Residential Construction Program: Part 1

Residential Construction photo - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College


Demand for workers with residential building skills in the Seattle area is enormous, and these jobs are both rewarding and well-paying. This new micropathway through Seattle Colleges offers two options for students – one for those who are brand new to the construction industry with no prior knowledge or experience, and another option for those who currently work or have formerly worked in the construction field but seek formal training to take their career to the next level.

With either option, you'll learn and refine foundational construction skills, gain exposure and experience with tools and materials, and expand carpentry skills as well as interior and exterior finishing skills.

You can READ MORE on the Seattle Colleges website, and return to this page to register.


Class Details

This program will be in-person at the beautiful Wood Technology Center located at: 2310 S. Lane St, Seattle, WA 98144. The sessions on Wednesday are held in a classroom, and the sessions on Saturday are held at the Core Shop. Wednesday: 6-9 pm. Saturday: 9am-12pm. The schedule: 

  • Week One - Sept. 29 - Introduction
  • Week Two - Oct. 6 - Hand Tools
  • Week Three - Oct. 13 - Hand Power Tools, Part 1 (plus Saturday, Oct. 16, session)
  • Week Four - Oct. 20 - Hand Power Tools, Part 2
  • Week Five - Oct. 27 - Stationary Power Tools (plus Saturday, Oct. 30, session)
  • Week Six - Nov. 10 - Wood and Wood Products (plus Saturday, Nov. 13, session)
  • Week Seven - Nov. 17 - Fasteners
  • Week Eight - Dec. 1 - Jobsite Safety and Construction Aids, Part 1
  • Week Nine - Dec. 8 - Jobsite Safety and Construction Aids, Part 2
  • Week Ten - Dec. 15 - Review

Seattle Central Requires COVID-19 Vaccines and Masks for Students & Staff 

Seattle Colleges will be a fully vaccinated higher education institution in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent COVID-19 Proclamations. The decision comes after consultation with the board of trustees, health and safety officials, and labor partners. 

Full vaccinations are required for students, staff, and faculty coming to campus this fall, with exemptions for medical or religious reasons. This allows the colleges to reopen and return to in-person teaching and learning, to the fullest extent possible, while safeguarding against transmission of COVID-19 and its variants. Students must report vaccination status by Nov. 1; we will update Continuing Education students about the process for that soon. 

In accordance with Washington State guidelines for the college, everyone attending in-person classes is also required to wear a face mask inside buildings, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

In addition, everyone who comes to an in-person class (Capitol Hill, Wood Technology Center, Seattle Maritime Academy and Georgetown) will be required to complete a daily health screening questionnaire each day that you visit. Please take time to review the COVID Procedures:


Fall 2021

  • 13 Wednesdays ; Sep 29 to Dec 15 ; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location : SCWTC; Room SC - WTC -CORE Shop -WTC0105
  • Fee : $1495
  • Class ID : 38782 ; SKU : 30070