Construction Skills Bootcamp

Build A Foundation For Your Career In Construction

Construction Skills Bootcamp will jumpstart your career through hands-on training and support with your job search. With new classes starting every 8-10 weeks, we are always enrolling, so it is easy to get started!

 

Students Earn:

  • Solid foundation of home construction skills & knowledge
  • Exposure to different career opportunities within the home construction field
  • OSHA-10 certification
  • Career support & networking with employers
  • Set of starter tools
  • Home Builder Institute basic construction certification

 

Cost:

Tuition is free if you’re pursuing a new job or promotion in North Alabama’s home construction industry.

Requirements to Attend NAHA:

  • Be committed to pursuing  a career within the construction industry
  • Submit to and pass a drug screening prior to beginning program
  • Be legally allowed to work within the US
  • Be 18 years of ago or older

Schedule Options

Students are required to attend classes at our training center multiple times per week and complete online coursework outside of class. We offer two schedule options:

 

Standard:

  • 8-week course
  • Classes 2 times per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Evening classes, 5:30 to 8:30pm

 

Accelerated: (Available Later in 2020)

  • 4-week course
  • Classes 4 times per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday

 

With new classes starting every 4-6 weeks, we are always enrolling for Construction Skills Bootcamp.

 

Attend an information session to learn more about these training options and to fill out an application.

 

 

Upcoming Classes

Evening (Standard) Tuesday & Thursday - 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Orientation + 8 weeks (16 nights)

 

Class 1: Orientation - January 16, 2020

                  Classes - January 28, 2020 - March 19, 2020

 

Class 2: Orientation - April 21, 2020

                  Classes - April 23, 2020 - June16, 2020

 

Class 3: Orientation - June 25, 2020

                  Classes - July 7, 2020 - September 3, 2020

                 (No classes 6/29-7/3 & 7/20-7/24)

 

Class 4: Orientation - September 10, 2020

                  Classes - September 15, 2020 - November 12, 2020

                  (No classes 11/2-11/6)

 

Class 5: Orientation - November 24, 2020

                  Classes - December 1, 2020 - February 4, 2021

                  (No classes 11/25-11/27; 12/21-1/1)

Afternoon (Accelerated) Monday - Thursday - 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Orientation + 4 weeks (16 afternoons)

 

Acc. Class 1: Orientation - June 11, 2020

                           Classes - June 15, 2020 - July 11, 2020

                           (No Classes 6/29-7/3)

 

Acc. Class 2: Orientation - July 30, 2020

                           Classes - August 3, 2020 - August 27, 2020

 

Acc. Class 3: Orientation - September 3, 2020

                           Classes - September 7, 2020 - October 1, 2020

 

Acc. Class 4: Orientation - October 8, 2020

                           Classes - October 12, 2020 - November 12, 2020

                           (No Classes 11/2-11/6)

 

Acc. Class 5: Orientation - November 24, 2020

                           Classes - November 30, 2020 - January 7, 2021

                           (No Classes 11/25-11/27 & 12/21-1/1)

Course Content

Basic Safety

Class Description:

  • Identify jobsite safety issues
  • Describe best safety practices for construction
  • Identify and demonstrate different types of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Understand and practice correct lift and carry techniques for one and two people with standard building materials
  • Identify proper safety and use related to scaffolding
  • Demonstrate proper ladder safety, setup, and use.
  • Obtain an OSHA 10 hour certification
  • Explain basic jobsite first aid
  • Explain basic fire safety procedures

 

Construction Industry Knowledge

Class Description:

  • Identify career pathways related to construction
  • Understand scope of projects in construction
  • Demonstrate technical and academic requirements for career pathways
  • Demonstrate the proper use and identification, including safety procedures,
  • for various construction materials related to construction

 

Construction Math

Class Description:

  • Practice math operations related and commonly used in construction industry
  • Understand various math formulas to solve construction problems
  • Apply math formulas to common construction problems
  • Demonstrate math skills needed to pursue a career in construction

 

Exposure to Different Trades

Class Description:

  • The last 2 weeks of a standard Bootcamp schedule end with a Trade Focus that is selected by the class. Options include: Basics in Carpentry, Basics in Electrical, Basics in Concrete, Basics in HVAC, Basics in Plumbing, and other specialty trade areas as needed.
  • Students receive exposure to different trades from guest speakers working in the industry.

 

Hand and Power Tools

Class Description:

  • Demonstrate the proper use and identification, including safety procedures, for various hand tools related to construction
  • Demonstrate the proper use and identification, including safety procedures, for various power tools related to construction
  • Demonstrate the proper safety, use, care, and maintenance of power tools/equipment
  • Identify/select appropriate power tools for specific tasks in carpentry and other trades
  • Identify specific tools and materials a worker needs to complete different tasks in various trades.

 

Career Preparation

Class Description:

  • Identify process for legal employment in the field of construction
  • Understand basic elements of the employment process in construction
  • Demonstrate ability to compose elements for employability in construction
  • Demonstrate skills required to find, apply, secure and retain successful employment in construction
  • Prepare life skills needed for a job in the construction industry

 

Build Projects

Class Description:

  • Demonstrate ability to safely use hand and power tools involved in construction
  • Demonstrate proper safe techniques in assembling projects
  • Demonstrate ability to apply blueprint reading to projects
  • Develop skills through increasingly complex building projects
  • Blueprint Reading

NAHA Staff

Executive Director

 

 

Lead Instructor

 

 

Academy Administrator

 

 

Community/Government Relations

 

 

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Campus Address: 3219 Long Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama 35805

Mailing Address: 2804 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama 35805

(256) 536-2602