• Introduction to Construction

    This course can be taken inn be taken in 10th grade.

    This course exposes students to the opportunities available in construction-related trades, such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and so on. Students learn about the processes involved in construction projects and may engage in a variety of small projects.

     

    Construction I

    This course provides experiences related to the erection, installation, and maintenance of residential buildings and related fixtures. Planned learning activities allow students to understand fundamental principles and methods, and develop technical skills related to masonry, carpentry, and finish work. Instruction includes safety principles and practices, recognition of standard lumber sizes, foundation layout methods, building concepts and procedures, local, state, and national codes, cost estimating, and blueprint reading.

     

    Construction II

    This course provides learning experiences related to the erection, installation, maintenance, and repair of building structures and related utilities. Student technical skill experiences include instruction and activities in safety principles and practices, performing maintenance control functions, joining pipes, building water distribution lines and drains, installing and maintaining plumbing fixtures and systems, installing switch and outlet boxes, light fixtures, service entrances, roughing in and trimming out electrical devices and appliances, preparing foundations and footings, constructing residential chimneys and fireplaces, laying, jointing and pointing brick, and advanced building and construction methods and codes. All learning experiences are designed to allow the student to acquire job-entry skills and knowledge.

     

    Work-Based Learning Construction

    This course is taken Senior year and is by application only.

    Construction Industry Work-Based Learning is a course to train students in construction related occupation from building trades to management. The off-site, unpaid construction internship includes hands-on training in a wide variety of construction trade skills provided by union construction contractors. This course also provides learning experiences related to the erection, installation, maintenance, and repair of building structures and related utilities. Student technical skill experiences include instruction and activities in safety principles and practices, obtaining an OSHA-10 Hour Safety credential, CPR and First Aide certification, performing maintenance control functions, joining pipes, building water distribution lines and drains, installing and maintaining plumbing fixtures and systems, installing switch and outlet boxes, light fixtures, service entrances, roughing in and trimming out electrical devices and appliances, preparing foundations and footings, constructing residential chimneys and fireplaces, laying, jointing and pointing brick, and advances building and construction methods and codes. All learning experiences are designed to allow the student to acquire job-entry skills and knowledge.