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Building Trades

Students spend their first year in an exploratory program learning basic skills in plumbing, electrical, and carpentry. At the end of their freshman year, students select from one of the three fields in which they will concentrate for the remainder of their years at ACIT. Students in plumbing focus on the importance of safety, measuring, math, hand tools, the anatomy of different fixtures, installation, excavation, plumbing systems, heating systems, leak repair, welding and blueprint reading. Electrical students focus upon electrical safety, tools, math, electrical theory, the National Electrical Code, residential wiring, energy management, computer networking wiring, basic hand tools and equipment, basic blueprint reading and basic circuitry and symbols. Students in the electrical program are also equipped with the knowledge to earn the EIF (Energy Industry Fundamentals) Certification through the Center for Energy Workforce Development. Students in carpentry focus on proper use of hand and power tools, math, building codes, zoning regulations, schematic plan reading, residential carpentry, commercial carpentry, roofing and utilization of the CNC machine. Program graduates have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized NOCTI and OSHA certifications.

Possible Carpentry Future Career Opportunities:
  • Mechanic/Maintenance Worker
  • Construction Laborer
  • Carpenter Assembler and Repairer
  • Construction Carpenter
  • Building Maintenance Manager
  • Facility and Building Custodian
  • Buildings and Grounds Manager
  • Builder
  • Contractor
  • Industry Sales Representative
  • Millworker
  • Woodworker
Possible Electrical Future Career Opportunities:
  • Electrician
  • Utility Worker
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Construction Worker
  • Solar Power Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Construction Inspector
  • Home Entertainment System Technician
  • Contractor
Possible Plumbing Future Career Opportunities:
  • Construction Worker
  • Contractor
  • HVAC Technician
  • Hydrologist
  • Pipe Layer/Pipefitter
  • Plumbing Inspector
  • Plumber
  • PSE&G Service Technician
  • Sprinkler Technician
  • Utility Worker
College Options/ Post Secondary Training:
  • Construction Management
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
Industry Partners:
  • Viking Yacht Company
  • Shore Building Contractors
  • Regina Builders
  • Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Associated Construction Contractors of NJ
  • Vavaro Site Contractors LLC
  • Stockton University
  • Atlantic City Electric
  • Local IBEW 351
  • TLC Mechanical
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Highlands Mechanical
  • Dam HVAC Services
  • Ace Plumbing, Heating & Electrical Supplies
  • Shore Builders