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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 course prepares individuals for an entry level general maintenance position responsible for basic troubleshooting of electrically powered equipment. Topics include static electricity, Ohm's law, DC circuits, magnetism, alternating and direct currents, indicators, transformers, capacitors, and electronic components. Upon completion, students will have a basic understanding of electrical circuits and electronic logic.

Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 520

Instructor: Chris Roten

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

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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: 6:00 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 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

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This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Plumbing Level I code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting residential and small commercial plumbing installations in construction up to 20,000 square feet. 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 I 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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The code enforcement Law and Administration course is an overview of NC's building regulation system and is designed for the education and training of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fire prevention code enforcement officials. Topics include the structure of federal, state and local governments, the history of the NC State Building Code, relevant General Statutes, and the enforcement responsibilities of local inspection departments. Course standards are set by the Code Officials Qualification Board and administered by the Engineering and Codes Division of the NC Department of Insurance/Office of State Fire Marshal. Successful completion of this course along with others specified by the Qualification Board qualifies participants to take state inspector certification exams.

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

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1508

Instructor: Charles Graham

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 III code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting electrical 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 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 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

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This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Plumbing Level II code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting plumbing installations in all types of construction up to 60,000 square feet and is built upon the information presented in the Plumbing Level I Standard Inspection Course. 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 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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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.