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Carpentry Helper

This comprehensive course is designed to introduce you to the dynamic world of commercial construction, focusing on the pivotal role of carpentry helpers. Over eight detailed lessons, this course covers everything from the basics of commercial construction, safety protocols, tool and material handling, to assisting skilled tradesmen, and the importance of communication and teamwork on a construction site. Starting with an overview of the commercial construction industry, you’ll learn about the different roles and jobs available, including the critical tasks performed by carpentry helpers. The course emphasizes safety, a cornerstone of construction work, detailing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, personal protective equipment (PPE), and emergency procedures to mitigate the “Fatal Four” hazards: falls, caught-in or between, struck-by, and electrical hazards.

You’ll gain insights into the tools and equipment essential for construction, including their safe operation and maintenance. The course also delves into the handling, storage, and transportation of construction materials, emphasizing the importance of proper techniques to ensure safety and efficiency. A significant portion of the course is dedicated to the practical aspects of being a carpentry helper. You’ll learn about rough and finish carpentry basics, including key terms and processes involved in framing and adding finishing touches to buildings. This knowledge is crucial for assisting skilled tradesmen effectively and contributing to the construction process.

Communication and teamwork are highlighted as vital components of successful construction projects. The course offers strategies for effective communication, including verbal, non-verbal, and written methods, and underscores the value of teamwork in overcoming challenges and achieving project goals. By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid foundation in the principles and practices of commercial construction, equipped with the knowledge and skills to excel as a carpentry helper. Whether you’re new to the field or looking to enhance your understanding, this course provides valuable insights and practical tips to help you succeed in the fast-paced world of commercial construction.

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School Bus Endorsement

This CDL School Bus Endorsement training course is offered online, using a self-paced, and interactive learning approach. Upon completing the online part, students may then participate in the hands-on portion of the course at any of the 24 Community Colleges around the state.

This course was specifically designed for people who have already earned a Class B and Passenger endorsement and are looking to renew their School Bus Endorsement. After each lesson, drivers must take a quiz and score 80% or greater. Upon completion of the online element of the course and passing the state exam, an unrestricted Class B Passenger and School Bus Endorsement are achieved.

Upon completing both online and hands-on portions of the course, a participant will receive an ACCS micro-credential.

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Land Survey Helper

Discover the exciting world of land surveying with this comprehensive basic course! You’ll learn the key principles and techniques of measuring, mapping, and representing the features of a piece of land. From cadastral surveying to topographic surveying and GPS surveying, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the various types of land surveying. You’ll also learn about field data collection and data processing, as well as important legal and ethical considerations in the field. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to enhance your existing skills, this course is a great investment in your future and offers a path to exciting career opportunities such as a surveyor, mapping technician, or GIS specialist. Get ready to explore the dynamic field of land surveying and start shaping the built environment!

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HazMat Endorsement

This CDL HazMat Endorsement training course is offered online, using a self-paced, and interactive learning approach. This course was specifically designed for people who have already earned a Class A license and are looking to add this endorsement. This course was specifically designed for Commercial Drivers who want to take and deliver materials that the FMCSA deems hazardous. Radioactive materials, explosives, poisons, and gases are just some examples. Truck drivers who have this endorsement have more specific responsibilities than regular drivers.

Additionally, this endorsement opens career opportunities and higher wages for drivers. It also makes them more sought after by companies and carriers. By completing this course and taking the state written test, any Class A CDL truck driver can add this endorsement to their license.

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Passenger Endorsement

This CDL Passenger Endorsement training course is offered online, using a self-paced, and interactive learning approach. Upon completing the online part, students may then participate in the hands-on portion of the course at any of the 24 Community Colleges around the state.

This course was specifically designed for people who have already earned a Class B license, are seeking the P endorsement, and want to enter the transportation industry to drive transit coaches, tour coaches, or commercial passenger vehicles. Passenger endorsements are required to operate vehicles with 16 or more seats, including the driver.

After each lesson, drivers must take a quiz and score 80% or greater. After completing the online element of the course, drivers will participate in the behind-the-wheel portion of the course at any one of the state’s 24 community colleges. When drivers finish this course and pass the state exam, an unrestricted Class B Passenger Endorsement is achieved. Upon successfully completing both online and hands-on portions of the course, a participant will receive an ACCS micro-credential.

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CDL Class B

This CDL Class B training course is offered online, using a self-paced, and interactive learning approach. Upon completing the online part, students may then participate in the hands-on portion of the course at any of the 24 Community Colleges around the state.

This course aims to teach students how to operate a box truck with air brakes and a six-speed manual transmission. Class B CDLs are required to drive vehicles with gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWRs) over 26,001 pounds and towing capacities under 10,000 pounds. In most cases, Class B vehicles don’t have trailers.

In this course, drivers will learn how to get a Class B CDL with air brakes, comply with FMCSA regulations, use logbooks electronically and on paper, read maps, and enroll in the FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. During the course, drivers will learn how to perform a pre-trip safety inspection and learn the basic control skills for the Alabama CDL test. Additional topics include straight-line backing, offset backing, and 90-degree backing. Drivers will also learn how to operate on the road safely. There are topics like city and highway operations, hazardous perceptions, speed and space management, lane control, sign identification, and Class B bridge heights.

After each lesson, drivers must take a quiz and score 80% or greater. After completing the online element of the course, drivers will participate in the behind-the-wheel portion of the course at any one of the state’s 24 community colleges. When drivers finish this course and pass the state exam, an unrestricted Class B license is achieved. Upon successfully completing both online and hands-on portions of the course, a participant will receive an ACCS credential.

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CDL Class A

This CDL Class A training course is offered online, using a self-paced, and interactive learning approach. Upon completing the online part, students may then participate in the hands-on portion of the course at any of the 24 Community Colleges around the state.

Launch a much-needed, skilled truck driving career that prepares you to take and pass the federal CDL test. Practice safely maintaining and maneuvering trucks into traffic, loading or unloading positions, and in and out of parking spaces. Apply the necessary protocol to transport various types of goods and materials, whether regionally or nationally. Demonstrate how to operate important equipment, including truck cab computers, CB radios, and tools for basic maintenance conditions. Upon successful completion of both online and hands-on portions of the course, a participant will receive an ACCS credential.

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Fiber Optic Tech Installer

We currently offer this Fiber Optics training course online, so students can learn at their own pace, on their own schedule, using a self-paced, online, and interactive learning approach. After each lesson, participants must take a quiz and score 80% or greater. Upon completing the online portion, students may then complete the lab portion of the course at any of the 24 Community Colleges around the state. This Fiber Optic training course covers best practices and fundamental principles behind basic data and voice transmission via fiber optic cable, as well as installation and termination techniques. Students will learn how to identify fiber types, recognize various connectors used in fiber installation, and install, terminate, splice, and test multimode or single-mode fiber optic networks according to existing standards. This course combines online theory and in-person, hands-on lab activities to prepare students for employment or advancement in the fiber optics industry.

Other skills covered include customer service, communication, leadership, attention to detail, and time management. After completing the course, participants get 16 hours of hands-on equipment training. Upon successfully completing both online and hands-on portions of the course, a participant will receive an ACCS credential.  This credential may be applied toward credit courses at their local Community College.