Construction Trades

Career Diploma Accredited

Construction Trades Training For Your Employees

Penn Foster’s online Construction Trades Career Diploma Program can help you expand your contracting or remodeling business with skilled workers. Throughout their training, learners will build foundational understanding of essential carpentry and construction skills with courses like building codes, framing, and drywall techniques, making them an asset to your business. 

  • Prepares learners to be effective in construction roles such as carpenter, construction carpenter, or wood floor installer. 
  • Through interactive videos, simulations, and learning aids, learners can prepare for real-world situations with Penn Foster's Learn-Practice-Apply instruction model. 
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your learners or employees successfully progress through training.
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What Your Learners Will Study

  1. How to outline design techniques and principles in the production and interpretation of basic blueprints and architectural drawings to follow specifications and meet the needs of clients.
  2. How to solve problems by adjusting project plans, including types of installation methods of materials and related equipment.
  3. How to install windows, insulation, and exterior finishes, including the basics of deck design and construction.
  4. How to understand several basic methods of framing and structural design used to create home frames, floor, wall, and roof framing systems.

Construction Trades Training Curriculum


Average completion time: 9-13 mo

Our online Construction Trades Training Program utilizes a learn-practice-apply instruction model to ensure learners effectively progress through training and develop the foundational skills necessary to succeed on the job. Online courses include: 

  • Construction Drawings and Building Materials
  • Tools, Foundations, and Concrete Work
  • Framing
  • Insulation and Exterior Finishes

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Our Partners

Penn Foster works with leading organizations to upskill and re-skill working learners.
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How it works

Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, anywhere
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation

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