Blinn, TEEX accepting students for new carpentry and plumbing programs

Blinn College and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) are currently accepting registration for new carpentry and plumbing programs that will take place on the RELLIS campus of the Texas A&M University System.

The first leg of the course begins on Monday June 5th and registration is open at the Blinn Post Office Campus at 301 Post Office Street in Bryan.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, national demand for plumbers is expected to increase by 12 percent between 2014 and 2024. Are you a potential student looking for more information? Contact the Technical and Community Programs Director, Ken Dupre, at [email protected] or 979-209-7560, or contact the Technical and Community Programs Specialist, Deloris Conley, at Deloris.conley @ blinn.edu or 979-209-7205.generating 49,100 additional jobs with an average salary of $ 50,620 per year. Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley expects local growth of 17 percent over the same period with hourly wages between $ 12.17 and $ 21.27.

National demand for carpenters is expected to grow 6 percent between 2014 and 2024, creating 60,400 jobs nationwide with an average salary of $ 42,090 per year. Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley expects local growth of 14.5 percent over the same period with hourly wages between $ 11.65 and $ 18.

Blinn’s plumbing and carpentry programs are based on the NCCER curriculum. This nationally recognized curriculum was developed in collaboration with more than 125 builders, representatives of trade associations and academic executives. Students who take these courses receive the OSHA’s 10-hour construction certificate. the NCCER Core Construction Certificate; the NCCER Level I Certificate for Plumbing; and the Graduation Certificate from Blinn College.

The carpentry program includes 155 contact hours for qualification and evaluation of building materials, fasteners and adhesives. Hand tools and power tools; Construction drawings, specifications and layout; Floor systems; Wall systems; Ceiling and roof frames; Building envelope systems; and basic stair arrangement.

The program also includes a 10-hour OSHA construction training course on how to identify, avoid, reduce and prevent safety and health risks in the workplace, as well as 75 hours of qualification and assessment in basic safety, construction math, hand tools, power tools and construction drawings, basic rigging, Communication skills, employability and material handling. Students who successfully complete the program will receive the NCCER Carpentry Level I certificate. Your ratings will be entered as Carpentry Level I Completer in the NCCER National Registry.

The plumbing program includes 145 contact hours for qualification training and assessments for introductory plumbing installations. Plumbing tools; Plumbing math; Plumbing drawings; Plastic pipes and fittings; Copper pipe and fittings; Cast iron pipes and fittings; Steel pipes and fittings; Fittings; Drainage, waste and ventilation systems; and water distribution systems.

The program also includes a 10-hour OSHA construction training course on how to identify, avoid, reduce and prevent safety and health risks in the workplace, as well as 75 hours of qualification and assessment in basic safety, construction math, hand tools, power tools and construction drawings, basic rigging, Communication skills, employability and material handling. Students who successfully complete the program will receive the NCCER Plumbing Level I certificate, and their assessments will be entered in the NCCER National Registry as a Plumbing Level I degree.

Blinn’s 19-week plumbing and 20-week carpentry program includes eight contact hours per week. Students do not need any prior knowledge to be successful in the course.

Both programs begin with a core course offered June 5-22. Once the core course is completed, the student can enroll in the plumbing or carpentry course.

Students aged 18 or older who are allowed to work in the US and are registered with the Selective Service (if male) are eligible for a scholarship that reduces the cost of the core course to $ 285 and the carpentry course to $ 690. and the plumbing rate at $ 615. For more information, please contact Technical and Community Programs Director Ken Dupre at [email protected] or 979-209-7560, or Technical and Community Programs Specialist Deloris Conley at [email protected] .edu or 979-209- 7205.

For more information on Blinn’s technical and community education programs, visit www.blinn.edu/workforce.

About Blinn College

With an enrollment of 19,422 students, Blinn ranks among the leading countries in the country when it comes to transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable education. More information is available at www.blinn.edu.

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