Online/Local Construction or Building Classes

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I'm probably like a fair amount of people out there, in that I have no construction or building background. Only thing I hammered before getting into REI were beers in college.

Has anyone out there taken any online or local construction classes to better learn the process and the components of a house? I know my local community college offers classes but would prefer something online. And if you have, do have a program you can recommend? Thanks

I did not take any classes online but I did take classes at Neighborhood Housing Services NHS and Housing Preservation Development HPD in NYC.  Both were free, look to see if you have these in your city. 

The office of Adult and Continuing Education in NYC also offers free courses on electrical, welding, carpentry, plumbing, solar install, a/c and refrigeration, boiler maintenance and building maintenance. I took webdesign from them so I cannot account for the other courses. 

See if they offer this where you are.

I preferred NHS cause the teacher was nicer and it was more hands on.  I put up studs, laid down tiles, changed locks, did plumbing.  They showed me electrical and welding but I did not grasp it to well.

The online courses are not as comprehensive

Lastly there is youtube.

Also try these you'll have to pay for some

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