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” (DIY) projects. The focus is on low income families, seniors and disabled persons.
80 Weeks – EIGHT courses (Just a little over a year)
Description Of Program:
This is a eighty-week (80 weeks) skill building training program that supports the student in becoming a Certified Residential Handyman. This program is made up of eight courses with 8 separate certificates. The students must complete all 8 certificate courses to receive the Residential Handyman certificate.
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. The student must complete all eight courses to receive the Residential Handyman Certificate.
Overview Of Program:
This program is a comprehensive skill-based hands-on training program that consists of eight (8) courses that support individual skills in the following areas: Painting, Drywall Repair and Installation, Flooring, Basic Plumbing ,Basic Electrical and Carpentry 1-4. This 80-week program is broken down into eight 10-week courses. Each course has its own certificate program.
After students receive instruction in the classroom, they get to spend most of their time perfecting what they have learned in the labs. The instructors will reinforce your learning by providing examples and actual demonstration. Students will have many opportunities to practice skills. Labs create real jobsite settings so that students can spend time developing and mastering the skills under supervision. Students will be given a variety of tasks and required to demonstrate them successfully. It is very costly, some times dangerous, timely, and not effective for most companies to train new workers on the job. We are proud to be a school that solves other companies training problems and create an experienced student.
Prospective students are required to pay a $50.00 application fee along with the tuition for each course is $4167.00. The total costs for the complete course (8 classes) and the total tuition for the full Residential Handyman program is $33,386.00. Completion of these courses 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/woman and or start their own business. We also set our students up with their own business. The certification does not qualify the student to work as a registered or licensed contractor. Handymen/women don’t need to have to have a license to do work in the state of Georgia.
Overview OF Courses:
All of our classes are developed to provide students with a lot of “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 Certificate the students will learn the professional techniques of painting and drywall repair and insulation
Flooring Certificate the students will learn how to lay a subfloor, wood floor, laminate floor, tile floor, repair rotted floor
Carpentry 1 Certificate the students will learn how to know frame walls, doors (interior and exterior), windows and decks, door knobs/locks, door/windows insulation and repair
Carpentry 2 Certificate the students will learn how to install 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 Certificate the students will learn how to install ceramic flooring on the floor and wall
Carpentry 4 Certificate the students will learn how to hang pictures, mirrors, blinds, curtains, shelving, cabinets
Basic Electrical Certificate the students will learn the basics like installing switches, outlets, ceiling fans, ceiling lights, install electric stove
Basic Plumbing Certificate the students will learn how to install toilets, faucets, showers, tub/tub faucet, unclog sink/toilet, repair leaks, garbage disposal, install dish washer, washing machine, install gas stove