If you’re keen on construction and urban planning, courses in building services might be right for you. Combining engineering and design with carpentry and construction, these courses give interested students a competitive building and design edge in their studies.
So, what is a course in building services anyway? Not to be confused with building management or maintenance, courses in building services cover topics such as surveying, structural engineering, and materials management. Students learn how to work with architects to help design buildings, source construction materials, and manage all aspects of construction and build out from the ground up. Some fine arts classes such as woodworking and sculpture often fall under the category of this course topic.
There are myriad benefits of taking courses in building services, most notably of which is the acquisition of a practical skill set that can be put to use in a variety of disciplines. Students who take more advanced courses in building services benefit from a high employability rate.
Costs associated with courses in building services vary and are comparable to courses in engineering. Added factors to consider for these courses are the costs of building or construction materials and apprenticeships.
Students who take courses in building services find themselves better prepared for today’s job market, regardless of their final degree. Jobs are plentiful in the industry, both in the United States and overseas, and students who go on to earn a degree in this discipline enjoy exciting careers that combine technical planning and design work together with hands-on installation and problem solving. Moreover, students with green building design and construction courses under their belt—a highly sought-after expertise—are very desirable to potential employers.
There are numerous opportunities to take building services courses both nationally and internationally. Many courses are also offered online, which may be ideal for working professionals, part-time students, or students with families. To get started with a course in building services, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
This course is designed to fully comply with all regulatory standards and is tailored to the specific needs of your operations (e.g. focused emergency response). HAZWOPER provides knowledge and skills necessary to assist with remedial operations surrounding a hazardous materials incident and utilizes a combination of classroom presentation and “hands-on” table top exercises. [+]
The OSHA-10 Hour Construction Training is a two (2) day course designed to provide construction contractors, their supervisors, and workers, with authoritative knowledge on safety and health issues in the construction industry. It offers an educational overview of the ten most common areas of safety concern. [+]
The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and Surveying is a broad-based course, designed to give you the relevant vocational knowledge and skills for a career in any sector of the construction industry. There is a strong vocational emphasis to the course which is underpinned by a relevant amount of theoretical study. Successful completion of the HNC may help you to move from a craft role in the industry to either a technical or... [+]
The FdSc Construction & Surveying is a broad-based course that will give you the relevant vocational knowledge and skills for a career in any sector of the construction industry. There is a strong vocational emphasis to the course that is underpinned by a relevant amount of theoretical study. Successful completion of the foundation degree allows advanced entry to the University's suite of construction and surveying related BSc (Hons)... [+]
This course is designed to give an overview into the management of temporary electrical systems for live events, based on the BS 7909 code of practice. [+]
This course is an in-depth theoretical and practical training course designed for people of all levels of experience. It’s delivered using a purpose-designed truss rig and a wide range of safety equipment. It also includes one night’s on-site accommodation. [+]
The quality of interior design courses at Inchbald is acknowledged throughout the interior design professions. Among our graduates are many ‘first league’ designers currently working in domestic or commercial interior design. Studying an interior design course at the Inchbald School of Design, whatever the level or duration, is a challenging and enjoyable experience. [+]
Steamfitter/Pipefitters install and repair both high-pressure and low-pressure pipe systems used in manufacturing, the oil and gas industry, in the generation of electricity, and in the heating and cooling of buildings. [+]
When you enroll in the A/C Refrigeration Technician program at CBT College, you could receive the training necessary to begin working in an entry-level position. You do not have to spend years and years training to receive the industry experience that is necessary to begin finding employment; instead, you will spend eight months in this program, which is available in both English and Spanish languages... [+]
Knowledge of Basic Electricity & Electronics and the fundamentals of refrigeration technology are prerequisite for the Commercial Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Program. [+]
Every household, every business, and just about every building in the world has some major appliances in use. Clothes Washers, Dish Washers, Clothes Dryers, Refrigerators, Microwave Ovens, Stoves and disposals are some of the more common ones. [+]
The Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing (formerly Plumbing Techniques) program will provide you with a variety of trade-specific skills, introducing you to installing, maintaining and repairing piping systems in residential, commercial and industrial settings, to enhance opportunities for employment. [+]