This is Construction Innovations
Students customize a year or semester of construction exploration to match their interests by choosing from a variety of quarter long courses which offer a solid foundation of basic knowledge and experience. Upon completion of the course, students can continue into an Advanced Construction course senior year.
Prerequisites at the Time of Junior Year Enrollment
Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate
Credits & Certifications Offered
High School Credit
- 3 CTE Year One
*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.
- 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
The Construction Innovations program allows students to rotate through a variety of courses introducing them to all of our construction offerings. They will use a variety of powered and non-powered tools and equipment. For a complete list, please review the following programs:
- The PACT CORE Instructinal Guide - a postsecondary text
- The PACT CORE Student Workbook - a postsecondary text
- Work pants with a belt (no shorts or athletic pants)
- Cotton shirt
- Hard-soled, leather work boots
- A high visibility vest will be provided
- Hardhats and safety glasses will be provided and must be worn in the lab at all times.
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
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry as well as their application
Demonstrate familiarity with tools
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
Able to see up close clearly
Able to stand and move for extended periods of time
For a complete list of essential skills please review the Course Overview Guide.