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Continuing Education

Contractors & Construction Industry

Blueprint Reading (Construction)              

Learn the basics of how to read, interpret and follow residential and light commercial construction drawings. Coursework includes review and understanding of generic plan symbols, floor plans, wall sections and details. You’ll cover a typical construction project, including site work excavation and grading, utilities, concrete, masonry, steel, window and doors, weather protection, interior finishes, mechanical, plumbing and electrical. Ideal for construction professionals, this course is also a must for homeowners doing renovations or new construction. Required text: Understanding Construction Drawings by Mark W. Huth (ISBN 978-1-285-06102-3), available at the BRCC bookstore.

Meets: Ten Tuesdays, Feb 17-Apr 28, (no class on Mar 10), 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Joe Vavala
Fee: $349 (#65448)

Basic Contractor Business Licensing

Class A Contractor Licensing

State Board of Contractors: Tradesman Continuing Education

In Virginia, electricians, plumbers, and mechanical tradesman are required to attend three hours of continuing education and gasfitters are required to attend a one-hour session for license renewal. All classes are held at the BRCC Plecker Center.

Electrical License Renewal

Meets: One Saturday, 9 am – noon
(#56412) Nov 15
(#64690) Jan 31 OR
(#64961) Apr 11 OR
Instructor: Tom Ward
Fee: $125

HVAC License Renewal

Meets: One Saturday, 8-11 am
(#56933) Nov 8
(#64998) Feb 7 OR
(#65000) Apr 11 OR
Instructor: Fred Eberly
Fee: $125

GasFitter License Renewal Class

Meets: One Thursday, 5:45-6:45 pm
(#56416) Nov 20
(#64990) Feb 5 OR
(#64998) Apr 9 OR
Instructor: Bill Groce
Fee: $65

Plumbing License Renewal Class

Meets: One Thursday, 6:45-9:45 pm
(#56419) Nov 20
(#64964) Feb 5 OR
(#64965) Apr 9 OR
Instructor: Bill Groce
Fee: $125

Online Classes

QuickBooks for Contractors

Learn how the Premier Contractor Edition of QuickBooks can help you create custom contract estimates, track time and materials, generate powerful reports, and maximize efficiencies. 
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc to register.