The building industry faces a shortage
of 65,000 to 80,000 skilled craft workers each year. This shortage is expected
to continue into the next decade due to job growth projections, declining
workforce numbers, and lack of training opportunities.
To address these
needs, the Building Construction Trades program offers a diploma in Air
Conditioning/ Refrigeration Mechanics, and seven certificates: HVAC Installer
Certificate, HVAC Service Technician Certificate, HVAC Systems Design
Certificate, Residential/Commercial Carpentry, Residential/Commercial Plumbing,
Residential/Commercial Wiring, and Building Construction Management Certificate.
Students must complete one of the above mentioned certificates before
enrolling in the Building Construction Management Certificate program.