Building Technology Cluster

INTRO TO CONSTRUCTION TRADES (Grade 10) (2 Credits)

Intro To Construction Trades students will learn to read and understand blueprints and how to properly bid a job from the prints. They will learn the proper and safe use of power tools and pneumatic nail guns while building projects for class or personal projects for themselves (i.e. hunting blinds/ice shanties, speaker boxes and more). Students will have the skills needed for a career and knowledge for everyday projects.

CONSTRUCTION TRADES I (2 Credits)

Construction Trades is designed for students interested in learning basic skills related to construction and maintenance of small and large structures. Hands-on experience will be gained through the various building/repair projects. Learning experiences will be gained through introduction to hand and power tools use, building materials, blueprint reading, computer-aided design, concrete work, brick and block masonry, carpentry skills, roofing insulation, windows and doors, interior trim, vinyl siding, plumbing, electrical, cabinetmaking, drywall hanging and finishing, painting, finishing woodwork, landscaping and employability skills.
Prerequisite: None

CONSTRUCTION TRADES II (2 Credits)

Construction Trades II students will further develop their construction and leadership skills. They will be assigned as crew leaders and will focus on their own career interest. Advanced second year students can also be placed on a work experience site with a contractor in the community to further define their career goal.
Prerequisite: Construction Trades I