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The Architecture and Construction cluster includes careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment. Opportunities in this cluster include working on new structures, restorations, additions, alterations, and repairs.

Upcoming Workforce Development and Community Education Courses

This program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to become employed as a heating and air conditioning technician. Course topics focus on operating principles of heating and cooling systems with emphasis on safety, theory and principles of refrigeration, types of heating/cooling systems, Ohm's law, load calculation, troubleshooting using the various types of test equipment, servicing, repairing and installing components/entire systems and employment of customer service techniques.

Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Daniel Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1025

Instructor: Ronnie Triplett

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

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This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Mechanical Level II code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting mechanical installations in all types of construction up to 60,000 square feet and is built upon the information presented in the Mechanical Level I Standard Inspection Course. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the Mechanical Code and the Fuel Gas Code of the NC State Building Code and will be able to apply the Code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion of this course and the Law and Administration course in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Mechanical Level II state examination for inspector certification.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1507

Instructor: Gary Hayes

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

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This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of computer-aided design and drafting. Students will learn operating procedures, use of menus and terminology. A basic understanding of computer operations and familiarity with drafting concepts are recommended. Upon completion, students will be prepared for employment using computer-aided drafting techniques.

Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Daniel Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1023

Instructor: Lewis Blackburn

Comments: Jeff Shore wjshore321@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6206

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This course provides instruction on the principles and practices of welding. Emphasis is on the blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing. Course content will be specific to a particular welding process such as SMAW (stick), GMAW (MIG), and GTAW (TIG). Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to sit for various industry-specific certifications.

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Daniel Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1001

Instructor: Tyson Summers

Comments: Jeff Shore wjshore321@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6206

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This course will prepare individuals with backgrounds in construction to advance to supervisory or management positions. Such positions may include project manager, superintendent, estimator, foreman and inspector. Course work includes safety, planning, scheduling, estimating, blueprint reading, supervision, and building codes. An overview of the trades involved in construction will be presented. Upon completion of the course, students will be qualified to manage construction projects.

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Daniel Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1007

Instructor: John Welborn

Comments: Jeff Shore wjshore321@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6206

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This program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to become employed as a heating and air conditioning technician. Course topics focus on operating principles of heating and cooling systems with emphasis on safety, theory and principles of refrigeration, types of heating/cooling systems, Ohm's law, load calculation, troubleshooting using the various types of test equipment, servicing, repairing and installing components/entire systems and employment of customer service techniques.

Time: 7:40 AM - 9:55 AM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Daniel Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1025

Instructor: Ronnie Triplett

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

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This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Plumbing Level III code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting plumbing installations in all types of construction of unlimited size and is built upon the information presented in the Mechanical Levels I and II Standard Inspection Courses. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the Plumbing Code of the NC State Building Code and will be able to apply the Code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion of this course and the Law and Administration course in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Plumbing Level III state examination for inspector certification.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1507

Instructor: Gary Hayes

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

Enroll

Visit the WDCE page for a complete list of upcoming courses. Many courses are offered online via Ed2Go.

Is there a specific course you would like to see offered? Contact cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu.