COURSE OVERVIEW

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    BUILDING TRADES

    Grade Level: 11-12
    Credit Value:
    1.0 Elective, Industrial Technology
    Postsecondary Connections:
    Students may be able to earn the 10-hour OSHA certification as well as college credit through articulation agreements with educational partners. Students taking this course may consider continuing education and careers as contractors, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, masons, project managers, and engineers. Potential for earning Articulated Post Secondary Credits
    Pre-Requisite: Student Application

    Course Description: While in the building trades program, students are given an extraordinary opportunity to build custom structures from the ground up. This program will require students to manage time and tools; read and interpret building plans; work independently and in groups; and have a mature attitude towards their learning and experiences. Students will be working on a job site every day in small groups, individually, or with an entire class. They will gain experience in every aspect of construction including surveying, concrete, rough carpentry, plumbing, electrical, insulation, sheetrock, roofing, finishing / trim, and painting. Completing a project of this scale will equip students with valuable skills to make them wise consumers, as well as wise career decision makers. Students will earn the 10-hour OSHA certification as well as potential college credit through articulation agreements with educational partners. Students taking this path may look ahead to education and careers as contractors, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, masons, project managers, and engineers. Students will learn all aspects of construction that go into building a home. This will include:

    • Safety Jobsite Supervision 
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Surveying Electrical 
    • Concrete/Masonry
    • Rough/Finished Carpentry 
    • Insulation Inspection
    • Rough/Finished Plumbing 
    • Roofing Tool Use and Management
    • HVAC Flooring
    • Material Estimation Painting