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Skilled Trades Course Schedule

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
161199Building Construction Blueprint Reading2/12-4/17M,W6p-9p$130.55CIT 134
161832Advanced Residential Wiring3/5-5/2T,Th6p-10p$185.55VEW 161
162526National Electric Code (Calculations)3/5-5/2T,Th6p-9p$130.55VEW 175
161824GMAW (MIG) Plate Welding3/16-5/11Sa8a-4:30p$185.55MW 103
161456GTAW (TIG) Plate Welding3/16-5/11Sa8a-4:30p$185.55MW 103
161532Modern Semi-Automatic Handgun Repair, Tips & Tuning3/18-4/17M,W6p-9p$145.55CIT 128
161528Metallic Cartridge Reloading I4/22-5/15M,W6p-9p$185.55CIT 128
16119116-Hour Electrical Renewal5/3-5/4F,Sa8a-5p$75Ayden VT
Summer 2024
164323Introduction to Bricklaying (Masonry)6/1-7/13Sa8a-4:30p$130.55CIT 133
163750CFC Refrigerant Certification6/8
7/20
Sa
Sa
4:30p-5:30p
8a-12p
$75KVW 105A
KVW 105A
163865Cabinet Making Fundamentals I5/21-6/13T,Th5p-8p$75.55CIT 128
163911Cabinet Making Fundamentals II & III6/18-7/18T,Th5p-8p$75.55CIT 128
16119116-Hour Electrical Renewal5/3-5/4F,Sa8a-5p$75Ayden VT
164493Intro to Residential Wiring I5/21-7/17T,W6p-10p$185.55VEW 161
163864HVAC Preventative Maintenance 5/25-7/13Sa8a-4:30p$130.55KVW 103
163749GTAW (TIG) Plate Welding6/1-7/27Sa8a-4:30p$185.55MW 101
164328GMAW (MIG) Plate Welding6/4-8/1T,Th5p-10p$185.55MW 102
164329Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STK)6/4-8/1T,Th5p-10p$185.55MW 101
164749Plumbing Fundamentals6/1-7/13Sa8a-4:30p$130.55KVW 101
164774Machining Fundamentals I5/25-6/29Sa8a-4:30p$130.55ABW 112
163949Metallic Cartridge Reloading II8/26-9/25M,W6p-9p$185.55CIT 128

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For information about any of our trades classes, contact Gail Nichols at gpnichols316@my.pittcc.edu. Learn more about Skilled Trades here

Pitt Community College will offer the American Welding Society Certification testing this spring. This program tests welders to procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal, and chemical refinery welding industries. If interested please contact Charles Newkirk at cenewkirk711@my.pittcc.edu or Gail Nichols at gpnichols316@my.pittcc.edu.

Course Descriptions

16-Hr Electrical License Renewal

This course provides the 8 or 16 hours of continuing education required by the North Carolina Electrical Board to maintain a current electrical license. Instructor: Ray Hardee. Cost: $75

Basic Framing & Carpentry I

Come learn the basics of Framing and Carpentry. You will learn how to use the basic carpenter hand tools and power tools in a safe practice with an overview of the building construction trade. Improve your knowledge of construction with hands-on experience as we build a variety of projects. Instructor: Steve Jordan. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Blueprint Reading for Welding

The Blueprint course covers the welding symbols and the elements of the welding symbols. It will cover different welding processes. This course will also cover visualization of objects and shapes, reading the blueprint for finding size and location dimensions, symbols, mathematics notes and related welding and assembly information shown on the print. It develops the student’s understanding of how to read welding blueprints and develops the range of thinking required to assemble simple components and assemblies from welding prints. Instructor: William Fillmore. 32 hours. Cost: $130.55.

Building Construction Blueprint Reading

This course covers the interpretation of Residential plans and specifications that are associated with design and construction projects. Topics include interpretation of documents for foundations, floor plans, elevations, and related topics.   Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret Residential construction prints and documents. Instructor: Charles Payne. 48 Hours $130.55

CFC Refrigerant Certification

This course covers the requirements for the EPA certification examinations. Topics include small appliances, high pressure systems, and low pressure systems, and low pressure systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and be prepared for the EPA certification examinations. EXAM carries an additional fee. Instructor: John Mulder. 10 hours. Cost: $75

Cabinet Making Fundamentals I

This course is to be an entry level Cabinet making class to help students gain a general knowledge of the processes and tools necessary for woodworking and construction. Things discussed in class will include safety, tool setup, tool operation, wood description and assembly processes. Students will become familiar with shop tools such as table saw, radial saw and band saw among others. Students will then use these tools to complete a small woodworking project in the shop. Instructor: Lee Warren. 24 hours. Cost: $75.55

Cabinet Making Fundamentals  II & III

This course builds upon the entry level cabinet making classes to help students gain more knowledge of the processes and tools necessary for woodworking and construction. Things discussed in class will include safety, tool setup, tool operation, wood description and assembly processes. Students will become familiar with shop tools such as table saw, radial saw and band saw among others. Students will then use these tools to complete a 24” cabinet with a door and drawer in the shop. Instructor: Lee Warren. 24 hours. Cost: $75.55

Advanced Cabinet Making

This course is designed to help you to build upon the skills that you have already learned in the previous classes, Carp I, II, III. This Class is to allow you to build a project of your choosing. We will discuss estimating, wood choices, and the best way to layout and build your project. It is best that you choose projects that can be completed within the time restraints of the class. The instructor will provide tools and guidance. All design and materials to complete your project are the responsibility of the student. Please bring a picture or design drawing the first night of class. Instructor: Lee Warren. Pre: Need to have taken Cabinet 1 and Cabinet 2. 24 hours. Cost: $75.55

GMAW (MIG) Plate Welding

This course introduces gas metal arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup, fillet, and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel in the flat, horizontal, vertical, overhead positions. Instructor: Persephanie Brown. 60 hours. Cost: $185.55.

GMAW (MIG) Plate Welding with Welding Blueprint Reading

You will be introduced to the gas metal arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup, fillet, and groove welds with emphases on application of GMAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, you should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical, overhead and flat groove. The blueprint portion teaches you the welding symbols and their application. We will cover visualization of objects and shapes, reading the blueprint for finding size and location dimensions, symbols, mathematics notes and related welding and assembly information shown on the print. This course serves as a prerequisite for taking the AWS D1.1 Certification (This test carries an additional charge). Instructor: William Filmore. 96 hours. Cost: $185.55.

GTAW (TIG) Plate Welding

You will be introduced to the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Emphasis will be placed on advancing skills with the GTAW process, making groove welds on carbon steel plate and pipe in various positions. Upon completion, you should be able to perform groove welds with prescribed electrodes on various joint geometry. Instructor: Charles Newkirk. 64 hours. Cost: $185.55.

HVAC Duct Systems 1

This course introduces the techniques used to lay out and fabricate ductwork commonly found in HVAC systems. Emphasis is placed on the skills required to fabricate ductwork. Upon completion, students should be able to lay out and fabricate simple ductwork. Instructor: Sam Ristow. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

HVAC Preventative Maintenance

This class will provide education on refrigeration concepts. The class will also provide hands-on training in basic diagnostics and preventative maintenance for residential HVAC systems. Students will need to wear closed toe boots and long pants. Also required are safety glasses and mechanic gloves. Instructor: John Mulder. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Intro to AutoCad

The introduction course to AutoCAD software is designed for a students who have limited use of AutoCAD and need a refresher course on the updated software.  Course will feature hands on instruction to develop skills in drawing, layout, dimensioning, and insertion of symbols.  Topics include: Introduction to AutoCAD, Sketching, Working with Drawing Aids, Editing Sketched Objects-I, Basic Dimensioning, Geometric Dimensioning, and Tolerancing, Dimension Styles, Multileader Styles, and System Variables, Hatching Drawings, Model Space Viewports, Paper Space Viewports, and Layouts, Plotting Drawings, Template Drawings, and Working with Blocks. Instructor: Patrick Jacques. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Intro to Residential Wiring I

This 8- week course provides students an opportunity to explore the electrical trade’s industry. Students will learn concepts related to safety, blueprint reading and basic electrical installation. The students will navigate the NEC (National Electrical Code) and electrical blueprints to ensure their electrical installations meets local and Nation standards while maintaining safe work practices. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to safely and properly install basic electrical components to the standards of the electrical industry. Instructor: Ernest Cornelius 64 hours. Cost: $185.55

Advanced Residential Wiring

This 8- week course provides students an opportunity to elaborate on concepts learned in the Intro to Residential Wiring course. In this course, students will broaden their knowledge on concepts related to complete job site safety and complex residential installations. The students will navigate the NEC (National Electrical Code) in depth to ensure they completely understand residential electrical installations. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to safely and properly install advanced electrical components to the standards of the electrical industry. Instructor: Keith Horne  64 hours. Cost: $185.55

Introduction to Bricklaying (Masonry)

This course covers the fundamental techniques and practice in the concepts of building brick walls, steps, corners, chimneys, and other brick structures. Emphasis is placed on the correct use of the mason’s trowel, level, plumb line and tape measure. Job safety and safe work habits will be covered also. Upon successful completion of this course, a student may sit for the NCCER Testing Certification. Instructor: Rodney Harris. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55 

Lead Renovation Repair & Painting Certification

Become certified in lead-safe practices! You will be able to renovate, repair or paint a pre-1978 dwelling. Instructor: Ray Hardee. 8 hours. Cost: $195

Machining Fundamentals I

Machining is a skilled trade that uses machine tools to create parts, typically from metal, that can be used in different applications. Machining is required in the manufacturing and repair of automobiles, tools, medical and industrial equipment and gunsmithing. The specialized tools used in the process include the machine lathe, for turning cylindrical types of shapes, and the vertical mill, for machining flat and angled components of a part. Students will learn machine safety, measuring tools, blueprint reading, and the use of the machine lathe, band saw, milling machine, bench grinder and layout instruments. Students will make a brass hammer, punches used to remove pins and other useful tools. The techniques learned in making these tools will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in machining or can be applied to other skilled trades, such as automotive repair and gunsmithing. Instructor: Jorge Gonzalez 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Machining Fundamentals II

The purpose of this course is to present an introduction to machining principles and techniques to individuals who want to learn machining. This course will introduce the students to general machine shop safety, measurement tools and techniques and use of the drill press and vertical mill. Instructor: Jorge Gonzalez. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Metal Welding Cutting Process

This course introduces oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems. Topics include safety, proper equipment setup, and operation of oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting equipment with emphases on straight line, curve and bevel cutting on plate steel and pipe. Carbon Arc gouging and cutting, horizontal bandsaw, portal bandsaw, shears, etc. Upon completion, students should be able to oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cut metals of varying thickness. This course serves as a pre-requisite for taking the AWS D1.1 Certification. (This test carries an additional charge). Instructor: Ben Wilson.  72 hours. Cost: $185.55

National Electric Code

This online course covers the use of the current National Electrical Code. Topics include the NEC history, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, materials, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the NEC. Instructor: Keith HorneStudents are required to purchase the 2017 Code Book ISBN: 9781455912773 and Tom Henry’s 2020 Calculations Book ISBN: 9781733462136.  48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Metallic Cartridge Reloading I

This class will cover how to reload pistol and rifle ammunition. Students will learn the process of ammunition reloading using the tooling in the shop. Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $185.55

Metallic Cartridge Reload II

This class will cover advanced reloading techniques used in long range and bench rest shooting for maximum accuracy, case forming for wildcat or obsolete cartridges, bullet casting, proper sizing and lubrication of cast lead bullets and
reloading die modifications needed for best performance. Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $185.55

Modern Semi-Automatic Handgun Repair, Tips & Tuning

Students will cover the most popular models of modern handguns such as those made by Glock, Sig Sauer, Heckler & Koch, Beretta, Smith & Wesson, Colt 1911 and their clones. The class will consist of disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, tuning of actions (aka “trigger jobs”), accuracy considerations, switching of sights and other modifications. Safety measures, ammunition considerations, as well as problem diagnosis will be covered. Students will be required to bring their own unloaded firearm. All students MUST be 18 and over to take this course. Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $145.55

National Electric Code (Introduction)

This course covers the basic use of the current National Electrical Code. Topics include the NEC history, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, materials, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the NEC. Students are required to purchase the 2023 Code Book, ISBN: 9781455929368. Instructor: Joe Strickland. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

National Electric Code (Calculations)

This course covers branch circuits, feeder and service calculations. Emphasis is placed on sections of the National Electrical Code related to calculations. This course is considered preparatory for students considering taking the NEC exam for licensing. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate code sections to size wire, conduits, motors starters and overcurrent devices. Students are required to purchase the 2023 Code Book, ISBN:9781455929368. Instructor: Jeff Hudson. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Revolver Tips-Double Action, Tuning & Repair

Students will cover the most popular models of double action revolvers such as Smith & Wesson, Colt, Ruger revolvers and their clones. The class will consist of disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, tuning of actions (aka “trigger jobs”), accuracy considerations and modifications. Safety measures, ammunition considerations, as well as problem diagnosis will be covered. Students are required to bring their own unloaded firearm. All students MUST be 18 and over to take this course. Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $145

Rifle Maintenance & Tuning

Students will learn how to properly field strip, clean, lube and maintain their own rifle/s. Students will learn about accuracy issues, how to properly clean barrels to remove lead and /or copper fouling check barrel crown and head space, identify any bedding or mechanical issues, learn how to properly mount a telescope and/or red dot sight. All types of rifles taught: bolt action, semi-automatic, lever, pump and single shot. Get your favorite hunting rifle tuned up!  Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. $145.55

1911 Pistol, Accurizing and Tuning

Students will cover the most popular models of 1911 and 1911-A1 pistols such as Colt, Baer, Wilson Combat, Kimber, Springfield Armory, Taurus and their clones. The class will consist of disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, tuning of actions (aka “trigger jobs”), barrel throating, accuracy considerations barrel bushing fitting, safety installation, general modifications and necessary repairs. Safety measures, magazine selection/maintenance, ammunition considerations, holster selections, as well as problem diagnosis will also be covered. All students MUST be 21 and over to take this course. (Though not required, students may find the book “The Colt 45 Automatic-A-shop Manual, Volume I”, by Jerry Kuhnhausen very helpful in learning the 1911 pistol.) Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $145.55

AR15/AR10/SR25 Rifle & Carbine: Build, Accurizing and Tuning

Students will cover the most popular models of the AR15 and their clones. The class will consist of disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, tuning of actions for better function, accuracy considerations, general modifications and necessary repairs. Students will be able to build a complete rifle in class with parts they bring, and/or rebuild and tune their own rifles that they already have. Safety measures, magazine selection/maintenance, ammunition considerations, sling selection, sight selection as well as problem diagnosis will be covered. Instructor: Jim Marsal. (Students should consult with instructor prior to class in order to obtain parts needed for their projects. Marsal2424@hotmail.com) 24 hours. Cost: $145.55

Vintage US Military Rifles: Cleaning, Repair, Tips and Tuning

Students will cover maintenance and tuning of the M14/M1A/M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, 1903 Springfield rifles and their clones. The class will consist of disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, tuning for better function, accuracy considerations, general modifications and necessary repairs of these vintage rifles. Students will be able to go through their rifle/s in class and tune them for optimum function. Safety measures, magazine selection/maintenance, ammunition considerations, sling selection, sight selection, proper lubrication, as well as problem diagnosis will also be covered. Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $145.55

Plumbing Fundamentals

Students will learn the basic fundamentals of plumbing. We will cover tape measure reading and plumbing materials and tools; plumbing safety; pipe and tubing, copper fittings, PVC materials and uses; soldering practices; valves and applications. We will learn the basic installation and repair of plumbing fixtures. Instructor: Austin Lilley. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STK)

Learn more about the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, you will be able to perform SMAW fillet welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes. Offered in English and Spanish. This course serves as a prerequisite for taking the AWS D1.1 Certification. (This test carries an additional charge.) Instructor: William Filmore. 64 hours. Cost: $185.55.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STK) and Blueprint Reading for Welding

Learn more about the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, you will be able to perform SMAW fillet welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes. This course also introduces the basic principles of print reading. Topics include line types, orthographic projections, dimensioning methods, notes, welding symbols, and joints. Upon completion, you should be able to interpret basic prints and visualize the features of a part or system. Offered in English and Spanish. This course serves as a prerequisite for taking the AWS D1.1 Certification. (This test carries an additional charge.) Instructor: William Filmore. 96 hours. Cost: $185.55.

Shotgun Tips, Tuning and Repair

Students will cover maintenance and tuning of most common shotguns for field, target and self-defense use. The class will consist of disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, tuning for better function, accuracy/pattern density considerations and general modifications. Students will be able to go through their own shotguns in class. Safety measures, magazine maintenance, ammunition considerations, choke selection for ammunition and use, sight selection, proper lubrication as well as problem diagnosis will also be covered. Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $145.55.