Construction

Overview

Students will learn basic tool usage and safety as related to residential construction industry. Exposure will be given to electrical trades that work in constructing homes. The students will learn Job Safety, Bending of Conduit, Test Equipment, and Residential wiring. Students who are considering a career in the electrical industry should take this class. Projects will be wiring residential circuits and panels. Students will also learn construction concepts.

Courses

CONSTRUCTION TRADES I - (6231)

SEMESTER – 1/2 CREDIT (GRADES 9-12)
DESCRIPTION: Designed to be an introduction to the construction industry. Topics covered are Safety, Health, & Environmental, Industry Overview, and Construction Tools & Equipment. Students will participate in our tool safety program which includes hammer, center punch, handsaw, hacksaw, drill, saber saw, jig saw, circular saw, miter saw, table saw, band saw, drill press, panel saw, planer, jointer, and combination sander. Students will be involved in hands-on projects, field trips, and will be introduced to professionals in the industry. The class is one semester in length and has no prerequisites.

PREREQUISITE: None.

CONSTRUCTION TRADES II - (6232)

SEMESTER – 1/2 CREDIT (GRADES 9-12)
DESCRIPTION: Designed to be an introduction to the construction industry. Topics covered are Employability and Technology Skills, Construction Materials, and Building Construction Design. Students will be involved in hands-on projects, field trips, and will be introduced to professionals in the industry. Our program will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to offer students project based learning opportunities. The class is one semester in length and students must have completed Construction Trades I.

PREREQUISITE: Construction Trades I.

CONSTRUCTION TRADES III (6241)

SEMESTER – ½ CREDIT (GRADES 10-12)
DESCRIPTION: Designed to be an introduction to the construction industry. Topics covered are Common Construction Practices, Residential Construction Techniques, and Construction Business Management. Students will be involved in hands-on projects, field trips, and will be introduced to professionals in the industry. Our program will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to offer students project based learning opportunities. The class is one semester in length and students must have completed or be currently enrolled in Construction Trades II. This class can be taken simultaneously with the Construction Trades II course.

CONSTRUCTION TRADES IV (6242)

SEMESTER– ½ CREDIT (GRADES 10-12)
DESCRIPTION: Designed to be an introduction to the construction industry. Topics covered are Site Preparation and Infrastructure, Green Technology Construction Techniques, and Heavy Equipment/Civil Construction Techniques. Students will be involved in hands-on projects, field trips, and will be introduced to professionals in the industry. Our program will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to offer students project based learning opportunities. The class is one semester in length and students must have completed or be currently enrolled in Construction Trades III.