Deck Building

Over a million decks are built and replaced annually in the United States. The demand for new outdoor living spaces has increased nationwide in recent years, and the industry has been further bolstered by the need to repair or replace existing aging and unsafe structures. As a result, employers in the industry are looking to grow their workforce.

Start Your Deck Building Career, Today!

This course is designed to give you an introduction to the deck building industry, materials used to build and repair decks, and the terminology required to interview and increase your chance of obtaining an entry-level/apprentice position on an existing deck building team.

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  • Education from industry-leading experts
  • Instructor led, remote learning platform
  • Upon completion you can earn a starter tool kit and protective gear
  • Access to industry employers looking to hire (OJT opportunity)
  • Second chance industry- people with criminal backgrounds can apply

Topics Covered

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Terminology, safety, evaluating the space
  • Framing, decking materials, handrail assemblies and guards
  • Landings, stairs, joists, beams, footers and foundations
  • Lighting and porches


The requirements listed below are not needed to take the course, but are required to get connected to an employer:

  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Must not have a felony for assault or theft
  • Must have valid driver's license
  • Must have a car to get to different work locations