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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



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.