Construction Trades Program (Seniors Only)
Students build a skill set that includes framing, estimating, roofing, and interior finishing, learn how to read and interpret blueprints and build structures using a wide range of professional power tools and carpentry materials, and hone employability skills through study of the PACT curriculum.
Prerequisites at the Time of Senior Year Enrollment
Minimum of 11 core credits (2.5 must be English), completion of Construction Innovations or previous construction-related coursework, on track to graduate
Credits & Certifications Offered
High School Credit
- 3 CTE Year One
- Ranken Technical College - college credit opportunities exist through credit for prior learning or credit by assessment
*College credit and certification are not guaranteed. Their attainment is dependent on student performance in both the course and on external industry assessments. All certifications are through external agencies and the accommodations permitted will vary from assessment to assessment. Additionally, students must participate in the full two years of the program to be potentially eligible for all certifications listed.
- Home Builders Institute (HBI) – Pre- Apprenticeship Training Core Certification
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – 10 hour Construction Industry Certification
How Will My Time Be Spent?
Program Year Classroom Time Lab Time CTE Year One 25% or less 75% or more
Tech is Real World Learning
Students in this program learn through the use of a variety of industry grade tools and equipment and texts. Their real world labs also require uniforms and personal protective equipment.
Tools & Equipment
- Personal protective equipment
- Hand tools
- Corded power tools
- Cordless power tools
- Pneumatic tools
- Stationary power tools
- Table and mitre saws
- Heavy equipment
- Modern Carpentry, Modern Plumbing, and Modern Residential Wiring
- PACT Curriculum - a postsecondary text
- Work boots, jeans or work pants, and a cotton shirt
- Safety glasses must be worn at all times in the lab space
Essential Skills Needed for Success
Students learn the entry level skills necessary to prepare for post-secondary education and the highly competitive world of work. Traditionally, successful students have mastered the processing and/or physical skills listed below prior to enrollment.
Core Essential Skills
Understand and use basic math computations; including percentages, fractions, decimals, rulers and standard units of measurement
Attention to detail
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Have an awareness of personal safety in the shop, adhere to safety procedures and assume personal responsibility
Grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects and quickly move hands together with arm, or move two hands together
Make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects
Able to climb, lift and carry objects of 50 pounds or more, and handle taxing physical activity
Tolerate a construction environment which includes high places, small spaces, extreme temperatures, dirty spaces, loud noises, and a variety of construction-related smells
For a complete list of essential skills please review the Course Overview Guide.