General Construction Assistant - GC41

Offered at the Following Campus

  • High Schools

Program Overview

The General Construction Assistant technical certificate of credit is designed to provide students with an understanding of basic skills needed to perform as an assistant to construction specialists in the skills of carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical wiring.

*This program is generally reserved for local area high schools only.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age; Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (15 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Provides introductory skills in basic building repair and maintenance. Topics include: carpentry and cabinet repairs, tile and floor repairs, paints and finishes, lab and shop safety, building codes, handicap accessibility, conduit installation, and waterproofing.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides an in-depth study of the health and safety practices required for maintenance of industrial, commercial, and home electrically operated equipment. Topics include: introduction to OSHA regulations; safety tools, equipment, and procedures; and first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Provides introductory skills in basic plumbing. Topics include: basic pipe sizing, fitting identification and terminology, pipe joining, valve identification, plumbing repairs, and lab and shop safety.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces residential wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: residential circuits, print reading, National Electrical Code, wiring materials, determining the required number and location of lighting/receptacles and small appliance circuits, wiring methods (size and type conductors, box fill calculations and voltage drop), switch control of luminaries, receptacle installation including bonding, GFCI and AFCI circuits, special purposes outlets - ranges, cook tops, ovens, dryers, water heaters, sump pumps, and sizing OCPDs (circuit breakers and fuses).

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course provides an orientation to the masonry field and places importance on practices necessary for general safety, use of tools, materials, and equipment. Basic bricklaying skills are emphasized and practiced to ensure competency. Topics include safety procedures, materials equipment needed, materials estimation, mortar mixing, butter brick and block, and cut masonry units.



Contact Us

Northern Region
Andrea Fletcher

High School Services Coordinator
Office: Room 628C
Phone: (229) 468-2049
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, High Schools

Southern Region
Stacey Prescott

High School Services Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 312
Phone: (229) 259-5180
Campus: Valdosta Campus, High Schools

Brooke Jaramillo

Director of Recruitment
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 316
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext. 6163
Campus: Valdosta Campus, High Schools