Going back to school is more affordable than ever

With the seasonal slow down in construction activity, winter is a great time to expand you and your staff’s knowledge and improve your skills. The Northwest College of Construction (NWCC) has a diverse offering of courses to do just that.

The NWCC offers an exclusive 50 percent discount on tuition to HBA members for the first course they take along with a 30 percent discount on textbooks and lab fees. The discounts were the result of a recent contribution to the NWCC from the HBA and the Home Builders Foundation totaling $52,000.

With continuing education soon to be required to renew your CCB license, this is a perfect opportunity to learn new skills or brush up on old ones at a great price.

“Courses at the Northwest College of Construction are designed with the busy professional in mind,” said Dave Nielsen, CEO of the HBA. “This was the goal when we partnered with other construction trade associations to create the school. Builders and subcontractors can both benefit from the courses they offer.”

This winter’s course list includes the first in a series of courses toward a Building Envelope Certification, OSHA 10-Hour Safety, First Aid/CPR, Crew Leadership and Company Safety Program Development along with dozens of others geared at giving you a leg up on the competition.

Take advantage of your HBA discount by signing up for a course today. Visit the NWCC’s website, http://www.nwcoc.com, for more information or to register.

Building Envelope
This two-day window and door seminar is the first in a projected series of Building Envelope Certification programs designed to provide practices for effectively controlling moisture intrusion. These courses are targeted to experienced trades workers and contractors involved with installation of products to the exterior of single and multi-family residences. This course will help you and/or your company standardize building practices, meet the demands of consumers and potentially reduce your risks and insurance costs.

Dates Available: 2/6-2/7, 3/6-3/7
Tuition: $198.00
Books: $93.00 (with member discount)
Lab Fee: $26.00 (with member discount)

OSHA 10-Hour
This course meets OSHA’s requirements for a 10 hour construction industry training program and teaches participants safe practices for dealing with common hazardous situations on the job site. Students who successfully complete this training will receive an OSHA-10 Hour card. Courses in this category are offered for the purpose of continuing education and/or self-improvement and do not require Oregon Department of Education licensure.

Dates Available: 2/6-2/7, 3/6-3/7
Tuition: $180
Books: $17 (with member discount)

First Aid/CPR
This four-hour medic first aid training program covers first aid, CPR, AED, blood-borne pathogens, emergency oxygen, and OSHA safety compliance. Successful participants receive basic First Aid/CPR Certification.

Dates Available: 2/13, 3/13
Tuition: $40.00
Books: $10 (with member discount)

Crew Leadership
This 16-hour course teaches the basic leadership skills required to supervise personnel. It discusses principles of project planning, scheduling, estimating, and management.

Date Available: 2/13-2/14
Tuition: $152.00
Books: $57.00 (with member discount)

Company Safety Program Development
This 16-hour class provides instruction on how to implement and administer a company safety program. This course and the accompanying manual are designed for field managers, safety directors, safety committees, owner safety representatives, and insurance/loss control representatives.

Dates Available: 2/20-2/21
Tuition: $152
Books: $117 (with member discount)

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2 responses to “Going back to school is more affordable than ever

  1. Any idea when this will be offered again?

  2. Is there a particular class you were looking for? I will be glad to find out when it will be offered again.

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