There are many options when it comes to choosing the developing skills that will enable individuals to become employable.  CTC has chosen Rod Busting and Form Carpentry.  CTC is licensed by the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education, 1333 Main Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201, (803) 737-2260.

Rod Busting - is a technique used to tie rebar (steel) of various sizes together to serve as reinforcement prior to pouring concrete.

Form Carpentry  - the technique to build forms into which concrete is poured during the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, etc.

All programs (900 contact hours).  

Admission Requirements
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 untill 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

Students who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from CTC.

Tuition and Fees

Rod Buster Program
Tuition                            $11710.00
Tools and Supplies              700.00
Books                                   590.00
Total Cost                      $13000.00

Total Hours 900

Form Carpentry Program
Tuition                            $11710.00
Tools and Supplies              700.00
Books                                   590.00
Total Cost                      $13000.00

Total Hours 900

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.