This Black Own, Fully Accredited Trade School in Columbia SC has spent decades training young men and women for todays workforce. They've help hundreds to obtain National Certifications and employment opportunities in the construction industry.
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Welcome! Construction Training Center (CTC) in Columbia, SC specializes in training individuals to become Rod Busters and Form Carpenters. We offer employable skills to male and female students for permanent job placement in the construction industry. Call us today to speak with an advisor and schedule a campus visit. 1-803-403-1990
There are many options when it comes to choosing the developing skills that will enable individuals to become employable. CTC has chosen Rod Buster and Form Carpentry Training. CTC is licensed by the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education, 1333 Main Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201, (803) 737-2260.
Form Carpentry - the technique to build forms into which concrete is poured during the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, etc.
Rod Busters - Perform a technique used to tie rebar (steel) of various sizes together to serve as reinforcement prior to pouring concrete.
All programs (900 contact hours).
Upon receiving your application and registration fee, we will confirm a space on the condition that all admission requirements will be met. A prospective applicant may not begin training until all requirements have been fulfilled. Should classes become full prior to receiving an application; the applicant will be telephoned and placed on a waiting list for the next session. The applicant will need at least a high school diploma or GED. You will have to be at least 18 years of age. Anyone under the age of 18 will need parental or guardian permission in order to qualify for acceptance to the program. Once admitted, a letter of acceptance will be mailed to you.
Requirements for Graduation
1. 900 clock hours
2. At least 70% Grade Point Average
3. Pass the final exam
Successful Student Achievement Rates:
Form Carpentry: Graduation Rate 49% - Employment Rate 43%
Rod Buster: Graduation Rate 51% - Employment Rate 40%
Students who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from CTC.
Full Time Class Schedule Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
30 Minute Lunch Break
Friday 8:00 am - 12:40 pm
Please download CTC's Student Catalog for further information on programs and policies.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Construction workers must perform multiple tasks at construction sites that require extensive physical labor, including lifting, climbing, bending, digging, and operating hand and power tools. Along with physical strength, construction workers must have excellent hand-eye coordination, be able to move his/her hands quickly, and be able to grasp and assemble objects with 2 hands. Many jobs require sitting, standing or lying down. They must possess multi-limb coordination, which is the ability to work with both arms, both legs or one leg and one arm (
According to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook: Carpenters are involved in many types of construction, from building highways and bridges, the work is sometimes strenuous. Ironworkers (Reinforcing Ironworkers/Rod Busters) perform physically demanding and dangerous work, often working at great heights. Therefore those entering into construction training are required to perform accordingly.
About Our School ---
The Construction Training Center (CTC) was started as a sole proprietorship in 2000 by John E. Cammon. In March 2006 he formed a nonprofit organization under the same name and then, in March 2009, he dissolved the nonprofit and restructured it as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in order to facilitate the rapid growth he envisioned the school having as a result of its association with the nearby nuclear facilities. It is also certified by the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education as a nonpublic post-secondary institution, licensed to award certificates in construction. The Construction Training Center is also certified by the Midlands Workforce Investment Act Board and is a certified National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) training site. CTC is accredited by the ACCSC: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
CTC has designed programs that instruct students in construction terminology, technique, tools, equipment and materials used by rod busters and form carpentrers. In addition, students learn a variety of safety practices, basic blue print reading, as well as basic computer skills to enhance employability in the construction industry.
CTC and its programs hold the key to self-sufficiency for those attending the school through employability skills and life skills training. John Cammon, owner/instructor, believes that the integrated programs at CTC makes a positive impact on the local economy and facilitate personal growth in the rural area. Not only is the school dedicated to creating a new workforce in the construction industry, but it also enhances and upgrades the skills of those already working in the construction industry.
Our Mission ---
Construction Training Center seeks to make a significant contribution to the economic development of Richland County and surrounding areas with specific emphasis on Rod Buster and Form Carpentry Training; more specifically, we seek to train male/female students for permanent jobs with a focus on assisting welfare recipients, non-custodial parents, and unskilled workers gain the necessary skills to become employable.
For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 1-803-403-1990 or fill out the following form
7355 GARNERS FERRY ROAD
COLUMBIA, SC 29209
Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM
John Cammon, President/CEO
Cheri Kelly, Vice President/Administrator
Walter English, Chief Financial Officer
Kelvin Felder, Director of Student Operations