CPM Course

30 CLASSES | TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS | 6:45PM-9:30PM | SPRING & FALL SEMESTERS | AGES 18–25*

Our free introductory training shows 20 students how the key trades work together as instructors teach through the Critical Path Method (CPM) of building, from foundation to roof, and walk students through building a shed. This course classes on general construction, masonry, landscaping, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.

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*Individually, we may accept students outside this age range, including 17-year-old seniors.

Welding Course

30 CLASSES | TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS | 6:45PM-9:30PM | SPRING & FALL SEMESTERS | AGES 18–25*

Our free hands-on introductory welding course exposes 8 students each semester to the careers involved in welding and walk them through the basics of: MIG, TIG, Stick, joint & weld types, AWS standards, and welding applications.

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*Individually, we may accept students outside this age range, including 17-year-old seniors.

Fine Woodworking Course

20 CLASSES | TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS | 6:45PM-9:30PM | SPRING & FALL SEMESTERS | 16 YEARS & UP

Our free introductory fine woodworking course introduces 10 students to the art of fine woodworking, as they gain hands-on woodworking experience and learn the foundational techniques of drafting, joinery, finishing, cabinetry, and trim.

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Tile Course

21 CLASSES | TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS | 6:45PM-9:30PM | SPRING & FALL SEMESTERS | AGES 18–25*

This course introduces 8 students to a career as a tile setter, walking them through the basics of the tiling industry and equipping them with skills such as layout, tile setting, and grouting.

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*Individually, we may accept students outside this age range, including 17-year-old seniors.

“The Workmanship Program has given me the opportunity to find and cultivate a passion for the trades, and I look forward to turning that passion into a career.”

Jonathan Peña

CPM, Fall '19 Graduate

“My favorite thing about the Workmanship Program is the hands-on learning aspect. We get to practice everything we are learning in class.”

Marsha Lindsay

CPM, Fall '21 Graduate

“The Workmanship Program has helped me acquire a job as a tradesman. By networking with the skilled instructors, I was able to showcase my potential and earn an apprenticeship."

Benjamin Rutt

CPM, Fall '19 Graduate

"I absolutely love teaching my trade... There’s fewer and fewer kids going into the trades, and anything I can do to promote my trade and bring men and women up through the trades... I’ll do anything I can to do that.”

Larry Dykhouse Jr.

Instructor & Carpenter | President & Contractor, Dykhouse Construction Company

"I really appreciate the fact that the instructors are all really good and genuinely passionate about their trade. They are all so patient and dedicated in re-teaching me something I may have learned before, even 4 to 6 times over again."

Andres Taveras

Fall 2021 Student

"This program is giving me confidence to step into new things outside my comfort zone. I don’t take it for granted."

Kanisha Clark

CPM, Fall ‘22 Graduate

"I love the lab portion of class. Everything we learned in the lecture we then apply it when building the sheds. My advice for new students would be to stick with it. The program is a lot of fun and it’s worth it."

Daniel Trapani

CPM, Fall '21 Graduate

"My advice for new students would be, stay open. Don’t be afraid to try new things and ask questions. At first, I was hesitant to ask questions but that is when I have learned the most."

Joshua Neidhardt

CPM, Fall '21 Graduate

"The Lord has blessed me with the skills to master my trade, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to be an instructor. 1 Peter 4:10 says, “Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in various forms.”

Matthew Gramazio

Union Electrician

"Anyone can tell you how to do something but it’s another thing to learn hands-on how to do it. We are constantly moving forward and excelling."

Chris Diaz

CPM, Fall ‘22 Graduate, Fine Woodworking, Spring '23 Graduate

"My experience in the Workmanship Program so far has been exciting. I love the framing portion of the course the most. There are so many details and I enjoy slowly building up."

Adam Barrios

CPM, Fall '21 Graduate

"I want to be an electrician. The Workmanship Program gives me general knowledge of electrical and helps me to gain more understanding about the other trades and the relationships between them."

Steven Gonzales

CPM, Fall '21 Graduate

"I love my trade of carpentry and I want to pass that passion on to the next generation. I am in the process of transitioning my life’s focus from success to significance, which is found in teaching others my trade so they can work with excellence."

David Justnes

Instructor & General Construction

"I respect all of the instructors. They know their stuff and all of them are great teachers. The advantage to taking this course is that you learn how to take these skills we learned and bring them into real life application. My advice for new students is to pay attention, because everything happens fast."

Brittney Reed

CPM, Fall ‘22 Graduate, Fine Woodworking, Spring '23 Graduate

"I’ve always liked working with my hands. My dad died when I was young. He was a real handy-man and I always wanted to follow in his footsteps... Everyone is here to help you learn and it doesn’t matter if you mess up. It’s a learning curve, but that’s how you learn. It’s a part of the process."

Jonathan Calabrese

Fine Woodworking, Fall ‘22 Graduate

"The Workmanship program taught me all the phases of how to put up a shed, even things as simple as how to properly use a measuring tape."

Alesandel Rivera

CPM, Fall '21 Graduate

"Every instructor was amazing and I learned so much through each of them. They were all so good at teaching their trade. I am encouraging many of my friends to come to the class because you learn so many useful skills."

Hugo Ortiz

CPM, Spring ‘22 Graduate, Fine Woodworking, Fall ‘22 Graduate

"My advice for a new student would be to take advantage of this program as much as possible. I appreciate all of the instructors because they are coming in to donate their time after a long day of work to share their expertise with us."

Stanley Rodriguez

CPM, Spring ‘22 Graduate, Fine Woodworking, Fall ‘22 Graduate

"I wanted to teach at the Workmanship Program to teach students about the passion Christ has given me to use gifts to do a trade and how, when you trust in Him, you can do all things for His Glory!"

Don Hoitsma

Instructor & Mason Contractor

“I had an amazing teacher in this industry. Without him, I would not be where I am now. Just paying it forward.”

Ben Osborne

Welding Instructor | Director of Operations, Richards Industries