Building & Construction

If you have an interest in problem-solving, working with your hands or making a drawing come to life, consider a career in the skilled trades. Positions are available from repairing heating and air conditioning units to installing fiber-optic cable to working as a maintenance technician in a local apartment complex. Gain the knowledge and skills you need today for a career in building, construction and other vocational trades.

Course details and registration information

Homeowner Repair and Maintenance Level I
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 9 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
277348 Eastern Wake Education Center 06/10/2023 07/29/2023 D. Rangel $160.00 0/14
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
New and existing homeowners.
Learn the basics of home maintenance. Discover ways to assess a problem, how to determine whether you have the skills to fix it, and which tools to use for particular tasks. Create a seasonal checklists, safety issues, plumbing, electrical, basic caulking techniques, appliances and basic maintenance. You've invested in a home, now live in it stress free for years to come.
Course Objectives
  1. This course will help future homeowners understand how to inspect, purchase, maintain, and live safely in a residential home or apartment.
    • Through classroom, and laboratory work, students will learn the basic systems of residential homes and how to maintain them.
    • Students will experience simple repair and maintenance projects in plumbing, electrical, and heating systems.
    • This course will help students gain the confidence needed to enjoy homeownership and home improvement projects
Outline of Instruction
  1. 1. Basic Home Construction
    • What’s under the paint?
    • Squeaks and leaks…What can I do myself?
    • Materials and Methods of construction
    2. Basic Plumbing
    • Water supply
    • Drainage, waste and vent
    • Toilets and sinks
    • Drainage problems
    • Plumbing maintenance
    3. Basic Electrical
    • What’s a shock?
    • Power supply
    • Electrical circuits
    • Electrical maintenance
    • Weatherization and energy conservation
    • Utility bills
    4. Interior Repairs
    • Sheetrock
    • Painting
    5. Exterior Repairs
    • Roofs and sidings
    • Patios and decks
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Textbook - The Complete Fix- it-Yourself Manual by Readers Digest( Hardcover 2009 and up)
Student Supplies - Safety Glasses, Tape Measure, Pilers, Lineman Pilers, Razor Knife, Philip Head and Flat Screwdriver, and Multimeter
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
New and existing homeowners.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Pamela Little