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Construction & Building Skills

Start Hands-On Training at Our Construction Trade School

Build a better future—come learn hands-on construction skills at Apex Technical School! From new construction, to remodeling and renovations, Apex’s comprehensive Construction & Building Skills program will give you the opportunity to work with tools and equipment that will prepare you for entry into this exciting field.

Upon completing this 900-hour program, you leave with the combination of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and kitchen and bath remodeling skills. Within those segments, you will learn about:

  • Window and door framing in carpentry classes
  • Conductors and circuit breakers in electrical classes
  • Drain Waste Vent (DWV) systems in plumbing classes
  • Light fixtures and counter installation in remodeling classes

Explore Our Construction Classes

What can you expect from enrolling in construction classes? At Apex, dedicated instructors teach students theory in the classroom and provide hands-on learning opportunities in the shop. Find out more about our construction classes below. If you have questions about the construction program, contact us today.

  • Carpentry Segment 1:

    In this introductory class, students will learn safe carpentry practices and use of tools and a general introduction to the construction trade.

  • Carpentry Segment 2:

    In Level 2, students will be taught about wall, ceiling and floor framing, framing and installation of windows, exterior doors and roofs, as well as introduction to equipment used.

  • Electrical Segment:

    This introductory electrical class provides students with an introduction to the National Electric Code, electrical testing equipment, electrical blueprints, and safe use of electrical tools.

  • Plumbing Segment:

    This segment is designed to give students an introduction to the plumbing profession. Safety is always stressed and also covered are plumbing history, construction math, hand tools, power tools, and plumbing drawings.

  • Kitchen and Bath Remodel Segment 1:

    In Level 1, students will learn residential wiring, insulation, wall finish, as well as electrical boxes and fittings. The student will be introduced to fixtures, faucets, and various types of valves.

  • Kitchen and Bath Remodel Segment 2:

    This Level 2 Kitchen and Bath Remodeling class is designed to give students an introduction to lighting basics and various light fixtures used to provide the most energy-efficient illumination.

Construction Program FAQs

What is a Construction & Building Skills program?

A construction school provides hands-on learning to students who wish to pursue work in the construction or building trade. Apex’s construction trade school offers classes that help prepare students for an entry-level position in the field.

What does a carpenter do?

A carpenter or builder is a vital contributor to the construction trade. Carpenters construct, repair, and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials. Many work indoors on fine details for cabinetry, walls and even furniture, while other carpenters work outdoors on the skeleton of a building or the temporary bracing for large-scale structures like bridges or sewers.
To learn more about what carpenters do or if a construction career path could be a fit for you, visit our blog.

How long does it take to complete a construction program?

At Apex Technical School, students can complete the Construction & Building Skills program in as little as 7 months. Contact us to find construction classes that fit your schedule.

Is financial aid available for construction students?

Eligible students may apply to receive federal student aid, such as grants and loans. Learn more about financial aid now.

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Learn More About Our Construction School

As a trade school in New York City, Apex Technical School has offered vocational students hands-on training for more than 50 years. Whether you’re local to Brooklyn, The Bronx, Long Island, Newark, Union City, Passaic or a surrounding neighborhood, we can help you pursue your future in a trade. Construction classes are starting soon—contact us to learn more about our Construction & Building Skills program.