Workers in the building construction field are in the business of making people’s dreams come true. Whether it’s a dream home, an office building, a grocery store, or a remodeling job, the construction industry is a popular field to build a career. In this program, students obtain the skills, technical knowledge, and work habits necessary to succeed in the construction and maintenance industry. They put classroom knowledge to work through hands-on activities in the lab and at the project house. All aspects of the construction industry are studied including: blueprint reading, framing, roofing, siding, masonry, and basic carpentry, repair and maintenance skills.
Personal Management and Employability Skills
Wood Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives
Floor Systems, Wall, Ceiling, and Roof Framing</span/>
Windows and Exterior Doors
Reading Plans and Elevations
Distance Measurements and Leveling
Concrete and Reinforcing Materials
Exterior Finish and Roofing
Thermal and Moisture Protection
Stairs, Drywall, Interior Finish, and Cabinet Installation
Apprenticeship opportunities with the Carpenters Local 706
Students may participate in SkillsUSA, a national organization that provides opportunities to develop teamwork, presonal leadership, and career skills valued by employers.
12th grade students will complete and present senior projects.
Students may build a house off site.
Unpaid work experience
Co-op and paid work experience may be available.
Tech Prep program
STUDENTS CAN EARN:
4.0 cr. Building Construction
Program completers may qualify for articulated college credit from the following colleges and universities.
|Davenport University||Technical Engineering Systems Pathway||BUSN210 (Professional Ethics)
GNSS (General Social Science Credit)
SOSC201 (Diversity in Society)
GNBS (General Business Credit)
|Delta College||Construction Management||RC191 Const. Print Interpretations
RC104 Construction Lab I
SKCT114 Framing Square
Personal Management & Employability Skills
CareerSafe Safety Education Training
Eye protection (provided for nonprescription)
Students must adhere to all OSHA/MIOSHA rules and regulations
Students must compete safety competencies before working in the lab or project house
Able to manipulate power and hand tools
Able to lift and move building materials
Able to climb scaffolding and ladders
Good muscular and eye-hand coordination, physical stamina, and strength
Basic math, measurements, decimals, and fractionsAble to apply algebra and geometry to solve construction related problems
Text reading level: 7th grade
Ability to work well as a team memberAbility to work within precise limits or standards of accuracy
Students may be involved in off site construction projects
Students must be free of allergies from dust
Able to work independently with minimal supervision
Finish Carpenter, Rough Carpenter, Construction Laborer, Safety Manager, Estimator, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Construction Foreman, Mason, Wholesale, Roofer, Architect, Apprentice Carpenter, General Contractor/Builder