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Fundamentals of Construction (9-10)

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: OSHA 10

This is a course that will introduce students to basic skills and knowledge applicable to all construction trades.  Topics covered include safety, construction drawings, site layout, hand and power tools, linear and angular measurements, and application of algebraic and geometric principles to construction problems. Safety training for OSHA and EPA requirements, fire safety, and workplace issues are covered thoroughly.  

 

Residential and Commercial Construction I (10-12)

  • Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Construction & Algebra I

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: NCCER Construction Technology

This is a course that will introduce students to basic skills and knowledge related to residential and commercial carpentry.  Topics covered include wood, metal and concrete building materials, fasteners, hand and power tools, fabrication based on construction plans, and framing of platform and post-and-beam structures (in both wood and metal).  This course gives students an introduction to the skills and knowledge base typically required for apprentice carpenters.  Students are strongly encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA. 

 

Residential and Commercial Construction II (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Residential & Commercial Construction I; Algebra I; Geometry; Physical Science

This is a course in which students will extend their skills and knowledge related to residential and commercial carpentry.  Topics covered include stairs, installation and repair of gypsum wallboard, advanced site layout, exterior finish work, thermal and moisture protection, and an introduction to welding. This course gives students a substantial skill and knowledge foundation typically required for apprentice carpenters.  Students are strongly encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA.  This course may be repeated for additional credit.  

 

Construction Practicum (12)

  • Prerequisite: Residential & Commercial Construction II

  • Offered: Summer only

This is a capstone course intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous construction courses within a professional working environment. In addition to developing an understanding of the professional and ethical issues encountered by tradesmen and contractors in the workplace, students learn to refine their skills in problem solving, communication, teamwork, and project management in the completion of an off-site, course-long project. 

 

Building Construction Technology / Dual Enrollment / TCAT , Harriman

  • Prerequisite: Residential & Commercial Construction I

‚ÄčThe Building Construction Technology Program is designed to prepare students for employment in the electrical, plumbing, roofing, construction and/or remodeling fields.  Skills taught in the course include safety, general building concepts, masonry, framing, roofing, plumbing, wiring techniques and installation, National Electric Codes, blueprint reading, and finishing. The student will receive theory and skill practice in the classroom and lab as well as be required to build on site completing the hands-on skill portion of his/her training.

For details about Dual Enrollment Building Construction Technology through TCAT, Harriman, click the link:  Building Construction Technology 

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