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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES721
Hours: 80
Fees: $1695.00 USD


The following books are included in your tuition:

  • Residential Construction Academy
  • Basic Principles for Construction
  • Workbook/Lab Manual for Basic Principles for Construction
  • 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations
  • Understanding Construction Drawings
  • Carpentry (Residential Construction Academy)
  • RCA Carpentry Workbook

This course can be taken on a PC or a Mac. You will need Internet Explorer (versions 5.5 through 8) or Firefox (any version). You will need to use Windows Vista or XP. You will also need Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader. In addition, you will need the latest version of QuickTime.

Hardware Requirements

For Windows Vista or Windows 7: 

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor
  • 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology

For Windows XP users:

  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor
  • 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1.8 GB free disk space for installation
  • 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater
  • Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card


You will not need any carpentry experience to participate in this program. You will need to own or purchase some basic tools, lumber, and nails for the workshop assessments.



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