Construction Trades

Construction Trades I and II:

The Construction Trades Program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a building construction career. Students are instructed in the safe use of all tools, materials, and construction techniques necessary to succeed in the building trade. Areas of instruction include carpentry, plumbing, residential electricity, heating, cabinet making, masonry and painting. The basic principles of math, blueprint reading, local building codes, cost estimates, building materials and structural design, with a strong emphasis on construction and structural safety are integrated into these instructional areas. The first year of this program will provide the fundamentals and basic skills in the planning and construction of a residential home, including framing methods, foundation work, insulation, roofing, flooring, and dry wall construction. Instruction in these skills will take place in a laboratory setting. In the second year, the program centers on the construction of an actual house to be sold upon completion. Instruction will focus on areas such as: windows and doors, staircases and interior finish work. Level II students will be able to concentrate on specific areas according to their interests and continue their development in the areas of advanced carpentry and cabinet making techniques.part of Skills U.S.A