Trades and Industry


This course will introduce and train students in the basic skills necessary to pursue a career in construction. This course covers foundations, flooring, framing, plumbing, electrical, sheetrock, windows, doors, blueprint reading, use of hand tools and construction math. Projects will be built at sites away from school and will be set up for two-hour classes. Upon completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to apply for summer work with several industry partners. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards, which include basic academic skills communications, problem solving and workplace safety.

First Quarter:

-Study technical and job skills related to careers in the construction industry.

-Develop teamwork and problem solving skills.

-Proper safe work practices in accordance with OSHA standards.

-Learn and apply measurements and math applications used in construction.

Second Quarter:

-Study different phases associated with simple residential and commercial construction.

-Identify various hand tools and power tools associated with the construction industry.

--Study trends in the construction industry.

Third Quarter:

-Demonstrate proper techniques associated with residential and commercial construction.

-Demonstrate skills in basic layout, preparation and leveling.

-Learn concrete and masonry techniques.

-Learn basic floor systems.

-Learn rafter systems and roofing materials.

Fourth Quarter:

-Apply all skills in a building project.