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Fundamental Building Systems



  • Scott Hillman
  • Olean Center

The Fundamental Building Systems program will introduce students to the various mechanical systems present in all buildings — electricity, plumbing, heating/cooling, and more. Students will learn how to install, maintain, and repair each of these systems and will also learn the basics of framing and masonry. The program provides students with classroom instruction and hands-on experiences in various aspects of the construction industry. Students will learn the basic knowledge of tools, methods, and materials used in building systems. Shop safety and a safe work environment are a fundamental part of the class. Students who complete this course prepared for entry level employment or further studies in building systems or construction.

Things You Get To Do

  • Learn in a hands-on environment
  • Forklift training
  • OSHA Certification
  • Work outside of the classroom

Where It Can Lead

  • HVAC Technician
  • Electrician
  • Construction Laborer
  • Construction Manager
  • Code Enforcement Officer
  • Plumber

What You Can Earn

  • New York State Technical Endorsement
  • OSHA Certification
  • CPR/First Aid Certification

Go To College With Credits

  • Alfred State College (PENDING)
  • Erie Community College (PENDING)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (PENDING)

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