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Learn a Trade

Brunswick Community College Continuing Education and Workforce Development offers educational training for trades that enables individuals to secure a job in a high-demand industry. The trades courses are designed for students that are seeking programs that accelerate the development of employability skills and lead to national credentials. Students enrolled in workforce development trades courses can experience a series of interconnected educational training programs that can be completed in six months or less.

For more information or to inquire about other trades courses, contact the OneStop Center at [email protected].


The construction industry is booming and carpenters in demand. At BCC, you can learn what you need to succeed in just two courses, Basic Carpentry and Traditional Timber Construction.

Basic Carpentry introduces students to core skills used by carpenters in residential and commercial settings. A sampling of topics covered includes safety, hand/power tool use, site preparation, measurement and layout, footings and foundations, and construction framing. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood.

Traditional Timber Construction takes your skills to a new level with coursework that combines traditional craft building methods with modern technology. The course introduces students to timber frame history and tools of the trade as well as conventional construction versus timber framing.  Students will have the opportunity to obtain the 10-hour OSHA card during the process.  Upon successful completion of the course, students are guaranteed an interview with a local traditional timber construction company.


BCC’s HVAC program consists of two courses, HVAC I and HVAC II. The first prepares students for a successful start in the HVAC field through a combination of classroom and hands-on learning. Students will learn mechanical codes and have the opportunity to earn the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and OSHA 10-hour pocket cards upon successfully completing the required exams.

The second course is designed to provide students with advanced skills in the Heating and Air Conditioning industry. Students can earn their CFC Certification and master mechanical codes. This is a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) class.

Machining Technology

This course introduces students to machining operations related to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, job planning, and more. This course teaches on lathe operations, drilling techniques, milling operations, surface grinding and job layout strategies. The instructor also emphasize machine maintenance, soft skills, and team work. Students will have the opportunity to earn third-party credentials through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills NIMS.

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