Get started on your way to a career in the trades. Our programs help prepare you for apprenticeship, licensure or certification. Courses for continuing professional education are also offered for several trades careers to enhance skills or maintain licensure or certification. Programs are taught by experienced professionals who have years of direct experience in their specific trade.
Electrical apprentices work as tradesmen
specializing in the installation of electrical
wiring and fittings in new construction or the
maintenance of existing electrical infrastructure.
This trade is regulated for safety by the State
of Maryland and its respective counties. Most
work is completed during the day.
Floral designers, also called florists, cut and arrange live, dried or silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays. They also help customers select flowers, containers, ribbons and other accessories for special occasions. Most floral designers work in retail businesses, usually in flower shops or grocery stores. About 31 percent of floral designers were self-employed in 2010.
Home Inspectors conduct inspections of homes, condominiums, apartments and other residential dwellings. They are hired by prospective home buyers to inspect and report on the condition of a home's systems, components and structure. The inspection includes examining the interior and exterior of homes to assess structural quality, and examining all of the home's systems such as HVAC and electrical
Home Improvement Contractors must have practical work experience in the construction trades such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. They also must know and understand the Maryland Home Improvement Law and the Door-to-Door Sales Act. As small businesspersons, they are responsible for business planning, start-up and operating practices, sales and estimating. Contractors must obtain a Home Improvement License to practice in Maryland.
HVACR apprentices are tradesmen specializing in heating, ventilation and air conditioning/refrigeration systems. Work may include installing, servicing and repairing heating and air conditioning systems in residences and commercial establishments. Apprentices usually begin by assisting experienced technicians with such tasks as carrying materials, insulating refrigerant lines or cleaning furnaces. In time, they move on to more difficult tasks such as cutting and soldering pipes and checking electrical and electronic circuits.
HVAC Technicians work in entry-level positions with large or small contracting companies, manufacturers, or wholesalers of environmental systems equipment. They install service and repair heating and air-conditioning systems in both residences and commercial establishments.
Licensed plumbers apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, assemble, install and maintain piping fixtures and systems for steam, natural gas, oil, hot water, heating, cooling, drainage, lubricating, sprinkling and industrial processing systems in homes and business environments.
Welders are employed in many industry groups and manufacturers. They assist with the construction of industrial machinery for the agricultural, construction and mining sectors. They are also involved with material handling, food-processing, papermaking and printing equipment and textiles and office machinery. They must have good dexterity and attention to detail, as well as some technical knowledge about metals and related materials and best practices in the field.
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