Skills Training for Building Supers, Part A

at New York City College of Technology

Course Details
$445 6 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Sep 21, 6:00pm - Oct 12, 9:00pm Eastern Time (7 sessions)

Live Online
Price includes $20 Registration Fee
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
System Requirements:

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

Class Delivery:

This class will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this construction training:

Skills Training for Building Supers, Part A: Certificate of Competency

This course will be conducted from the instructor's workshop. You will participate from home. A tool kit with a list of basic items is required for the class.

This short virtual hands-on program prepares individuals to work as building supers and handyman. Students will learn the essential skills needed to maintain a small residential building. While we are online, the instructor will demonstrate from his shop, with students participating at home.

Topics include plumbing, electrical, tiling, plaster/drywall, as well as essential communication skills for working with tenants and outside contractors. This lecture and hands-on-training class are designed to prepare you for work as an in-house super. Students will receive a certificate of completion that may be presented as evidence of having met the educational requirements to work as a competent building super.

Students will learn to repair toilets and faucets, install locks, wire outlets, plaster, set tile and perform the everyday tasks of a resident super. The class also covers NYC pest control requirements(bedbugs and rats) and the workings of heating systems. This is an extremely interactive class! Although HPD does not currently ask for the certificate of competency, it's our belief that supers must be very competent- and must have the people skills to work with residents and outside contractors.

Materials Needed (See attached shopping cart)

  • Hammer
  • screwdriver (flathead and phillips)
  • plumbers wrench
  • utility knife
  • electrician's tape
  • spackle knife
  • Qt. jount compound
  • # 6 drywall screws
  • 2 pieces 2' x 2' sheetrock
  • 36 4 x 4 tiles (inexpensive)
  • qt. tile cement
  • tile sponge
  • qt grout, or dry, unsanded
  • 1/8" tile spacers

Price includes $20 Registration Fee

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Refund Policy
Tuition refunds are issued to fully paid students under the following conditions: 100% refunded when withdrawal notice is received prior to first class meeting. 80% refunded if notice is received before the second class meeting. No refunds are given after the 2nd class. All registration fees are non-refundable. 

The Center reserves the right to cancel any course or modify the schedule. This can also include cancellation at the first class meeting. In the event of such a cancellation, you will receive a full refund of all tuition and fees.
Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time TBD 7 $445
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Sep 23 6:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time TBD
Tue, Sep 28 6:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time TBD
Thu, Sep 30 6:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time TBD
Tue, Oct 05 6:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time TBD
Thu, Oct 07 6:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time TBD
Tue, Oct 12 6:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time TBD

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Question from Ozzie
The right question I should be asking is that I work as a building porter and they want to promote me to be the super of the building and all they ask is for me to do Minor repairs with this class is good for me
Question from Ozzie
How many parts is this class?
Question from Anonymous
Will we be learning handyman skills? Also, I have no handyman skills is this class for me?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The class teaches handyman skills so this can be a great class for you.
Question from Daniel Larios L.
Is there a certification or test to get certified that we pay to take after?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Daniel! There is no test or certification. If the student passes the class, they will receive a certificate from NYCCT continuing Education. Hope this helps!
Question from ralph r.
Is this good for an experience maintenance man that will be running a building?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Ralph! Part of the training deals with communicating with outside contractors and working with tenants. It's a series of classes. It starts off with the basic skills but it includes working with tenants and contractors. It's basically for a maintenance person who wants to get into the field and then somebody who wants to move up because the other 2 sections are geared to someone who wants to move to a management role.
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