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Course Catalog: Apprentice Training


Apprentices are employed by “sponsors” and receive paid on–the-job training  and academic instruction that will prepare you with the skills needed to advance you in your chosen trade. The result is a skilled craft worker with industry-driven training and an employer with a competitive edge.

Apprentice responsibilities include attending school for related classroom instruction in conjunction with completing his/her on-the-job training. At the Construction Education Center, Inc. we provide quality classroom education.

Enrollment Requirements

Licensed Trades: Persons interested in enrolling in the related instruction courses for licensed trades do not need to be registered apprentices to apply to the program.  However, those registered as apprentices with the Department of Labor should provide proof of registration upon application by submitting a copy of current apprenticeship card as well as including sponsor contact information in the Company section of the registration form. Interested applicants who have completed apprenticeship related instruction courses or vocational training at other institutions should also submit transcripts of all previously completed coursework. Please note, a criminal background may negatively impact opportunities for licensing and employment.

Non-Licensed Trades: Persons interested in registering for related courses in a non-licensed trade as outlined in this catalog (carpentry, masonry) do not need to be registered apprentices to apply to the program, however, those registered as apprentices with the Department of Labor should provide the same proof as indicated above. Please note, a criminal background may negatively impact opportunities for licensing and employment.

Apprenticeship Programs Offered 

HVAC
Tradesmen employed in the HVAC industry install maintain and repair systems that control the temperature, humidity, and total air quality in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Related Instruction Requirements
The Heating, Venting, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program provides the required related instruction for apprentices registered in Connecticut as an S2 or D2. HVAC technicians, also known as a D2 license holder in the state of CT, are required to complete 432 related instruction (RI) hours and journeymen, S2 license holders, are required to complete 720 RI hours. At the CEC, D2 apprentices complete two full years of apprenticeship training and need only 72 hours the third year to complete the 432 required RI hours.
HVAC - D2 Course Outline
Year One
180 Hours
$2,029
Basic Safety, Introduction To Construction Math, Introduction To Construction Drawings, OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training For Construction, Introduction to HVAC, Trade Mathematics, Basic Electricity, Introduction to Cooling, Introduction to Heating, Intro to Air Distribution Systems, Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices, Soldering and Brazing, Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices
Year Two
180 Hours
$1,750
Trade Math Two, Trade Math Three, Plans and Specifications, Fabrication Two - Radial Line Development, Sheet Metal Duct Fabrication Standards, Bend Allowances, Soldering
Year Three
72 Hours
International Mechanical Codes, NFPA Standards
HVAC - S2 Course Outline
Year One
180 Hours
$2,029
Basic Safety, Introduction To Construction Math; Introduction To Construction Drawings; OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training For Construction; Introduction to HVAC; Trade Mathematics; Basic Electricity; Introduction to Cooling; Introduction to Heating; Intro to Air Distribution Systems; Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices; Soldering and Brazing; Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices.
Year Two
180 Hours
$1,850
Trade Math Two; Trade Math Three; Plans and Specifications; Fabrication Two - Radial Line Development; Sheet Metal Duct Fabrication Standards; Bend Allowances; Soldering.
Year Three
180 Hours
$1,850
Fasteners, Hardware & Wiring; HVAC Controls; Control Circuit and Motor Troubleshooting; Troubleshooting Cooling; Troubleshooting Heat Pumps; Troubleshooting Gas Heating; Troubleshooting Oil Heating; Troubleshooting Accessories; Zoning, Ductless, Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems; Commercial Hydronic Systems; Steam Systems; Retail Refrigeration Systems; Customer Relations; Water Treatment.
Year Four
180 Hours
$1,850
Indoor Air Quality; Energy Conservation Equipment; Building Management Systems; System Air Balancing; System Start Up & Shut Down; Construction Drawings and Specifications; Heating and Cooling System Design; Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration; Alternative and Specialized Heating and Cooling

Sheet Metal (Online option not available; classes are twice a week.)
Sheet Metal workers make, install, and maintain heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning duct systems.

Related Instruction Requirements
The Sheet Metal program provides the required related instruction for apprentices registered in the State of Connecticut as a sheet metal (SM2). Each year 144 hours of related instruction are covered, meeting the minimum sate requirement. Over four years an apprentice will complete 576 hours.
Sheet Metal - SM2 Course Outline
Year One
144 Hours
$1,879
Basic Safety; Intro To Construction Math; Intro To Construction Drawings; OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training For Construction; Intro To Sheet Metal Trade; Tools of the Trade; Introduction To Sheet Metal Layout & Processes; Trade Math One; Fabrication One - Parallel Line Development; Installation of Duct work; Installation of Air Distribution Accessories; Insulation; Architectural Sheet Metal
Year Two
144 Hours
$1,700
Trade Math Two; Trade Math Three; Plans and Specifications; Fabrication Two - Radial Line Development; Sheet Metal Duct Fabrication Standards; Bend Allowances; Soldering
Year Three
144 Hours
$1,700
Basic Piping Practices; Fiberglass Duct; Air Properties and Distribution; Air Systems; Principles of Airflow; Louvers, Dampers, and Access Doors; Comprehensive Plan and Specification Reading; Fabrication Three - Triangulation
Year Four
144 Hours
$1,700
Advanced Architectural Sheet Metal; Shop Production & Organization; Air Testing & Balancing; Introduction To Welding Brazing & Cutting; Fume and Exhaust System Design; Fabrication Four; Intro Skills For the Supervisor

Carpentry
Carpenters are involved in many different kinds of construction activity, from the building of highways and bridges, to the installation of kitchen cabinets. Our curriculum focuses on teaching the skills for commercial construction. Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials. Large construction contractors or specialty contractors, may require their carpenters to perform tasks such as framing walls, constructing wooden forms for pouring concrete, or erecting scaffolding.

Related Instruction Requirements
The Construction Education Center also provides apprenticeship and craft training in Carpentry, a non licensed but apprenticable trade in the state of Connecticut. Because of this distinction, interested persons not registered as an apprentice, but employed in the carpentry field can take carpentry courses as a craft trainee. 
Carpentry - Course Outline
Year One
144 Hours
$1,979
Basic Safety; Introduction To Construction Math, Introduction To Construction Drawings, OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training For Construction, Orientation To the Trade; Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives; Hand and Power Tools; Intro To Construction Drawings, Specifications, and Layout; Floor Systems; Intro To Building Envelope Systems; Basic Stair Layout; Wall Systems; Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing
Year Two
144 Hours
$1,700
Commercial Drawings, Roofing Applications, Thermal and Moisture Protection, Exterior Finishing, Cold Form Steel Framing, Drywall Installation, Drywall Finishing, Doors & Hardware, Suspended Ceilings, Window, Door, Floor, and Ceiling Trim, Cabinet Installation
Year Three
144 Hours
$1,700
Rigging equipment & Practices, Properties of Concrete, Reinforcing Concrete, Handling and Placing Concrete, Trenching & Excavation, Foundations and Slab on Grade, Vertical Formwork, Horizontal Formwork, Tilt up Wall Panels
Year Four
144 Hours
$1,700
Site Layout One: Distance Measurement & Leveling, Site Layout Two: Angular Measurement, Advanced Roof Systems, Advanced Wall Systems, Advanced Stair Systems Introduction To Light Equipment, Commercial Finish Work, Your Role in the Green Environment

 

Plumbing 
Plumbers install and repair water, waste disposal, drainage and gas systems in homes and commercial industrial buildings as well as installing plumbing fixtures and appliances.

Related Instruction Requirements

The Plumbing program provides the required related instruction for new apprentices registered in the State of Connecticut as a P2 apprentice and P6 apprentice to begin their training with the Construction Education Center.  Each year 180 Hours of related instruction (RI) is covered.

Plumbing - P2 Course Outline
Year One
180 Hours
$2,029
Basic Safety; Intro To Construction Math; Intro To Construction Drawings; OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training For Construction; Introduction to Plumbing Profession; Plumbing Safety; Tools of Plumbing Trade; Intro to Plumbing Math; Intro to Plumbing Drawings; Plastic Pipe & Fittings; Copper Pipe Fittings; Cast Iron Pipe Fittings; Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings; Intro to Plumbing Fixtures; Intro to DWV Systems; Intro to Water Distribution Systems
Year Two
180 Hours
$1,850
Plumbing Math Two; Reading Commercial Drawings; Structural Penetrations, Insulation, and Fire-Stopping; Installation & Testing DWV Piping; Installing Roof, Floor & Area Drains; Installing Testing Water Supply Piping; Types of Valves; Installing Fixtures and Valves; Installing Water Heaters; Basic Electricity; Fuel Gas Systems
Year Three
180 Hours
$1,850
Applied Math; Sizing and Protecting Water Supply Systems; Potable Water Supply Treatment; Types of Venting; Sizing DWV and Storm Systems; Sewage Pumps & Sump Pumps; Corrosive Resistant Waste Piping; Compressed Air; Service Plumbing
Year Four
180 Hours
$1,850
Business Principles for Plumbers; Water Pressure Booster and Recirculation Systems; Indirect & Special Waste; Hydronic & Solar Heating Systems; Codes; Private Water Supply Systems; Private Water Disposal Systems; Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs; Plumbing for Mobile Homes and Travel Trailers; Intro to Med Gas & Vacuum Systems; Soldering & Brazing; Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices
Plumbing - P6 Course Outline 
Year One
180 Hours
$2,029
Introduction To Construction Math, Introduction To Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Basic Employability Skills, Introduction To Materials Handling, Introduction To Plumbing Math, Introduction To Plumbing Drawings, Intro To Drain, Waste and Vent (DWV) Systems, Introduction To Water Distribution Systems, Reading Commercial Drawings, Installing and Testing DWV Piping, Installing Roof, Floor and Area Drains, Applied Math, OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training For Construction