Residential Construction

Build a New Future!

Whether preparing for an apprenticeship, seeking new employment, or just improving your skills, our residential construction courses will give you the knowledge and hands-on practice you need to enter or grow in the industry. 

Residential Construction Certificate Program

Train and earn an industry-recognized credential while you work. This part-time, evening program prepares you for a career in the construction trade in only 18 weeks. This is a comprehensive introduction to residential building construction from rough to finished carpentry and electrical and plumbing. Skills will be taught through classroom instruction and the construction of sheds/tiny homes.  Completion of the certificate programs will introduce you to local contractors, builders and home remodeling companies. Topics will include hand and power tools, construction math, measurement, blueprint reading, floor/wall construction, electrical wiring, basic plumbing, framing, roofing, and finishing. Hands-on training and projects will reinforce all classroom learning. Designed for anyone interested in learning more about residential construction, for those considering a career change, or those currently working in an entry-level position and ready to expand their skills in the construction industry.

Employment Outlook: Entry Level Construction Technician, Property Management Technician, or Residential, Municipal, Commercial Maintenance Technician, Preparation for Union/Internship 
  • Construction Laborers: 10% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region
  • Median Finger Lakes region salary: $46,240 per year (in 2021)
  • Source: NYS Department of Labor
Program Requirements:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Successful completion of TABE entrance assessment
  • HS diploma recommended, not required (note: employers may require a high school diploma)
Tuition: $1,415
  • Fall: 9/13/22 – 1/12/2023
    • Orientation: September 8th, 5:30 p.m. @ WEMOCO (3589 Big Ridge Rd, Spencerport NY 14559)
  • Spring: 3/21/23 – 7/27/23
    • Orientation: March 16th, 5:30 p.m. @ WEMOCO (3589 Big Ridge Rd, Spencerport NY 14559)
Class Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Program length: 96 hours (17 weeks)
Location: BOCES 2 Career & Technical Education Center (WEMOCO) 3589 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY 14559
Required Student-Purchase Materials (purchased by student to be ready for class): steel toe work boots, pants, shirt with quarter sleeve. 

What will I learn?

Blueprint Reading, Framing, Insulation, Roofing
Students will receive hands on instruction on tools and materials required to work with framing, insulation, and roofing. You will learn how to frame floors, walls, and roof systems, install fiberglass insulation.  Additional skills in shop and power tool safety, use of power tools, measuring and marking, and plan reading will be included.  

Siding, Windows, Doors, Interior Finish
Students will learn how to install; vinyl exterior siding and aluminum trim, windows, interior and exterior doors, and window and door casings and baseboard. 

Electrical and Plumbing
Students will learn the tools and materials needed to work with electrical devices. You will learn how to install; residential wiring, workboxes, receptacles, single-pole switches, 3 and 4-way switches, lights, and breakers based upon the latest national codes. Students will learn how to install; copper pipe and fittings including soldering, and PEX lines and fittings. Students will also learn how to install and design PVC pipe and fittings for waste lines.

OSHA 10 Certification
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration )10-hour training will help educate workers to predict, prevent, identify and stop possible common worksite hazards, and is required for many industry careers.

Student Support and Academic Services
  • Access to student support advisors, who can provide career advisement and referral services.  
  • Access to academic, employability and interviewing support
  • Access to employer networks

How do I enroll?

Admission Procedures
When you are ready to apply, registration for Career Training Programs requires successful completion of the entrance assessment, and satisfactory arrangement of payment of tuition. An automated email confirming registration will be sent to your email. The entire admission process must be completed before enrollment is confirmed.
  1. Complete a contact card and register for an Entrance Assessment: Once you submit the contact card, you'll receive an email (check your spam!). Use the link in the email to register for an Entrance Assessment.
  2. Complete an entrance assessment to determine your program eligibility. Your score on the assessment helps determine the level of support you may need to be successful in the program.
  3. Secure funding. You may choose to meet with an advisor to discuss funding options.

Tuition Assistance options for this program include:
* Funding grants available through RochesterWorks! for eligible applicants Click here for RochesterWorks Services for Adults
*Other local tuition assistance

Get Started Today!

Complete a contact card to connect with an advisor, learn more about the program, and complete an application