Building Trades I

Degree Type: 

Career Studies Certificate
Building Trades I

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • CTE
    CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)

The Building Trades I Career Studies Certificate at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for an entry-level job in the construction industry.  It is also perfect for someone who currently has a construction-related job and wants to be promoted. After completing the Building Trades I, consider completing Building Trades II to enhance your career.

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • HVAC Specialist
  • Mason
  • Plumber

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
SDV 108 College Survival Skills
BLD 105 Shop Practices and Procedures
BLD 109 Understanding and Managing Project Costs
BLD 110 Introduction to Construction
BLD 190 Internship
BLD 215 OSHA 30 Construction Safety
Trade Specialty Elective

Additional Program Information: 

Building Trades I Electives

  • AIR 116 Duct Construction and Maintenance 3 HVAC&R
  • AIR 281 Energy Management I 3 Energy Audit & Weatherization
  • BLD 135 Building Construction Carpentry 3 Carpentry
  • BLD 140 Principles of Plumbing Trade I 3 Plumbing
  • BLD 147 Principles of Block and Bricklaying 3 Masonry
  • ELE 100 Electrical – Electronic Skills & Concepts 4 Electrical

Printable  Building Trades I Certificate Requirements