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 190 Internship / 2 Credit Hours
HLT 100 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
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.