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Residential Construction Framing Technician


The Residential Construction Framing Technician Program is designed to teach a student how to construct the frame or supporting structure of single and multi-family buildings. He/She will also be expected to know how to enclose the building, and install the windows and doors to the "lock-up" stage.

The Residential Construction Framing Technician Program can generally be completed within a 1 year time frame. Approx. 20 weeks of the program is conducted in a classroom setting. After graduation, the Residential Construction Framing Technician will be expected to be responsible for the wooden and/or steel structure from the sill plate on the foundation to the installation of the roof trusses and/or rafters.

Careers

Structural and Reinforcing Iron and Metal Workers
Wage: $47,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 6.0%
Self Employed: 5.3%
Unemployment Rate: 10.0%
Employed Part Time: 5.8%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Carpenters
Wage: $42,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.3%
Self Employed: 31.8%
Unemployment Rate: 7.1%
Employed Part Time: 6.1%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
Wage: $35,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -0.2%
Self Employed: 2.0%
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Employed Part Time: 2.4%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Construction Laborers
Wage: $30,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.9%
Self Employed: 16.4%
Unemployment Rate: 11.7%
Employed Part Time: 8.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Helpers—Carpenters
Wage: $27,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 11.7%
Self Employed: 3.2%
Unemployment Rate: 14.0%
Employed Part Time: 10.4%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training