Course Code: GES721
Lesson 1 – Organization of the Construction Industry
Lesson 2 – Working in the Industry
Lesson 1 – Whole Numbers
Lesson 2 – Decimals
Lesson 3 – Fractions
Lesson 1 – Linear Measure
Lesson 2 – Percent (Percentage)
Lesson 3 – Area and Volume
Lesson 4 – Right Angles
Lesson 5 – Combined Operations
Lesson 1 – Views
Lesson 2 – Scales
Lesson 3 – Alphabet of Lines
Lesson 4 – Use of Symbols
Lesson 5 – Plan Views
Lesson 6 – Elevations
Lesson 7 – Sections and Details
Lesson 1 – Jobsite Safety
Lesson 2 – Equipment and Tool Safety
Lesson 1 – Hand and Power Tools
Lesson 2 – Wood Products and Fasteners
Lesson 3 – Rigging
Lesson 1 – Framing Floors
Lesson 2 – Framing Walls and Ceilings
Lesson 3 – Installing Windows and Doors
Workshop Assessment #1
Lesson 1 – Framing Roofs
Lesson 2 – Installing Moisture Protection Roofing Materials
Workshop Assessment #2
Lesson 1 – Interior Finishes
Lesson 2 – Framing and Finish Stairs
Lesson 3 – Installing Cabinets and Countertops
Workshop Assessment #3
Greg Walker attended Harding University and has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. He has held positions including owner, general manager, and contractor. He has extensive experience in custom homes, architectural design, and light commercial buildings. Currently, he and his wife enjoy running their own company, renovating and restoring homes.
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.
The following books are included in your tuition:
This course can be taken on a PC or a Mac. The latest version of Internet Explorer or Firefox is recommended. Windows XP or newer, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, and the latest version of QuickTime are all recommended.
Over the course of carpenter classes with ed2go, you’ll learn all the skills you need to get an entry-level position in the construction industry. Here is what you will learn in detail:
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer, in addition to the Photoshop CS5 software.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-(855) 534-3690. We will answer your questions promptly.
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
You will build three simple projects and submit photos (and possibly receipts) to show that you obtained the necessary materials and completed the projects correctly. You will not need to purchase tools or other supplies if you already have them.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
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 need Adobe Flash (download here) and Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here). In addition, you will need the latest version of QuickTime and you will need to have Photoshop CS5 installed on your computer.
The following books are included in your tuition:
Carpentry licensing, as with most construction-related jobs, varies by state. Some states require none, and others may require work experience. You’ll need to check your state’s licensing requirements.