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0 - 3 Months NTCA Tile Training Program

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Courses in 0 - 3 Months NTCA Tile Training Program
  • Orientation to the Job

    Introduction to the tile trade

  • Construction Safety

    Introduction to construction safety using OSHA videos

  • Tile Specific Safety Awareness

    Intro to safety concerns for any tile installer or finisher

  • Safety Orientation Part 1

    Introduction to personal protection equipment or PPE

  • Safety Orientation Part 2

    Introduction to reporting accidents, lifting techniques, fall protection, ladders, vehicle safety

  • Safety Orientation Part 3

    Introduction to toolbox talks, safety boxes, fire extinguishers, eye wash, and annual training

  • Hand Tool Orientation

    Introduction to hand tools that you will be using on the job.

  • Cutting Tool Orientation

    Introduction to cutting tools that will be used on the job.

  • Electric Tool Orientation

    Introduction to electric tools that you will use on the job.

  • What to Expect on the Job

    Introduction to a typical workday for a new apprentice, helper or hire.

  • Markets that Use Tile

    This is a brief introduction of various markets that use tile and where it is installed.

  • Related Products and Industries

    Introduction to terrazzo, restoration, care and maintenance

  • History of Tile

    Overview of the history of tile.

  • Introduction to Trims and Profiles

    This course in an introduction to trims and profiles including where, when, and why they are used.

  • Introduction to Bonding Materials

    Introduction to bonding materials and where they are used

  • Introduction to Grout

    Introduction to different types of grout

  • Introduction to Preparation Materials

    Introduction to materials used to prep surfaces

  • Introduction to Primers

    This course in an introduction to primers including where and why they are used.

  • Waterproof Membranes 101

    Introduction to waterproof membranes

  • Crack Isolation Membrane 101

    This is an introductory course to crack isolation membranes.

  • Mortar Beds and Admixtures 101

    This is an introduction to mortar beds and admixtures.

  • Introduction to Cleaning Agents and Sealers

    Just before you leave a project, you may need to do a final cleaning or seal the surface.  This course introduces you to the products that are used and when.

  • Sealants

    This is an introductory course to sealants or the products used to allow movement in your finished tile assembly.