The mission of the Four Walls Career and Technical Education Center is to provide unemployed and underemployed District of Columbia residents with basic literacy skills, employability skills, and career and technical education as a means of increasing self-sufficiency and improving quality of life.

We are currently enrolling students for HVAC/Electrical Wiring, Stationary Steam Engineering, and NEDP.

Four Walls Career And Technical Education Center​

Serving adults and family educational needs

Our Instructors​

All Four Walls Career & Technical Education Center teachers are dedicated to giving adult learners the necessary tools and instruction that will enhance their lives. 


  • OSHA-10
  • Flaggers
  • CPR
  • CFC Universal
  • Stationary Steam Engineer Licenses

Auto CAD
Computer Aided Design(CAD).

Students learn computer aided design, as used to assist in the preparation of blue prints, engineering designs, and other technical documents.

Electrical Wiring

Prepares students for the electrical wiring of private and commercial establishment.  The course covers workplace safety, hardware and materials, tools, test and measurements tools, cable installation, branch circuit, video, voice and data wiring installation, lighting fixtures, service panel and troubleshooting.

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

This course is designed to provide students with the principles of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.  Students receive hands on experience and make site visits.  This training includes installations, maintenance and equipment repair.


This course covers the beginning skills for entry level positions into the plumbing trades or pre-apprenticeship program.

Stationary Steam Engineering

Covers the following areas  Boiler construction, boiler operation principles, steam and hot water heating systems, draft systems, boiler water treatment, boiler fittings, feed water systems, boiler room math, boiler operation procedures, boiler operation safety cooling safety, cooling systems, basic electricity, pumps and valves.

Core Curriculum

Covers the entry fundamentals required by the National Center for Construction, Education and Research (NCCER) for safety and productivity.  Core Curriculum is a prerequisite for the HVAC and Plumbing classes.

Evening Program

Monday through Thursday

5 pm - 8 pm

Nominal fee to participate