARP1511Insulation and Drywall

3

CARP1810Residential Blueprint Reading

1

Total Credits 17 

 

Graduation (17 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

4/19/2021 : BP 3213 / EP 3212