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What You'll Learn

Students spend five weeks in the classroom learning:

  • Jobsite Safety
  • Construction Math
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Construction Drawings
  • Material Handling

Students also spend seven-weeks receiving hands-on and classroom experience in ONE of the following trades:

  • Electrical Systems
  • Carpentry
  • Concrete Finishing
  • Masonry
Students learning in the construction Process Lab
* Classes will be conducted in English or Spanish
  • 80

    Hours of Classroom Instruction

  • 4

    Level 1 Hands-On Modules

  • 120

    Hours of Construction Lab Training

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Certificates

Participants who complete the required number of program hours will receive several certificates useful to apply for construction job openings.

Upon completion, participants will receive:

  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Card
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Blue Card
  • NCCER Level 1 Certifications in trade specific module
  • FIU Program Completion Certificate (Graduation)
  • Graduation gift upon completion of the 12-week program

Locations and Dates

Morning Session

September 23, 2019 - December 13, 2019

Location: FIU Engineering Center

10555 West Flagler Street

Miami, FL 33174

Time:  Monday-Friday; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Evening Sessions

September 23, 2019 - December 13, 2019

Location: English - FIU Engineering Center

10555 West Flagler Street

Miami, FL 33174

Time: Monday-Friday; 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*Spanish location TBD

Transportation to location and dinner provided to participants registered in the session.

Job Placement

After earning a Program Completion Certificate, graduates will have the necessary training to qualify them for industry internships and entry-level construction jobs. A program coordinator will help participants find internships and jobs, and there will also be a job fair for graduates.

In Florida, the average construction jobs salary, not requiring a bachelor’s degree, is $52,000.