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Construction Trades

Gain experience and active learning in the multi-faceted construction industry. Increase your technical vocabulary, interpret and understand architectural drawings and blueprints, and develop valuable skills in the building trades. The possibilities are limitless!


PDF DocumentConstruction Trades Program Summary Sheet

CORE SKILLS

  • Proper use of tools
  • Blueprint reading
  • Structural layout tools
  • Masonry
  • Rough and finish carpentry
  • General construction safety
  • Teamwork and employability skills
  • Communication skills

FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS

  • Carpenter
  • Mason
  • Finish carpenter
  • Flooring installer
  • Drywall installer
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Project manager
  • General contractor

CERTIFICATIONS and ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Math credit
  • Visual Performing Applied Arts credit
  • PASSES EDGE workplace safety certificate
  • CPR and first aid certification
  • OSHA basic training
  • Postsecondary articulated credit

SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS

Students engage in active learning by participating in full-scale projects in the indoor construction bay, career day events, and by making connections with guest speakers, field trips, job shadows, co-op and work experiences in the construction trades industry.

LEADERSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Club participation, competition and leadership can occur with MITES, National Association of Home Builders, National Technical Honor Society and student council.