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CSM offers core skills training courses that are necessary for all construction trades. These courses are highly recommended for all students in any of the construction trades.

The following course is a requirement for most construction trades continuing education certificates:

  • TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills – General

These courses are highly recommended as they are required for employment by many employers:

  • HTH-6510 HTH-6510 American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid
  • OSH-8800 OSHA 10-Hour Construction

TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills- General

Imagine the pride of looking at a finished building and knowing that you helped build it. The construction trades can be a rewarding, fulfilling career that will continue to be in demand. Whether your goal is to be a carpenter, HVAC technician, electrician, job supervisor, or contractor, there are certain skills that are common to all of the trades. In this course you will explore those skills. The students will discuss basic construction site safety, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), OSHA policies, and the causes of accidents. The use of construction math will be reviewed. Hands-on instruction in the proper and safe use of hand and power tools will be given along with an introduction to construction drawings (blueprints). Basic employability and communication issues will also be discussed, such as critical thinking, problem solving skills, self-presentation, sexual harassment, stress, and substance abuse. Textbook required.

This course must be completed either before starting any of the following continuing education certificates or be taken simultaneously with Level 1, Part 1 of your training:

  • Carpentry Helper
  • Electrical Helper
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Helper
  • Plumbing Helper
  • Certified Structural Welder

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TEC-5030 Introduction to Construction Math & Blueprints

Math skills and blueprint reading are the building blocks for construction. You will practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, and fractions as well as use various measuring tools such as an architect and engineering scale. Discover the basic terms, components, and symbols of civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing/piping, electrical, and fire protection drawings. Trainees learn how to interpret and use drawing dimensions. Textbook required.

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TEC-8290 Stationary Engineer Exam Prep, Part 1

This is the first of two courses that provide training for those students preparing to take the third-grade license exam under the Maryland State Board of Examining Engineers.  Review of examination qualifications and basic exam content will be discussed.  Construction and classification, applied mathematics, and instrumentation as they apply to a variety of boilers will be explained.  Boiler operation safety and procedures will be emphasized throughout the training. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-8300 Stationary Engineer Exam Prep, Part 2

This is the second of two courses that provide training for those students preparing to take the third-grade license exam under the Maryland State Board of Examining Engineers.  Review of examination qualifications and basic exam content will be discussed.  The fundamentals of steam and boiler systems will be explained. Water treatment will be discussed along with various control systems.  Boiler operation safety and procedures will be emphasized throughout the training. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-8290 Stationary Engineer Exam Prep, Part 1

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HTH-6510 American Heart Association (AHA) First Aid Course

The American Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes general principles, medical emergencies and injury emergencies. Adult, infant, and child CPR will be taught. This course is designed by the American Heart Association for those who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements. Includes AED training. Textbook required.

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OSH-8800 10-Hour Construction

Orienting new personnel or serving as a refresher to construction safety and health standards, this course will provide an overview for participants on areas of construction safety and the OSHA guideline 29 CFR - 1926, Safety and Health Regulations for Construction. Topics discussed will include an introduction to OSHA, with an overview of the OSHA standards including the Focus Four: Fall Hazards; Caught-In or -Between Hazards; Struck-by Hazards; and Electrocution Hazards. Other topics may include: Toxic and Hazardous Substances, Stairways and Ladders, Scaffolding, Competent Person Requirements, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Hand and Power Tools, Lockout/Tagout, Signs, Signals and Barricades; Confined Space Entry, and Lift Truck Safety. Textbook included.

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Center for Trades and Energy Training

These courses are held at the Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building) at the Regional Hughesville Campus.
 

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