Foundations, Framing and Renovations: Certificate | Technical College of the LowCountry

Foundations, Framing and Renovations: Certificate


Give your career a firm foundation.

Add the skills you need for a rewarding career in new and renovated construction.

Program Description


Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Foundations, Framing and Renovations Certificate program explores foundations and framing techniques used in residential construction. In addition, students learn more about the specific techniques used in renovating and remodeling existing residential structures.

Emphasis is placed on “green” building techniques outlined by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles, which gives you the skills you need for today and tomorrow.

And, here in the rapidly growing Lowcountry, construction jobs are always in demand. The S.C. annual mean wage for construction occupations is $38,370, according to 2015 reports from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

TCL’s 9-credit-hour certificate program can be completed in as little as one semester, or choose to take a course as it fits into your already busy schedule. Evening classes are offered. Hands-on learning is emphasized, and classes include framing, roofing, interior and exterior installations, and site layout.

It’s time to put your career on firm footing.

Accreditation & Accolades


TCL instructors are LEED certified. Emphasis is placed on “green” building techniques outlined by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles

Quick Facts


Quick Fact 1
Add or update your skills to be in more demand.
Quick Fact 2
Hands-on: learn by actually practicing the skills you’ll need on the job.
Quick Fact 3
Learn from the best: TCL instructors are LEED certified.

What People Are Saying


“At TCL, our focus green building benefits the students and the entire community.”

Tim Newsome Program Director

FAQs & Additional Information

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Important Additional Admission Requirements

None.

What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 9 credits x $170 per credit = $1,530.

Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

*Based on Fall 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.

Is this program for you?

The program is a great fit for those who:

• Have strong math skills.
• Like hands-on projects.
• Enjoy working independently and in teams.

Other Resources

Program Dean


Kenneth Flick

Division Dean/Business & Industrial Technologies

kflick@tcl.edu

Instructors


Timothy Newsome

Building Construction Instructor/Industrial Technology

tnewsome@tcl.edu

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