DIY Home Improvement Basics

Course Name

DIY Home Improvement Basics

Contact Hours: 10

Course Description

Tired of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars for common repairs around your home? Our home improvement courses will enable you to develop the skills you need to tackle any home repair or enhancement project. Our courses are convenient, affordable and flexible, with step by step video instructions to simplify even the trickiest tasks. Learn at your own pace and get ready to “do it yourself”! Topics covered include: Drywall Repair, Shelving, Window Safety Locks, Window Blinds, Door Stop, Bi-Fold Closet Doors, Interior Doorknob, Exterior Doorknob and Deadbolt, Door Weather Stripping, Light Fixture, Ceiling fan, Light Switch, Unclogging a Sink Drain, Bathroom Faucet, Toilet, Laminate Flooring, Learn basic concepts of preparation, measuring, safety and tool operations and get ready to improve your home one room at a time.

Please note: Course of study may be completed earlier than indicated.


Upon successful completion, students will learn basic concepts of preparation, measuring, safety and tool operations, and get ready to improve their home one room at a time.


You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding.


Module 1: Introduction to Course and Tools

1.1 Introduction to the DIY Home Improvement Basics
1.2 Hand Tools
1.3 Power Tools

Module 2: Drywall Repair

2.1 Wall Preparation and Compound Application
2.2 Sanding And Primer Application
2.3 Painting

Module 3: Shelving

3.1 How to Install Basic Shelf

Module 4: Window Safety Locks

4.1 How to Install Basic Window Safety Locks

Module 5: Window Blinds

5.1 Removing Existing Blinds
5.2 Installing New Blinds

Module 6: Door Stop

6.1 How to Install Basic Door Stop

Module 7: Bi-Fold Closet Doors

7.1 How to Replace Bi-Fold Closet Doors

Module 8: Interior Doorknob

8.1 How to Replace an Interior Door Knob

Module 9: Exterior Doorknob and Deadbolt

9.1 Introduction to Exterior Doorknob and Deadbolt
9.2 Replacing the Deadbolt and Door Knob
9.3 Replacing the Strike Plates

Module 10: Door Weather Stripping

10.1 How to Replace Weather Stripping On an Exterior Door

Module 11: Light Fixture

11.1 How to Replace a Light Fixture

Module 12: Ceiling fan