Historic Preservation Construction
Cape Fear Community College, together with the Historic Wilmington Foundation , is offering Historic Preservation Trades courses to meet the needs of the historic home and business owners in our community.Search & Register for Upcoming Courses
Note: Dates are tentative and subject to change.
Intro to Historic Preservation Construction – 96 Hours
Take field trips to local historic homes and buildings to gain an understanding of and appreciation for Wilmington’s historic community. This class meets two times a week—once face-to-face and once online.Sign up today!
Intermediate Historic Preservation Construction – 96 Hours
The course is designed to teach students how to properly renovate historical homes and small commercial units with a preservation approach. Students will be able to identify different styles of historic materials, and methods used to construct them. Have a full comprehension of interior and exterior value and how to preserve them as well as understand the architecture of Wilmington and its historic districts.Sign up today!
Capstone Historic Preservation Construction – COMING SOON!
The course allows students to apply their knowledge and skillset to properly renovate historical homes and small commercial units with a preservation approach. Upon completing this course, students will have a portfolio of historic project deliverables and a complete comprehension of the architecture of Wilmington and its historic districts.
Upon completing all three courses, students will earn a certificate in Historic Preservation Construction from Cape Fear Community College.
Job & Industry
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for carpenters was $48,330 in May 2019.
For additional job outlook information, visit bls.gov .
The Historic Preservation Technology: A Primer textbook by Robert A. Young (ISBN: 978-0-471-78836-2, March 2008) is available for purchase at the CFCC North Campus Bookstore.