CONSTRUCTION &
BUILDING SKILLS

START HANDS-ON TRAINING AT OUR CONSTRUCTION TRADE SCHOOL

Construction segment at Apex’s construction training program

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 construction training program, you leave with the combination of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and kitchen and bath remodeling skills. Within those segments, you will be taught 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 trade program, contact us today.

Carpentry segment 1 at Apex’s building construction school

CARPENTRY SEGMENT 1

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

Carpentry segment 2 at Apex’s building construction school

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 at Apex teaches wiring, fuses, and construction trade skills

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 at Apex’s construction trade program

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 segment 1 at Apex teaches fixtures and faucets

KITCHEN AND BATH REMODEL SEGMENT 1

In Level 1, students will be taught 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 segment 2 at Apex teaches energy-efficient lighting basics

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

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

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 use their construction trade skills to 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.

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.

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

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.