Construction Essentials

Do you love working with your hands? Do you want to help construct the buildings and infrastructure necessary to keep our cities running? Get started in the construction industry today! 

With the Emily Griffith Construction Essentials program, you’ll gain the foundational skills necessary for entry-level jobs in construction. You’ll get experience and training in three essential construction areas: carpentry, electrical and plumbing. 

You’ll get hands-on practice working with power tools, material handling, construction drawings and more. Plus, you’ll be prepared for two industry recognized certifications, OSHA 10 and Backflow Prevention Certification. 

Convenient classes: We offer both afternoon and evening classes to fit into your schedule.

High-demand career: Construction jobs are in high demand. 

Want more information? Get the Construction Essentials Program Flyer and the Construction Essentials Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Construction Essentials Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Construction Essentials program use their certificate to work in jobs such as the following:

  • General Construction Labor
  • Residential/Commercial Construction
  • Construction Remodeling
  • Carpentry
  • Service Plumber
  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Entry-level Electrical/Mechanical Technician
Skilled Trades
$5,409
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
8/24/2020
Next Start Date
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Course Information

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
CAR 101 Basic Safety 1
CAR 102 Hand and Power Tools 1
CAR 103 Carpentry Basics 4
CON 157 NCCER Core 5
MAT 102 Skilled Trades/Industrial Math 2
OSH 117 10HR OSHA Voluntary Compliance 1
CAR 101 Basic Safety

An overview of safety concerns and procedures in the construction field.

Start Date: 10/20/2020
CAR 101 Basic Safety

An overview of safety concerns and procedures in the construction field.

Start Date: 10/20/2020
CAR 102 Hand and Power Tools

Focuses on basic hand and power tools including stationary tools. Emphasizes a hands-on approach to proper and safe use of these tools as it applies to the construction envirorment and is taught in conjunction with a lab or framing class.

Start Date: 10/29/2020
CAR 102 Hand and Power Tools

Focuses on basic hand and power tools including stationary tools. Emphasizes a hands-on approach to proper and safe use of these tools as it applies to the construction envirorment and is taught in conjunction with a lab or framing class.

Start Date: 10/29/2020
CAR 103 Carpentry Basics

Provides a basic introduction to construction work for all crafts, safety concerns and procedures, and the safety and use of hand and power tools. This course specifically applies to construction work.

Start Date: 11/10/2020
CAR 103 Carpentry Basics

Provides a basic introduction to construction work for all crafts, safety concerns and procedures, and the safety and use of hand and power tools. This course specifically applies to construction work.

Start Date: 11/10/2020
CON 157 NCCER Core

Introduces the fundamentals for all construction trades to include basic construction site safety, introduction to construction math, introduction to power tools, introduction to construction drawings, basic communication skills, basic employability skills, and introduction to material handling. This course is designed as an entry level course for any of the building trades program specialties.

Start Date: 08/24/2020
CON 157 NCCER Core

Introduces the fundamentals for all construction trades to include basic construction site safety, introduction to construction math, introduction to power tools, introduction to construction drawings, basic communication skills, basic employability skills, and introduction to material handling. This course is designed as an entry level course for any of the building trades program specialties.

Start Date: 08/24/2020
MAT 102 Skilled Trades/Industrial Math

Provides a review of general mathematics, introductory algebra, systems of measurements, and methods of solving problems related to skilled trades and general industrial repair. It is designed for students in the repair industry. Topics may include algebra, geometry, graphs, measurement, and conversion between various systems of measurement.

Start Date: 10/05/2020
MAT 102 Skilled Trades/Industrial Math

Provides a review of general mathematics, introductory algebra, systems of measurements, and methods of solving problems related to skilled trades and general industrial repair. It is designed for students in the repair industry. Topics may include algebra, geometry, graphs, measurement, and conversion between various systems of measurement.

Start Date: 10/05/2020
OSH 117 10HR OSHA Voluntary Compliance

Provides a 10-Hour OSHA certification course for general industry and participants will review the current OSHA standards contained in 29 CFR 1910. Participants that complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The course is taught by instructors certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Start Date: 09/28/2020
OSH 117 10HR OSHA Voluntary Compliance

Provides a 10-Hour OSHA certification course for general industry and participants will review the current OSHA standards contained in 29 CFR 1910. Participants that complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The course is taught by instructors certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Start Date: 09/28/2020
EMILY’S STORIES


Her advice for other students is to "never stop thinking big! You are never too young or too old to follow your dreams!"

Irma is from Juarez, Mexico. She came to the U.S. when she was 5 years old and has lived in the U.S. for 60 years and in Denver for 30 years. 

She works as a Street Supervisor for RTD, where she writes memos about accidents and incidents reports.  She chose to study at Emily Griffith because she wanted to improve her written English. She would like to move into a lead supervisor position but she needs to be able to communicate at a higher level so that others can easily understand what she writes. 

To help her achieve her goal of becoming a lead street supervisor for RTD, Irma has taken classes that RTD offers, as well as English classes, and is learning computer skills. Her dream is to get a bachelor’s degree in management. 

Her advice for other students is to “never stop thinking big! You are never too young or too old to follow your dreams!”

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