Construction Essentials : Emily Griffith Technical College

Construction Essentials

With the Emily Griffith Construction Essentials program, you’ll gain the foundational skills necessary for entry-level jobs in construction with 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. We offer both afternoon and evening classes to fit into your schedule.

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

Graduates use their certificate to work jobs such as the following:

  • General Construction Labor
  • Residential/Commercial Construction
  • Construction Remodeling
  • Carpentry
  • Service Plumber
  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Entry-level Electrical/Mechanical Technician

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Skilled Trades
$5,592
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
9 Months
Part Time
Program length
9/27/2022
Next Start Date
3/16/23
Available Start Dates
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Course Information

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
CAR 1001 Basic Safety 1
CAR 1002 Hand & Power Tools 1
CAR 1003 Carpentry Basics 4
CON 1057 NCCER Core 5
EIC 1103 Electrical Safety Requirements 1
EIC 1200 Basics of Industrial Electricity 1.5
MAT 1100 Skilled Trades & Industrial Math 2
OSH 1300 10HR OSHA Voluntary Compliance 1
PLU 1000 Intro to Plumbing 4
PLU 1001 Piping Skills 4
PLU 2005 Backflow Prevention Cert Training 3
CAR 1001 Basic Safety

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

Start Date: 04/18/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
CAR 1001 Basic Safety

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

Start Date: 04/18/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
CAR 1002 Hand & 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: 04/27/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
CAR 1002 Hand & 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: 04/27/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
CAR 1003 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: 05/09/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
CAR 1003 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: 05/09/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
CON 1057 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: 09/27/2022
Instructor: Blake Madrid
EIC 1103 Electrical Safety Requirements

Focuses on training that is 100% practical and deals with every important aspect of OSHA¿s electrical safety-related work practices and how they apply. Teaches the safe installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. Covers the use of personal protective equipment.

Start Date: 06/22/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
EIC 1103 Electrical Safety Requirements

Focuses on training that is 100% practical and deals with every important aspect of OSHA¿s electrical safety-related work practices and how they apply. Teaches the safe installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. Covers the use of personal protective equipment.

Start Date: 06/22/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
EIC 1200 Basics of Industrial Electricity

Focuses on resistance, current, voltage and power in AC and DC circuits; measurements; computations of series and parallel circuits; circuit analysis; and troubleshooting with basic test equipment.

Start Date: 07/05/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
EIC 1200 Basics of Industrial Electricity

Focuses on resistance, current, voltage and power in AC and DC circuits; measurements; computations of series and parallel circuits; circuit analysis; and troubleshooting with basic test equipment.

Start Date: 07/05/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
MAT 1100 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: 03/23/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
MAT 1100 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: 03/23/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
OSH 1300 10HR OSHA Voluntary Compliance

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: 03/16/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
OSH 1300 10HR OSHA Voluntary Compliance

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: 03/16/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
PLU 1000 Intro to Plumbing

Introduces the student to the plumbing trade and provides the opportunity to learn basic skills needed to work in the plumbing industry. Incorporates classroom and shop activities, enabling the student to work with plastic, copper, steel and cast iron pipe. Focuses on application of common DWV, copper and threaded fittings. Includes job safety and introduction to isometric drawing.

Start Date: 11/01/2022
Instructor: Blake Madrid
PLU 1001 Piping Skills

Focuses on the installation of common piping materials in plumbing and HVAC/R systems. Covers pipe math, terminology, common piping materials and application, figuring offsets and common pipe joints. Shop projects including pipe support and hanging, center to center measurements and a variety of pipe joining methods are explored.

Start Date: 01/03/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
PLU 2005 Backflow Prevention Cert Training

Examines procedures for the development, implementation, maintenance and enforcement of back-flow prevention practices pursuant to federal and state regulation pertaining to cross-connection control. The information in this course also prepares students to take the back-flow, cross-connection test.

Start Date: 02/14/2023
Instructor: Blake Madrid
EMILY’S STORIES


Helen won a Teacher's Award from the Language Learning Center and also the Best Presentation award for EGTC's Chef's Award Recipient for her empanadas and strudel.

Helen Lee was born in China and grew up in Vietnam before moving to the United States. She came to Emily Griffith after the medical supply company she worked for here in Denver moved to Mexico. 

With the help of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, she was able to take English classes at Emily Griffith, and improve her English skills. But Helen didn’t stop there! She made a plan to pursue technical training so she could get a job of her choosing, and enrolled in the Culinary Arts program, and the Professional Baking program soon after that. 

In March, Helen completed her Culinary Arts training and she is now just a month away from finishing the Professional Baking training, too. She loves the freedom and creativity that baking brings, and enjoys working in the bakery department at Village Inn, where she started in January, because they respect her and appreciate her skills. 

Helen says she is determined to complete everything she puts her mind to, and even though learning can be hard, she will never give up! One day, Helen hopes to work in a place where she can teach others what she knows.

Helen won a Teacher’s Award from the Language Learning Center and also the Best Presentation award for EGTC’s Chef’s Award Recipient for her empanadas and strudel. Congratulations Helen! 

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