Construction Basics

Construction Basics

The Construction Basics training program course is a comprehensive training program designed to deliver the skills needed to work in the construction industry.

Training topics include:

  • Introduction to the Construction Trade
  • Building Materials
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Construction Drawings
  • Floor & Wall Systems
  • Ceiling Joist & Roof Framing

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will receive a Brookdale Program Completion Certificate.

Dates coming soon!
For more information, please contact Susan Pagano, 732-224-2685,
Fee and Code: $1995.00, XBUSD 108

Introduction To Construction Cost Estimating For Buildings

Joseph Macaluso, instructor

This is a beginner’s course into the art of estimating as related to the construction industry. Although the estimating process changes between different scopes of work and companies, this course will focus on the general concepts needed regardless of specific focus. The course will cover steps needed for preparing a thorough bid, various bidding procedures, and types of bids in the industry. The goal of the course is to expand the participant’s skill set to help them feel more confident in estimating future work.

Dates coming soon!
For more information, please contact Susan Pagano, 732-224-2685,
Fee and Code: $459, XBUSD 110

HVAC/R Certified Technician (Voucher Included)

It’s no secret that skilled HVAC/R technicians are in high demand. But those with HVAC Excellence or NATE certifications have greater earning potential and more opportunities for career advancement.

If you already have one-to-two years of industry experience, this course will prepare you for the next step in your career — advanced certification.

Through hands-on simulations and in-depth course material, you will strengthen your understanding of HVAC/R service, repair, and maintenance. You will also learn about sustainable technology, environmental challenges, and their solutions, industry advancements, and develop customer-facing professional skills. By course completion, you will have the formal training and specialized knowledge, in addition to your work experience, you will be prepared to sit for the NATE Core and Specialty exams, the HVAC Excellence Core and Professional Technician Exams, and the EPA 608 certification exam. You will also receive a voucher package to take the HVAC Excellence exam. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.

Fee: $2895

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