The Construction Education Center is an accredited provider of the Contren Learning Series
developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. The Contren Learning
Series offers standardized curriculum for over 30 construction trades. For more than a decade,
Contren has been a leader in construction training.
Construction Education Center instructors are skilled professionals in the trade they teach. All courses are taught by individuals who hold a license, where required, in the trade in which they continue to work, brining their collective knowledge and experience which enhances the classroom experience. Instructors are certified through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and attend workshops throughout the year to sharpen their classroom skills.
Our apprenticeship/craft training program efficiently moves apprentices through the required coursework by covering multiple topics per year, meeting the hour requirements as mandated by the Conn. Department of Labor. Enrolling once means one book, one instructor and meeting in one location for the yearly enrollment period. While the classroom hours are applied towards the required Related Instruction hours for each trade, we also incorporate hands-on learning whenever possible and as our curriculum prescribes.
The CEC is also now using NCCERConnect, the online supplement to its current curriculum. For select trades this means meeting once per week and completing online assignments as part of the regular coursework each week – from home!
Transfer Credits: The CEC staff works one on one with each applicant to determine the correct placement in our program. We will review your transcripts and communicate directly with the Connecticut Department of Education Technical High School System to confirm our evaluation.
The Construction Education Center is an official provider (#1275) of Continuing Education classes for plumbers and electricians in the state of Connecticut. It is mandatory for licensed electricians and plumbers to attend continuing education classes for license renewal.
The Construction Education Center regularly holds OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach courses in both English and Spanish. The CEC also is available to facilitate the 30-Hour Construction Outreach program.
|In addition to traditional classes, The Construction Education Center, Inc. also provides OSHA Outreach courses online. Online OSHA Outreach Training Courses are provided in cooperation with:
Trained Workers Get the Job Done Right - The First Time! Enroll in the professional development classes the Construction Education Center offers throughout the year. These classes enhance your skills and prepare you with the tools needed to succeed.
Test Prep Courses
The Construction Education Center provides 1-day test prep courses for the Connecticut mechanical licenses of SM-2, S-2, D-2, P-2 as well as knowledge and skill upgrade courses for Load Calculations, Fuel Gas Piping, and the Contractor’s Exam. Our instructors have in depth knowledge of codes and trade information to assist you in preparing for these important industry examinations.
The Construction Education Center also schedules one or two day seminars on timely, industry relevant topics. Previous seminars have included information on how to increase project productivity, estimating, collections and HVAC information for General Contractors.
Solar Thermal Training
The Construction Education Center is an approved provider by the State of Connecticut for the 24-hour Solar Thermal Training Course. This course will assist Plumbing & HVAC license holders in preparing for the Solar Thermal Certificate provided by the Conn. Department of Consumer Protection.