For more than 15 years, the Green Construction Program has helped prepare our students for a career in the construction field with the latest building techniques to compete in the emerging green economy. The program teaches the basics of carpentry, electricity, solar panel installation, and job-site skills at the Michael H. Kappaz Training Center located within the Spanish Catholic Center. The class is taught in English with assistance for Spanish speakers. The nationally certified curriculum includes the latest in green building technology and graduates will receive a nationally accredited certificate in green construction.


The program is open to all DC and Maryland residents over the age of 18. The class is taught in English with assistance for Spanish speakers, as the program hopes to empower Hispanic immigrants with new job skills that can benefit our community immediately. There is a $150 fee for registration.  Please call for enrollment information.

Hours: Classes last 10 weeks, and clients have the option to enroll in one of two sections.  Both sections meet Monday through Friday. Section 1 meets 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Section 2 meets from 1 p.m.  to 5 p.m.

Specialized Green Building Training
  • Weatherization
  • Sustainable Building
  • Occupational Math
  • Technical English
  • OSHA Safety Training
  • Job Skills and Referrals
NCCER Accredited Unit National Certifications
  • NCCER Core Curriculum
  • Introductory Craft Skills
  • OSHA-10
  • Flagger Safety
  • CPR-AED First Aid
  • NCCER Electrical Level One
  • Residential Electrical Wiring in Spanish language

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