Residential building skills are handy, whether you simply want to fix up your home, or you would like to use these skills professionally. This new workshop series offers a variety of home construction topics for you to learn specific project-oriented skills; or you can take the whole series and build a foundation in residential construction. The curriculum is based on Seattle Colleges’ Residential Construction career oriented micropathway. Gain hands-on experience with tools and materials, and learn from construction professionals, at Seattle Central College’s beautiful Wood Technology Center.
No prior experience is needed. You can use these skills on personal projects, such as your own home, and enjoy the satisfaction of being capable of doing work with your own two hands. It can be a big money saver to do work yourself, instead of hiring others!
Or you might be interested in pursuing a career in construction, and these workshops will provide training. If you currently work in construction, this series can also help you refine or expand your skills. Jobs in residential construction are both rewarding and well-paying, and demand for workers with residential building skills in the Seattle area is enormous.
Materials/Textbook Needed: None
Please note that the topics listed below may be adjusted depends on the level of the class.
- Platform, balloon, and post-and-beam framing
- Floor framing members and their function in terms of constructability
- Methods to prevent destruction of wood by pests
- Estimate needed floor framing materials with the building's dimensions