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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. We’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 a must for homeowners doing renovations or new construction. Required text: Understanding Construction Drawings by Mark W. Huth (ISBN 978-1-285-06102-3).

Meets: Ten Tuesdays, Sep 16-Nov 18, 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Joe Vavala
Fee: $199

Contractor Development Day

Back by popular demand, Blue Ridge Community College’s Contractor Development Day is presented in partnership with The Blue Book Building and Construction Network™. This half-day program is designed to inform and engage Subcontractors. Network Solutions Vice President Coty Fournier will present "5 Ways for Commercial Contractors to Beat the Lowest Bidder Game," a good “crash course” in meaningful business development consultation. Following the presentation, several commercial general contractors will be on hand to network with subcontractors.

Meets:  Wednesday, Oct 22, 1-4 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Fee:  Free; however, pre-registration by Oct 17 is requested (#62649)


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
(#56406) Sep 20 OR
(#56412) Nov 15
Instructor: Tom Ward
Fee: $125

HVAC License Renewal

Meets: One Saturday, 8-11 am
(#56929) Sep 13 OR
(#56933) Nov 8
Instructor: Fred Eberly
Fee: $125

GasFitter License Renewal Class

Meets: One Thursday, 5:45-6:45 pm
(#56414) Oct 2 OR
(#56416) Nov 20
Instructor: Bill Groce
Fee: $65

Plumbing License Renewal

Meets: One Thursday, 6:45-9:45 pm
(#56418) Oct 2 OR
(#56419) Nov 20
Instructor: Bill Groce
Fee: $125

Basic Contractor Business Licensing