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    experience, strong skills, and portable credentials are critical in building a solid future.  whether in remodeling or new construction, the call for experienced craft professionals is growing.   expert carpenters aren't born; they are highly trained through a rigorous certification or apprenticeship process. hands-on experience, cutting edge tools, and step-by-step learning modules develop your basic talents toward mastery of a trade or preparation for a college-level construction management program.   what will my classes be like? step one is tackling those must have basics: job-site safety, the proper use of hand and power tools, and construction math. develop your carpentry skills in new construction as well as additions, renovations, and repairs on existing structures. you will have hands-on experience in framing through a variety of applications: walls and ceilings, floors, roofing, and windows and doors. related specialized skills include drywall installation and finishing; trimwork; cabinet installation; plan/blueprint reading; and site layout. projects start small and expand as your skills develop. additional skills may be added depending on the type of internal or outside projects the program tackles during the school year.   hear construction students talk about the program. instructors:  steve cervenka     an alum talks about his tcd experience.   video: half-bath project                                             finished project by drew cramer, neuqua valley                    

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