RESIDENTIAL HANDYMAN TRAINING COURSE OVERVIEW
Andre’ F. Knight (Master Instructor) is an experienced handyman with 30 years of experience. He is the owner of several business including Good Hands Handyman where he is sought out to do a variety of jobs from painting to modifications and remodeling. His work through his non-profit supports the communities where he has developed partnership with organizations and churches to provide materials to the community to provide “Do It Yourself” (DYI) projects. The focus is on low income families, seniors and disabled persons.
60 Weeks – Six classes (Just a little over a year) 2400 hours
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM:
This is a sixty-week (60 weeks) skill building training program that supports the student in becoming a Certified Residential Handyman. This program is made up of six courses.
In each class students are given a variety of tasks and assignments that will support them in becoming a Residential Handyman. Students are required to demonstrate their knowledge of various skills, that will be taught, in order to successfully complete the training program. The ultimate goal is to prepare the student in a way that they would master the techniques using a hands-on process and provide them with the experience which will help the student with job placement.
OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM:
This program is a comprehensive skill-based hand-on training program that consists of six (6) classes that supports individual skills in the following areas: Painting, Drywall Repair and Installation, Flooring, Handyman Plumbing, and Carpentry 1-4. Students will also learn essential electrical and plumbing work. This 60-weeks program is broken down into six 10-week classes. Each class builds on the skills learned in the previous courses. When students enroll in the first course, Painting, Drywall Repair and Installation they will also receive a certificate for that class as well. Each of the six classes will meets each day for 8 hours for five days for 10 weeks.
The lab is the classroom for the students. Once in the classroom lab, the information will be reinforced by providing examples and demonstration. The students will have many opportunities to practicing the skills. The program is designed to be a real-life situation that the student will have to encounter when they begin working. The classroom lab is when the students will spend time developing and mastering the skills that have been introduced. To that end, we have designed our programs to a “tactile” learner experience which allow the student the opportunity to practice and develop their skills under supervision. Students will be given a variety of tasks and required to demonstrate them successfully to meet the requirements of the program.
Students will be exposed to a variety of different learning styles throughout of the program. Most of the training will take place by the students carrying out techniques in the lab rather than the student sitting and listening to a lecture.
Prospective students are required to pay a $50.00 application fee along with the tuition for each class $4167.00. The total costs for the complete course (6 classes) will be $300.00 (fees if registered separately) and the tuition for the full Residential Handyman program is $25,000.00. Persons completing this program will receive a Certificate in Residential Handyman Services as well as a Certificate in Painting, Drywall Repair and Installation. Completion of this course will prepare the student for working in the residential area and give them the skills needed to start and complete professional work as a handyman. The certification does not qualify the student to work as a registered or licensed contractor. Handymen don’t need to have a license to do work in these fields.
OBJECTIVES OF THIS COURSE:
This is a sixty-week (60-weeks) training program that is designed to focus on particular skills, painting and drywall. Six courses make up the program. During this training, we plan to do the following:
The ultimate goal for this program is to teach students how to be a Residential Handyman. Each course will include the following topics:
Developing and Improving Skills
How to use the tools
How to bid
How to get leads
OVERVIEW OF CLASSES:
This course, and all of our classes, are developed to provide students with “Hands On” experience. This approach provides the students with the opportunity to have many lessons to practice the skills being taught with the intent of them having a chance to learn and begin mastering the skills.
The students will be given a variety of tasks and assignments that will support them in becoming a professional. Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge of these skills, that will be taught, in order to successfully complete the training program. The ultimate goal is to prepare the student in a way that they would master the techniques using a hands-on process and provide them with the experience which will help the student with job placement. Below are the 10-week classes that makes up the Residential Handyman Program.
Painting, Drywall Repair and Installation is the first course that we offer to our students. It is a skill building training program that supports the student in becoming a professional in the area of Painting and drywall installation and repair. These are two skills that are complementary and support each other for students that are seeking employment and trying to market their skills.
Painting, Drywall Repair and Installation course supports the student in being a professional in the area of drywall installation and repair and painting.
Flooring is the second course that we offer. The focus for this class is to learn how to lay a subfloor and to install flooring. Most of the class will be spent in the lab learning and practicing the skills being taught. Laying a proper subfloor is the key to having a professional flooring job completed. This course focus on the following skills:
Understanding the different types of flooring
Assess the current flooring and determine what is needed to do a professional job
Plan how to lay the flooring and how to repair existing flooring if required
Determine how to set up for successfully fixing flooring if needed or to install a new subfloor if needed
How to measure, cut and calculate materials for laying a subfloor
Repairing and laying a subfloor (laminate, and wood)
Carpentry 1 this course is the first of four classes that begins to build skills in carpentry. Once the student completes this course the students will know how to frame walls, doors (interior and exterior), windows and decks. They will also learn how to install door knobs, windows, locks and repair doors and windows. They will learn how to use a variety of tools and begin mastering this area. This course sets the student up to learn other carpentry skills which will be taught in carpentry 2-4.
Carpentry 2 purpose is to train the students to be experiences in installing trim molding, siding repair, soffit repair and facial repair. New tools will be introduced and students will have an opportunity to begin mastering tools and skills.
Carpentry 3 the purpose of this course is to teach the students how to install ceramic flooring on the floor and wall. The students will learn basic electrical. Installing switches, outlets, ceiling fans, lights.
Carpentry 4 the purpose of this course is to teach the students how to hang pictures, mirrors, blinds and curtains and basic plumbing (installing faucets, installing dishwashers, repairing leaks, installing and repairing toilets, installing sinks and vanities and repairing and installing garbage disposals).