Location(s) of Program: Forrest County Campus
Brief Description of Program: The Commercial and Residential Construction program is a 9-month program designed to prepare individuals for employment opportunities in commercial and residential building general maintenance and repairs. Content of the program includes federal, state, and local codes. In addition, basic maintenance of heating and cooling systems, electrical, plumbing, welding, and basic carpentry skills and fundamental craftwork are discussed.
Essential Requirements of a person in this career field: Basic requirements for entering Commercial and Residential Construction industry include: Good work ethic, time management skills, highly motivated to succeed, desire to produce quality results, and willing to serving in a drug-free environment.
Possible Careers in this Program: After completing the Commercial and Residential Construction Technology program the students will have the skills to work for general contractors and for school, hospital, hotel, and apartment maintenance departments.
What a student can expect from a career in this field: Students will learn the basics of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. Students will be eligible to find employment maintaining existing structures and assist contractors with the new construction.
Possible earnings of jobs in these career field: There is expected to be a 6.25% increase in commercial and residential construction occupational demand at the regional level and the state level and 8.46% increase at the national level. Median annual income for this occupation is $36, 003.57 at the state level.